I have the sweetest rather patient little baby girl. She's almost always happy...as long as we're holding her, or she's in the sling, or we're laying down with her while she's sleeping. BUT leave her lying alone for 2 minutes and she's awake and calling for us. (I say "calling" instead of crying because it rarely comes to that. I respond first.)
Now the average population would say we're training her to be this way, but I bet more people here go the Attachment Parenting route and I wonder what your experience is. This is our 4th child and it's been this way with all of them. In fact I'd rather it be this way than for the baby to cry herself to sleep or something. But once the baby is asleep it would be nice to be able to set her down. My only baby who would let me do that was our third because she loved being swaddled so much, I think it let her feel like she was being held and we could lay her down for a nap (sometimes.) What's your AP experience? Don't get me wrong, I love holding my children and living the AP lifestyle and am not looking to change anything, but I wonder what everyone else's experience is.