Your baby has now entered in the 11th month. He is one month far from his first birthday. So be ready for his first birthday bash. He is now more active and responsive to you. He can communicate with you, can tell you his likes and dislikes. These months are crucial, so you should take extra care of your baby now. Love him, give him your attention, cuddle with him, kiss him, soothe him, and when he needs you, be there for him always. Here are some developments that you can note in your baby.
Here we are talking about 11-MONTH-OLD baby’s development:
DEVELOPMENTS AT THE AGE OF ELEVEN MONTH:
Your baby becomes busier by day. Can you even remember those first tough weeks when he just slept in his inflatable chair? Now your little angel cannot wait to keep his little fingers in everything he finds. They are exploring their environment, and at this point, their flexibility can happen very fast, just when you think your child is just playing with the toys that surround him. Simply staying in one place is also an important step to celebrate. Parents often look for movement, but this position and adjustment and balance are a skill in itself. Most babies of this age can easily sit without any support of cushions or momma’s help; they can roll over and pull on the back.
Some babies of this age take their first steps as soon as 9 or 10 months, but this step could be several months for others. Walking is a major achievement that differs with each kid. Children basically reach the ability of this skill between 11 and 16 months when children are able to do this; there is a downside to having a walker early as the baby might be less aware of the hidden danger. When children walk around very early, it is important to remember that they still develop their intellectual skills, so that their feet take them away. Still, they do not know how to react. Once your baby is standing, you are likely to start surfing along with the coffee table and other furniture.
Parents can see a lot of nonsense as and when these muscles learn to work. And at the end of the month, the baby is taking action, and something falls. Although some babies may skip landmarks such as tracking, all milestones are essential in the movement. The four-leg crawling position, for example, allows the baby’s hands and legs to carry more weight and get the bones stronger, resulting in greater stability once the baby is standing. If the child has not already learned to roll or crawl on the hands and knees, it should not be a stimulus to see if it can be developed before support, cruising, and walking. These later skills will be learned much more effectively.
Words and sounds similar to words sprout from your baby and can be used meaningfully as the brain continues to develop the ability to reason and speak well. Encourage your little angel’s interest in the language and understanding of two-way communication by being a devoted listener and responding to your sounds. To nourish your baby’s memory skills, play games with baby like pie and peek-a-boo. At this stage, your baby might mimic word sounds and pronunciation. He may be able to follow simple one-step directions, like “Bring Me the Ball” or “Collect the Spoon.” Help him learn by separating multi-step commands into easy to follow simple steps by strengthening gestures.
IT’S TIME TO APPRECIATE THOSE LITTLE ACTIONS:
Remember to appreciate this brief but splendid period in which your baby’s communication skills arise. Your baby might want to look at the books and flip through the pages, but he will not always be able to turn them one by one. Tell your little angel; it is Red, it is yellow, is it blue. Introduce primary colors through photos of everyday objects. Or stick with bulky and inexpensive cardboard books that can withstand little fingers.
To add different variety to your baby’s reading time and to find out what’s most attractive to him, you can also try your local library or children’s section in a family book mart. Your baby might struggle with separation anxiety attacks in recent months. It’s natural; he loves you and also depends on you, so he’s in trouble when you go away from him. Be careful when you leave your child in the nursery or with a babysitter at the house and do not drag out the pangs with continued farewells. Your baby’s tears will disappear shortly after you are not visible.
You can help your baby feel more self-reliant by not drifting over it all the time. Of course, he must always know that you are confident. So, if he dresses in another room, don’t just go after him, wait a few minutes before continuing. If you have to go to another room of the house, call his name when you are in the next room of the house, but do not run every time he screams. Although at this point, your baby’s glossary is probably only a set of words in addition to “mama” and “dada”. Your baby might stammer or completely twist phrases that resemble a foreign language. Act in front of your baby like you understand everything that he utters.
Your baby can answer simple questions and orders that you give him, especially if you give him some hints with hand actions. For example, ask him “Where is your eye? And report it. Or you can also try “Get me the cup” and mark towards the thing. He can even answer your sayings in his unique way, by using his sweet actions, like he can shake his head for telling you “no.” Because he is ready now, it’s a very good time to start teaching your baby how to help. Use the words Please and Thank you and sorry, and you can make the cleaning time of the toys a big fun by changing it into a game. Although your baby might not have the idea yet, it is not too much.
