I am wondering what everyone's thoughts are regarding so called "sleep crutches" and how, or if one should, break these habits.
Reason: DD won't nap during the day unless she is swinging and the hair dryer is on in the background. And, she won't sleep at night unless she is on me - the whole.darn.night (two weeks now). At first, I was under the mindset of "whatever works to get her some good rest" but now I am feeling super frustrated that I am stuck with her on me from 6:30pm until about 8am. I usually get up once to pee after I change her diaper and she cries the whole time. I try every night to get her to sleep somewhere else and she won't have it. Seriously, I try for hours and hours some nights. Also, I can't turn the hairdryer or the swing off or she immediately wakes up.
I am just wondering if I am forming some bad habits for her that will be harder to break down the road or if she will gradually become less reliant on these habits on her own. I would like to wean her from these things but I don't know if it is too early... since I know she will cry the whole time! And I am not about to let her CIO at 8 weeks. What would you do?