My son is just a little over three months old and for the past few weeks he's started crying every time I leave his line of sight, even if it's only for a moment. When he first started this, I would immediately run back to him and calm him down. I'm beginning to wonder if this is a phase or have I spoiled him? I know there is big debate over whether or not babies this age can be spoiled and I'm not sure what I think about it - sometimes it sure seems as though he is, lol!
He also does it when he is in his car seat and no one sits in the back with him. If I ride back there when my husband drives, he's absolutely fine, looking at me and smiling, but if I'm alone and have to drive he cries the whole time until we get where we're going and I can get to him. Even if I talk to him or play the radio he is inconsolable until he sees me again.
What I've started doing when I know I have to do something and can't hold him is putting him down somewhere safe and just letting him cry while I get it done but if it takes very long at all (I'm talking the time it takes to make a bottle or go to the bathroom or get laundry out of the dryer) he is soon full out screaming and very upset. I don't know what to do anymore. I want to show up that I'll always be there when he needs me, and that anytime I leave I will be back, but I don't know exactly how to do that. Should I let him cry while I do my chores or should I rush to him to console him?