INVOLVE YOUR BABY IN TINY CHORES:
You will have to work with him at your side, and it totally depends on you to help out your baby to make relations between the things and their names, the more you make your baby’s glossary faster, you should keep talking to your little angel baby and classifying, climb stairs as you climb them, and keep uttering the names of objects and colors of fruits and vegetables at the big bazaar store. Take a picture book and ask him to point or name known objects.
You can ask your baby if he would like to wear green or orange shirt, or if he would like to play with his toys or stack rings. Always give your baby two choices: they both are right in front of your baby’s eyes. He cannot answer for a while, but again, you would be surprised by your little baby angel. If your child goes, he can take the first self-reliant steps. If not, do not worry. You can boost up your child to stand or kneel in front of him and stretch out his arms.
You can pick up both of his hands and walk. If this is the case, like most children, your child will take the first steps, putting his hands on his side balance and leaning on his elbows, legs will turn outward, and the stomach will move forward, and the lower part will come off for balance. As always, you should make sure that your child has neat and safe surroundings for developing their new skills. Follow the standard recommendations for childhood and never leave the child ignored.
The most important thing is, keep your camera ready always. You can feel that it’s reasonable to share your child with someone he grew up in, but experts say that now is the best time to distract him from the nipple. The more your baby uses his pacifier, the harder it is to stop it, but another reason to take a break right now is the exciting phase of language development.
Your child may have fewer chances of always having something in his mouth. Removing a pacifier can be difficult. Go step by step: limiting the use of the day, and then work with the child until your baby does not use it at night. You can also try changing the pacifier for stuffed animals or toys. At this time, your child’s game is likely to begin to master her motor skills. He realized that his thumb and index finger could perform large muscles. Some children at this age have from 2 to 5 minutes of attention for quiet activities, even if your child’s favorite games may not be so calm.
Your child will probably be interested in pushing, throwing, and hitting everything. He will give you a toy and take one toy, and he loves the game where he can keep his toys in the basket and then again remove them from the basket. This is going to be well with blocks of buckets or boxes of different colors and shapes and pots and pans that he can insert into each other. He will also wonder by listening to the loud sounds of pots and pans. Your baby should now eat with his fingers and start analyzing the use of a spoon. You should fill your 11 months old baby diet with a diversity of cereals, vegetables, fruits, cheese, yogurt, or fish tofu.
You should offer him a snack in the morning and then in the afternoon so that your baby gets enough energy for a successful and happy day. Some good quality of crackers and some dried fruit and cereals are all very good snack options for your little angel baby. Always give your little baby 16 to 20 grams of milk in a whole day, an increase in the use of a Sippy cup throughout the day. As your baby grows, add a variety of flavors in a meal directory. If you have a particularly pungent eater who constantly pushes the spoon, do not despair.
You should keep trying new food. At the same time, you should not force your child to eat anything. Better to let the children decide for themselves when they want to eat. Research has shown that parents who make their babies clean the plates, often become curtailments later in life. At the age of 11 months, your little baby should walk while holding the furniture or maybe your hands. He might even drop your hands to try a few steps all alone, or he might even walk without any help at all. Some kids of this age experience this by standing on their toes or on their one leg. Some 11-month-old children find that climbing is very thrilling and fun to explore their skills.
They will make counters, go beyond their guardrails, and put themselves in rather precarious situations. If you have one of these small climbers, do not give them an easy way road. You should move the chairs far away from tables and counters too so your baby cannot get up so high enough to draw an unpleasant spill. Your baby may also like to open the drawers and cabinets of the home, so you should be sure to lock in chemicals, your cleaning products, or your cosmetics that are within their easy reach. So, your baby’s hand and eye coordination are well now; he will appreciate learning how things work by organizing toys by size and color while separating them and putting them together. Color full stacking blocks and bright nesting cups are awesome toys for these activities. 11-month-old children understand that they are very different.
