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Well, if someone took something away from me that I was interested in checking out, that I had never seen before, I would probably get upset.
Because I can use other words then crying, I'd probably ask for it back.
But your baby doesn't have other words, her crying is her way to communicate with you--that she doesn't like something. It is totally normal.
Just try to distract her--give her something else she *can* have, when you put her down, give her something to play with, set her down, play with it for a minute your self, talk about it.
For example I'll pick up a toy , set my little one down and say, "ooo, look! It is speedy! Isn't he the best? You take care of speedy, mama will be right back."
Any time I take something from my little one, I say "thank you!" So it is a nice thing, like he is giving it to me, and is helpful. That plus giving him something he can have usually mitigates the fussing.
Except for last night-- he had a container of crayola fingerpaints that he really, really liked. It was time for bed, so I took it from him. He was *MAD* for a good 10 minutes. But that isn't exactly something we can take to bed, you know....