My youngest son has always been independent. While we co-slept with our oldest when he was born, our youngest wanted nothing to do with it from day one. He began to walk at six months and in a twin bed by ten months. He never wanted stuffed animals, blanket's, pacifiers or to be held... until lately. At about 18 months he decided he had apparently been missing out on all that life and love had to offer! He found a binky...and a blanky....and sixteen stuffed friends. He wants to be held constantly and loves to snuggle! Although he is still Mr. Independent, he loves his mommy, daddy and big brother with a passion!