Most parents would probably agree that raising a baby is incredibly challenging. Babies are so helpless, and days spent taking care of them are often an endless blur of feeding, changing, playing, and trying to get them to sleep. As challenging and frustrating as it can be, however, I think most parents would also agree that the whole thing goes by way too quickly. Long before they can sit up or talk or use the potty, there are so many ways your baby is showing their independence. And that means that before you know it, they've grown up before your very eyes.
It can be scary to think of your child getting older and needing you less as they become more independent. My little girl is on the cusp of walking, and I know once she figures that out, it'll be that much harder to catch her for some snuggle time. Although part of me is sad about that, it's also amazing to watch her interact more with the world and see how comfortable she is on her own. Missing out on some cuddles is a small price to pay for knowing that she's happy and confident.
Here are seven signs your baby is becoming more independent.