My son is about 7.5 months old and I was hoping this was just a phase but he freaks out if I'm not holding him and it's even worse if I leave his sight. His Dad can be holding him and playing with him but he'll get fussy and start crying if I don't get him back soon. And if I leave his sight while his Dad's (or anyone is) holding him, holy crap - he freaks out so bad he gags while crying. I can put him down to play in his walker for about 5-10 minutes, I can even set him down on our bed to play with blocks while I pump bm. It doesn't last long though. It's pretty frustrating that I can't even pee without him getting upset. It's a normal phase right? What can we do to make it better. It's also kind of sad because whenever his Dad has him, he's freaking out or being fussy and that's got to make him feel not so great. I'm a stay at home mom, my son is with me pretty much 24-7. Should I let him just cry it out? I'm slowly letting him watch me do house work for 5 minutes here and 10 minutes there, I'll let him fuss but only until he starts gagging on his crying. And when he does this, he's not hungry, overtired or with a dirty diaper, so I don't get it.