A developing child goes through so many “firsts” in that initial year that it’s easy to forget about some of them.
Take for example the first time L grabbed something other than a someone’s finger.
A parent’s finger is warm and I suppose somewhat inviting to be — conducive to being, at least — held. A plush toy? Not exactly soft, but warm I suppose. Perhaps this just means the end of a short era of preferring Tata’s finger to just about anything else?
Another big development is the ability to sit.
It’s a long way from sitting with supports to sitting alone. But like everything else has to this point, I expect the one to melt into the other unexpectedly.