I am new mom to an 11week old daughter. Since she has been born I have pretty much carried her (in my arms or a sling carrier) most of the time. I also had not planned to co-sleep but it has been what felt right since she came home from the hospital. Recently she wants nothing to do with anyone but myself. Family comes over and wants to hold her and they maybe get to hold her for 2 minutes before she starts hysterically crying! They try and calm her down by walking around the house and talking to her but she just keeps screaming uncontrollably. All I want to do when she cries like that is take her away from them because I know that once she is in my arms she will immediatly become calm again. I am just at a loss as to what to do? If I should just politely take her away from them and calm her down or should I really be allowing other people to try and calm her even though she cries so hard she almost gets sick!? It just breaks my heart to see her so upset and scared especially knowing that if I hold her she will stop crying. The worst part is she even does this to her dad now. He gets time with her in the evenings when they play and she is calm and happy but if she starts screaming she will not stop unless I take her in my arms. I have been trying to let him try and soothe her. He will try and talk with her and hold her but after like 10 or 15 minutes she has cried so hard she doesnt even have a voice left and she starts coughing and choking from her screams...so I then take her from him. He is starting to get really frustrated (understandable!). He told me last night he thought that she was too dependent on me and that maybe if I didnt carry her around all the time that she wouldnt act like she does when others hold her. He thinks she should be able to start self soothing a little bit. I just dont agree with that. I just dont know what to do? I feel like I am doing everything I can for my daughter right now but I am starting to question whether or not I am holding her back in some way from being close to other people, mainly her dad!? I have felt like the right thing to do is try and let her be with her dad as much as possible when she is calm and happy but when she starts to scream to take her back because I feel like maybe then she can become more comfortable around and not associate him with crying and screaming?! But I really do want him to be able to soothe her too! I would love some feedback or opinions!