Re: Am I creating a needy child?
Oh my goodness, 6 months is far too early to be worrying about independence! A 6 month old baby is not and should not be independent. 6 month old babies are designed by nature (or God, if you prefer) to be almost totally dependent on mom for food, comfort, warmth, transportation, safety... Responding to those needs isn't going to make her whiny, clingy, or impossible to be around. It's going to make her confident, because she will KNOW at a very basic level that whatever her need is, it's going to be taken care of.
I hope the next few weeks go really smoothly. Hopefully you'll only be pleasantly surprised, the way I was with my DD2 when I sent her off to preschool. Of my 2 girls, DD2 is the one who has more separation anxiety. I thought I would end up having to stay at school with her, and worried that she would cry non-stop for me while I was gone. Instead, she LOVED preschool from the first minute, bonded with her teachers, and is completely accepting of me going to "do an errand" while she's at school.
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"