He doesn't really like to just be held, either.
However, he LOVES his swing. He cries for it. When he gets in there, he is happy, smiles, laughs, talks, etc. I am trying to cut back on the amount of time he spends in there. He will make eye contact and talk to us if he is in there. When he is in the swing, he even lets us leave the room. If we put him down anywhere else he doesn't want us to leave, though he is starting to exhibit this same independent behavior in his car seat.
He is only 3 months, so I am thinking a little young to be wanting independence, plus he has pretty much always been this way.
We breastfeed, bed share, all the other good stuff.....
Are we not developing a secure attachment? What should I be doing?