My nine month old baby boy by nature is a happy self-soother, sucks his fingers, loves exploring and crawling around etc. Lately when I'm the only one around with him he throws a major fit if I put him down for even a moment (even with his toys around!) Unless there's other people and distractions around he just wants me to hold him! My motherly intuition tells me there isn't anything bothering him - because he's very content when I hold him - but I'm beginning to get very resentful towards his behavior as well as completely drained. I'm all into attachment parenting - I sleep with him, nurse on demand, wear him when I can etc.
But how much is too much? How do I set a gentle limit on him so he stops demanding so much of me?