Babies tend to learn at a very young age how they can get their way without even talking. Many times babies will cry out for attentions whether they want to be held, if they are hungry, or if something hurts. Babies are big attention seekers and if they find anyway to sucker their parents in any way they will. Some people may argue that picking up babies all the time are just a simple way of showing affection and others see it as a way of spoiling a baby. If a baby learns that at the moment that they cry the parent will run to them then that's just a simple way for them to do it all the time. Some parents find different methods to stop the baby from crying whether it by playing music or just simply letting the baby cry out to show the baby who is in charge. For the common parent picking the baby up is the only motive.