As a parent, one of your most important jobs is helping your child establish the confidence they will need to face the world. Although you probably don't want to think about them leaving the nest while you're still tickling their toes, time has a way of moving pretty quickly. Building self-esteem may seem like a huge undertaking, but it can be easier than you think. Believe it or not, there are things you do every day that'll make your baby confident later in life.
Don't worry, you don't have to send your baby off on some crazy Survivor-like mission to make them more confident. In fact, the closer they are to you, the better off they'll be in the long run. Consistently responding to their needs, establishing a predictable daily routine, and encouraging them to play, are just a few of the very simple things you're probably already doing that will help your baby feel more secure and loved. And it's those warm and fuzzy feelings that will lay the foundation for healthy self-esteem down the road.
So if you were concerned that you weren't doing enough, you can rest easy. Most of the things you are going by just being there and being mom are setting your baby up for a lifetime of success.