Reply to LO will only stop crying when held or on top of mom or dad

You cannot build a bad habit by holding a baby who wants to be held, especially that young. That is an old wives tale that older parenting generations tell us for some weird reason. You could wear baby (definitely a life saver for me), so you can get more done. You are coming up on the “period of purple crying” so it’s likely just part of his development. I have 4 under age 5, and I have worn and held my kids almost on demand until toddler ages (12-15 months), and when I turn them down it’s usually because I’m busy cooking/cleaning/helping another child and none of them expect to be held all the time and are very independent at play and sleep but all love their cuddle time (like most humans, kids or adults). :)