Trivia Question 1-16-19 Sounds so cute

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It’s a wheeled frame in which a baby is suspended in a harness and can move itself about a room with its feet.
Helps with the transition of crawling to walking
Totally read the question wrong erghh my new answer ...

Baby WAKER.. (not Walker haha!)

Term used in reference to the first shot of a cannonade
 

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:laugh: I suppose it's called a baby waker because the sudden thunder would wake sleeping babies.

A baby waker is the first shot of an artillery cannonade.

Sources: https://civilwartalk.com/threads/baby-waker.7769/, https://www.civilwarhome.com/terms.html, A Buff Looks at the American Civil War by Shon Powers (p. 392)


In addition, it seems, some units also named one of their cannons "Baby Waker".

Source: Sumter After the First Shots by Derek Smith (p. 106), City of Sedition: The History of New York City during the Civil War
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