I have heard it said that you cannot spoil a baby. But is that really true? What if the baby is never put down, not even when they nap. What if the baby is played with and entertained constantly, rather than allowed to play with toys on their own. Don't get me wrong, I dislike listening to a baby cry as much as the next person. And I would never advocate making them wait for food or a diaper change or any other necessity. Obviously taking care of necessities would never be considered spoiling them. But what about holding them? Is it spoiling them to hold them all the time? Of course babies should be held and snuggled some of the time. But is it possible to hold them so much of the time that they fail to learn to entertain themselves or self-soothe?