Diaper pins and bottles, Rattles and bows, these are the little things that a new baby brings…
Yes when a baby arrives, with it arrive toys and other things. One such important and first toy for us is a rattle. These rattles can be of different shapes, sizes and different material. I also have two rattles (hand-me-downs though) and a story associated with them.
Most of us have heard the phrase, ‘Born with a silver spoon’. Well! I may not be born with a silver spoon, but I am certainly born with a silver rattle. Of course it is Miss A’s but now it’s all mine and only mine. When Mommy gave it to me for the first time, I had no idea what it is. She handed it to me in my hand, but that time I had a weak grasp and it fell off from my hand. However, Mommy or Miss A would be kind enough to make me hold it again. Now after days of practice and newly developed motor skills I have learned to hold and shake my rattle with ease. I like to play with it because whenever I shake it, the bells in it, make a melodious sound. The best part is that I always put the rattle in my mouth. Miss A finds this rather amusing and says, “Look, she has popped a lollipop in her mouth.” Yes, I do put it in my mouth and it creates no harm.
As for the second rattle, it is very colourful with different shapes and a big yellow sun. It has small interactive games as well. It does not make a sound but when someone shakes it, however, the sun goes up and down. Miss A refuses to give that to me. She says it is quite heavy and I may hurt myself if it falls on me. I am sure Miss A knows what she is doing after all she is my trainer.
Now let me tell you about the second R – Rolling Over! Last week I surprised everyone by rolling over. Mommy shrieked with joy and called everyone … “Look she just rolled.” Seeing her expression I did it again to make her happy. I amazed everyone as well as myself because I had a huge smile on my face as well.
You all must be wondering how I started rolling all of a sudden. Well, here is the secret … when I was around 3 months old, Mommy would often put me on my stomach aka ‘Tummy Time’. During that time I would try to lift my shoulders and head high with the help of my tiny arms. In a way, I was doing a mini pushup. These mini pushups actually strengthened my muscles which helped me to roll over.
I have noticed that since the time I have started rolling over I am not left unattended. I feel happy and often wonder why? Whatever may be the reason, I just love the attention!
Also Read: Theme Reveal, A – Arrival, B – Baby Cries, C – Colour, D – Diapers, E – Exercise, F – Fingers, G – Gym, H – Hair, I – Image, J – Juice, K – Kicking Around, L – Lullabies, M – Massage Time, N – Nani, O – Om and Other Mantras, P – Papa, Q – Queen