Our daughter is almost 1 years old and is a very well-developed for her stage child. She is now quite attached to her mother, me, and wants to be picked up many times a day. I work part-time 3 days a week and spend basically all day long with her. Naturally, I pick her up as much as I am able to. However, unsurprisingly, there will be moments when I have to attend to a stove or some chore and can't pick her up at that very moment. I strive to speak to her in a soothing voice, telling her I will be with her shortly.
Is there any additional gesture I can use to indicate I will attend to her as soon as I can or even if she cannot comprehend words yet, she should grasp what I mean when I explain to her I cannot at that moment? Should I stick to a particular set of words each time so she can associate them with a slightly delayed response from me vs any deliberate indifference on my part?