The former One Direction singer who recently launched his solo career opened up having to be away from Bear, who he shares with partner Cheryl Cole, whilst traveling for work.
“He’s going to stay with his mom until we really figure out what we’re doing,” the 24-year-old told Us Weekly.
“It’s going to be difficult. It’s hard being away, but time differences with babies and stuff — it’s really hard on them. I don’t want to drag him around the world for, you know, just for my sanity. We’ll do it when the time’s right.”
The 'Strip That Down' singer and Cheryl, 34, welcomed Bear in March this year.
The couple first met in 2008 when Payne auditioned for the X-Factor UK and Cheryl was a judge.
Eight years later in 2016 they started dating.