Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.
What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is usually best after all.
Perhaps a child who is fussed over gets a feeling of destiny, he thinks he is in the world for something important and it gives him drive and confidence.
All the time a person is a child he is both a child and learning to be a parent. After he becomes a parent he becomes predominantly a parent reliving childhood.