Is there a "Too Attached"?
I'm not sure there is a level of attachment that is "too attached" when it comes to mom and dad. I know it can be a pain when your baby doesn't want you to leave them, but a little bit of anxiety on the child's part is normal and healthy - they don't understand time very well (if at all) or the concept that you will ALWAYS come back for them. That doesn't necessarily mean they are too attached, just means that they don't understand what is going on. Mason and Audrey are both very attached to me and my husband, but as they have grown we are now able to explain to them that we are leaving them with a babysitter and will be back when they wake up (or whenever we are going to be back) and they understand and can say goodbye without tears.
Too attached is a weird phrasing. I think yes, there can be an unhealthy attachment. When the child won't settle with or for someone else even their dad.
Then I think the mama needs to just take more time out. Even if just taking the trash out or sitting in the bathroom alone. Lol. Showing the baby you will come back.
You need your trip to store alone sometimes and yes it's hard they get upset but it truly passes and they make it through and they will see you're not gone forever.
Breaks our heart more than theirs and ours lasts a lot longer it seems. Lol