I have a similar situation with my baby who is practically the same age (1st birthday on 8/7/07). He has never been a cuddler- I mean- when he was a newborn, he had no choice but once he could move at all, he'd push us away- he's breastfed and never pushed me away for that, but beyond that, you'd try to hug him and he'd push away. But he's healthy, happy, developing well- always smiling, laughing, sleeps well, all of those things. I too am a cuddler and was a little bummed out. Well, just over the last couple of weeks, he's started to give hugs and then over the last week, kisses too! Now, over that time he's been weaned. So I don't know if maybe he got enough closeness from the nursing that he just didn't want anymore and now that he is not being nursed he's ready for that closeness. Or also, my husband and I started to make it a point to hug and kiss each other in front of him. I still wouldn't call him a cuddler, but he doesn't push away anymore. Maybe your little guy just needs more time. I don't know if this is helpful, but I hope it gives you some peace of mind. Take care.