My daughter is 6 months old now and have started to cry whenever I put her on the floor/bed and walk away. Once I make the movement of laying her down, she scrunches up her face and starts to cry. She stops crying when I pick her back up.
She has been an easy baby-- didn't cry or fuss much. Whenever we set her down on the playmat, she could amuse herself for some time. Not so any longer.
Sometimes I lie on the mat with her and read while she plays, and she's fine with that. When I stand up, even to go to the bathroom, she cries.
I carry her in a sling as often as I can, on walks or for chores, etc. When I have to do work on the computer, I sit her on my lap, and she's content there. I've tried to move the playmat right next to my desk, but she prefers to be on my lap sitting up.
Now my dh and family say I've spoiled her by carrying her too much when she was younger. I generally attend to her cries quickly, so when she doesn't get what she wants immediately, such as my boob or being carried, her cries escalate pretty fast. I'm not sure what to do.
How has other mothers dealt with this???