“It’s definitely all about dude time now,” the VH1 Morning Buzz host, 41, tells PEOPLE.
“Cam and I are out in the yard playing and Mom and Brooklyn are doing what they do — which is a lot of feeding and sleeping … It’s a lot of fun.”
“He’s starting to warm up to the idea. His initial reaction was put her back, put her back in the belly. I don’t want any part of this,” the dad of two jokes.
“Now he’s realized that she’s here to stay and he’s warming to the idea of someone stealing a little bit of his attention.”
A sign that the tides are turning? “He’s very concerned when she’s crying. He’s like, ‘Baby Brooklyn crying,’ ” Lachey says. “He’s already got the older brother instinct [kicking] in, which is good.”
But Camden isn’t the only one who has had to learn a few lessons since Brooklyn’s arrival.
“When it comes time to dress Brooklyn, I still defer to [Vanessa],” the singer shares. “The whole dressing thing is tough for me with a little girl.”
He adds, “I got a lot to learn about braiding hair and all the things that come into play.”
— Anya Leon