There's something so comforting and sweet about holding a baby, smelling their "new baby" smell and hearing their soft breathing. So I hold my baby every chance I get and wear my him in a carrier when I am out and about. It seems like everyday, though, someone suggests I put down my baby, saying, "Be careful, you don't want to spoil him." I take their caution with a grain of salt, because you definitely aren't "spoiling" your baby by holding them, feeding them on demand, wearing them in a baby carrier, picking them up when they cry or reach for you, or co-sleeping with them in the same room.
Why? Because it's virtually impossible to spoil a baby. What does that even mean, anyway? What makes a baby "spoiled?" Wanting to be held? Expecting to be fed when they are hungry or changed when they are wet? OMG they are so needy, those babies! Yes, they are, because that's how babies are supposed to be. They're literally tiny bundles of needs, wants, feelings, and poop. They don't have the ability to be "spoiled." Even if it feels like it sometimes, it's not as if your baby has the cognitive ability to want more from you or manipulate you into doing something you don't want to do. That, my friends, is called projection. Babies don't work that way.
Now, please don't misunderstand, I don't think parents need to hold their baby all day long for their baby to be healthy and to establish a long-lasting bond. It's totally OK to put the baby down if you are tired, need a break, need sleep, don't want to hold them while you poop, or are so completely touched out at the end of the day that it makes your skin crawl. You won't mess your kid up if you need to take a break, it's just that you won't spoil them if you decide to snuggle with them all day long while you binge watch The Handmaid's Tale. The way I see it, not a damn bad thing can come from meeting your baby's needs, as long as you are taking care of your own needs, too.