She and I have not been separated for more than 30 minutes or so (other than naps) since she was born. She spends time alone (that is the 30 minutes) with DH. DH is now suggesting perhaps we/I let her go a bit and have her stay with a sitter so he and I can have some alone time. My mother is 2500 miles away, who I would absolutely leave her with. I have a neighbor I would consider, but am still leary and nervous about that. DH is concerned she will be too dependent on me since she spends nearly all her time with me/mom. It seems early for that, to me.
My question is: given the attachment, when is it developmentally healthy to leave my daughter with a sitter for a even a few hours?
I was thinking after 18 months since that tends to be when stranger anxiety significantly decreases. Is that so, or am I too concerned?
Thanks in adance,