In many parts of the world, it's completely normal to have your baby close to you round the clock. In the west sadly we're often given out of date advice. That it's best to separate from baby early on so they ’don’t get into bad habits’ and learn to do things like nap and sleep independantly. 🤔
The thing is, babies are never happy about this because we were actually designed to be close. As far as your baby is concerned, there is no life or safety for them apart from you. You are their whole world, their everything. Sounds cheesy but it’s truth. You’re the person who makes things OK. Babies are biologically meant to feel more anxious when you're not close.
So next time your baby cries when you put them down, or try to leave them in a different room to you, they're not being difficult. They don’t need ‘training’ of any kind. Nothing has gone wrong. They're being absolutely healthy, normal babies. They’re just saying 'Hey, can we stay close please! While I'm small I really need you close to feel OK.'
‘Small’ lasts a LOT longer than many parents think or expect (which is tiring), but it won’t always be this way. It really won’t.