I practice attachment style parenting so I don't believe that a baby is really spoiled. It's normal and in their nature for them to want to be close to their parents, especially the primary caregiver, usually mom. One big aspect of attachment parenting is babywearing. I carry my son around in a sling for a few hours a day at least in total which allows me to get things done around the house. It's a real life saver. I don't have to wait until he's asleep to do my house work. Obviously, there are times when your baby should play by himself, but babies who are worn in carriers are less fussy, less colicky, less needy, you learn to read their cues, you form a stronger bond, you end up talking to them a lot more, and some research suggests babies develop faster when they are worn in a carrier. It seems like if you carry him a lot, he will always need to be carried, but when I take my baby out of the carrier, he seems very content. He can sleep in the carrier, I can nurse him in it, the one I'm using now does not strain my back, and I have two free hands while he is able to explore his environment and learn by watching what I'm doing from my perspective. There are a lot of carriers out there. I like the Ergo, sling style carriers or wrap style carriers (moby, sleepy wrap).