Help. My 3.5 year old freaks out if she's not right next to me. I leave her briefly to nurse the baby, like 5 minutes, and she's in hysterics. She wakes up 2-3 times a night searching for her dad. We moved recently, which is probably adding to her insecurity.
What do you ladies think? Is it okay to leave her alone for some "quiet time" so I can get the baby down for a nap? Or am I really harming her, and I should just let the baby get exhausted until she passes out. Baby in question is 13 month toddler, so she's fighting the naps she so desperately needs. Or am I harming her, but it may be what is best for the entire family. Any other solutions?