This is my fiirst post. Yay!
So, I am the mother of a 7 week baby girl who will only take naps in her swing. Last week, I started putting her down for a nap after about just over an hour of wakefulness (as suggested on http://www.troublesometots.com/), which is great because she has much fewer meltdowns now that she is getting more sleep (duh). However, my question/issue is this...
I feel tethered to this swing. How am I supposed to leave the house and do things and have a life (and by "life" I mean go to the grocery store, run to the bank, etc.) if she is only up and out of the swing for an hour and a half at most? She nurses half of that time, also. She is a very reluctant sleeper and doesn't fall asleep in the car or stroller reliably or for any real lenth of time AND she only lets her dad wear her, though I am still working on that with her. Do I just have to accept a meldown in order to get anything done?
Any advice would be very well appreciated. Thank you!