This story took place only a few months back, when my son was a little baby around 5 months old. In my son's cot is a Winnie the Pooh mobile that is attached to the side of the cot and hangs down over the sleeping baby. When you wind the mobile up, the toys spin around in a circle and make a soft tinkling sound.
This one time, I had put my son to bed, and patted his back until he fell asleep (as per his routine) and quietly left the room. I decided that I would relax for a bit and browse the internet for something to do. I picked up my laptop and took it into my bedroom and lay down on the bed.
I was there for about 5 minutes when over the baby monitor I could hear a tinkling sound. I cocked my head to listen and I realised that the tinkling sound was coming from my sons room and it was the cot mobile! I felt a chill run down my spine; I hadn't turned on the monitor to put him to sleep... Who turned it on?
This cot mobile was not easy to turn on, and certainly not able to be switched on by a baby. You had to grasp the winder with one hand and then swiftly wind the knob with the other. I sat up and decided it was a good idea to check on my son.
I walked to the other end of the house and opened the door. My son was still fast asleep, and hadn't moved from the position I left him in. When I was in the room I didn't feel any negative presence.
We live in a new house (in a very old area) but have never experienced anything like this before so could it have been a relative paying a visit to the newest arrival or just a curious guest?
Thanks for reading!