Hey, for sure you should pick him up if he wants you to!!! Of course he is still "just" a baby, and needs a lot of contact: don't get me wrong. But when he is crawling and exploring, I would be hesitant to pick him up. I would let him come to me, or call me. many parents will just snatch up a child who is a little frustrated that he can't grab a toy: when perhaps they should let him keep trying until he gets it. Follow your instincts, though, for sure.
9/7/08 at 1:23pm