THE BABY’S COMMUNICATION IS MORE ENHANCED:
Now they have a strong sense of taste, and now they have learned this skill about how to get what they want by using their emotions and how to throw anger when you try to take away your favorite toy. Perhaps your child has already learned the word “no.” If so, you will probably hear a lot. Communication begins with a more mature step of 11 months. Babies in this month can participate in regular conversations. When you ask a question to him, you get an answer, although you probably do not understand much of this answer. When you say something, for example, an apple, your child can point to it.
You will also notice that your child has more concentration, and he can focus on you or the game for more than a few seconds at the same time. Even every active child enjoys an idle time, sitting on the lap of his mom or dad, and read a good book. Their style of reading book can be turning pages, pointing at objects, and lifting the flaps, gluing small fingers through the holes, and perhaps sometimes chewing in the corner of the book. Just because your child’s cooperation with reading a book can last only a few seconds, it does not mean that he does not have experience.
READ HIM A COLORFUL BOOK:
A lot of studies indicate that reading with children even slightly increases their brainpower. But a few seconds concern his attention: keep reading to him, and you will find that as he gets older, he will be able to sit for longer time periods. He probably tries to read favorite books written about objects that interest him, and you might be reading the same books over and over again. When he points out to a word on the page or stops on a page, pronounce the words slowly.
He may not be able to repeat these words, but that does not mean that they are not absorbed. Approximately at this age, he can even look at the accurate picture when the image is named by you. Thanks to the constant experience of reading books with loving parents and caregivers, reading must help his intellectual skills, including language, and he will consider that reading himself is like a pleasant pastime in his life.
WHEN TO WORRY:
Your baby’s immune system is still developing; he is not so able to fight with different diseases, so if you notice mentioned symptoms, then contact with baby’s doctor soon. Care for your baby. If you notice that your baby is sick and got a fever with skin rashes that spread in his eyes, it indicates a symptom of chickenpox, so you should go for a vaccination soon. If your baby vomits for more than twelve hours or vomiting with great force with other symptoms such as he is sleeping a lot, bulging fontanels, swollen abdomen, and breathing difficulties so you should consult with the baby’s doctor in this situation.
If you note small red or white bumps or acne and it remains for more than four months on the baby’s body, you should call the doctor. If your baby has a Chester coughs for more than six days and go through yellow, green, or brown gunk, fever over 103 ° F, and also has breathing problem you should consult with your baby’s doctor soon.
If you feel that wax builds up in the baby’s ears with pus formation, and it is also causing earache and itching, so you should go to the doctor. If you notice skin rashes on the cheeks, scalp, and chest, legs, and on the hip with other parts of the body that appear dry, flaky, and thick, it can be symptoms of eczema also. So, you should go to the doctor. If the baby has watery eyes, red and swollen also that may be symptoms of pink eyes.
If your baby’s sclera, the white part of the eyes or the skin of his belly, legs, and arms become yellow, with a lack of food desire and fever could indicate jaundice. In this situation, you have to contact your baby’s doctor. If your baby faces continuous vomiting, constant cough, no desire for appetite, strain, and regurgitation might be a symbol of gastroesophageal reflux. If your baby is showing symptoms of tonsillitis such as reluctancy to eat, bad breath, slobber, swallowing problems, or he seems sick with a temperature above 97 ° F.
If the baby does not gain enough weight, it may indicate failure of prosperity also. If your baby shows symptoms of diarrhea such as a loose motion for more than one day, increased vomiting, decreased urination, crying without tears and blood, or black stools. If your baby passes smelly urine with fever, vomiting, irritability, and loss of desire of appetite, it may be the possibility of urinary tract infection. If your baby is losing all the skills once he had so, you should worry about that. In all these conditions, you should consult your baby’s doctor very soon. Do not behave carelessly in case of your baby’s health.
BABY’S HEIGHT AND WEIGHT:
In the case of a baby boy, the weight should be 7.4 to 11.5, and his height should be 70.2 to 78.9, and his head circumference should be 43.4 to 48.2. And in the case of a baby girl, the weight should be 7.0 to 11.0, and her height should be 68.0 to 77.5, and her head circumference should be 42.0 to 47.1.
GAME OF THE MONTH:
You can make your own soft play center in the living room by covering blankets between the chairs, putting comforter on the floor, and using beanbags and making hurdles or open cabinets boxes like a burrow.