actually, this describes our family and i stand behind our decision. I am not needy or insecure or hovering - my dh and i have strong beliefs and we make sacrifices to ensure that we are true to them whenever possible. I am very picky about the food we eat and I absolutely would not permit my dd to eat most crackers. Most processed foods are full of junk. And for the first year of my dd's life I only ran errands alone when it was completely necessary because she screamed hysterically in her car seat rearfacing. I saved almost all our trips out for when my dh could come alone and I or dh sat in the back so my dd could at least see a friendly face and hold our hands. I also nursed her while strapped in when she could not be comforted any other way (dr. sears recommends this, btw).