Re: how to teach baby to nap
She probably likes the swing because of the motion, remember she lived inside of you for 9 mths. and she may have been put to sleep when you walked and moved. As for her crying when you lay her down that is completely normal for alot of babies. They just feel secure bundled in your arms. What would help if you haven't tried it already is one of those swadling blankets, it is a blanket that swadles the baby and will stay wrapped tight because it has velcro on it. As she gets older she will get better about this. My baby was the exact same way, he wanted to be held constantly in my arms, if I laid him down he would cry(many many nights sleeping with him in the recliner...lol) Now I can just lay him down and he goes straight to sleep, I don't even have to rock him to sleep anymore at night. I don't think you can teach a baby to nap, they just have to figure it out on their own. Also, when my baby was first born I think he had his days and nights mixed up, I tried keeping him awake during the day, but it never worked. I tried rubbing him down with lotion to wake him during the day, didn't work, nothing I tried did. Then one day it was like he finally figured it out and he will sleep all night long now and awake just about the whole day except for a few short naps.