I hate my baby swing. I mean, seriously. I hate how it looks, I hate what it does, I hate everything about it. But it seems to be the only place my 13wk-old daughter can sleep without me.
Up until two weeks ago, I nursed her to sleep and let her nap on me for as long as she needed, usually 2 hours. This worked fine, for her. She'd wake up happy, belly full and would happily play independently for15-30 minutes before she'd be looking for me.
I decided to start getting her to take all her naps in the swing. She will fuss and cry and break my heart and eventually fall asleep, mostly for 30 minute cat naps four or five times throughout the day. However, since then, she despises being put down alone. She no longer likes to play independently at all and doesn't like to be held by anyone but me (and for short periods, her dad).
I'm concerned that in trading in my freedom during playtime for my freedom during naptime, I have caused her to become insecure. Is this a phase or age-related occurrence that most babies go through? Or am I causing a problem for my girl?