The One Direction star has been balancing his solo career with his family life ever since baby Bear was born last year, and although he and singer Cheryl are no longer together, Liam suggests he is happy to let his boy live with his mum until the tot is a little older.
Liam said: Babies want their mum; I would never have wanted to get in the way of that. It was actually easier to go out on the road just knowing he wanted his mum. Now he looks at me and points at me like, 'Here's this fun guy!' He knows.
However, the Strip That Down hitmaker admits Bear's growing sense of recognition is making it harder to jet off for work, and he is dreading the day Bear starts crying when he sees his dad heading out the door.
That makes me more upset now, leaving, because I know he'll want to see me, Liam says. But he's not at the place yet where he's crying when I leave; that's gonna be absolute disaster; I'm not ready for that.