Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The 10th Month

What your little one may be doing:

By the tenth month your baby should be able to stand on their own holding on to someone or something, object on taking away a toy, play peek-a-boo with fingers and hands, pull up to standing position on their own from sitting, say ‘ma’ ‘mamma’ ‘baba’ ‘papa’, begin doing gestures.

Many babies will be able to get into sitting position from stomach, walk by holding to furniture, pick up tiny objects neatly with tip of the thumb and finger, understand when you say ‘NO’ but “NEVER’ or hardly obey, be able to clap or wave bye.

Some babies will be able to stand alone for a few seconds or minute, say one or two words other than’ mamma’ ‘papa’, point at things.

A few, but not all, babies will be able to play with a ball and even roll it back, stand alone well, drink from a cup on their own, pick up tiny objects neatly with tip of the thumb and finger, respond to a command with a gesture, show what they need by other means instead of only crying, speak in baby language that may sound like gibberish, walk well.


It is important to note here that not all babies will reach these milestones at the exact same age. One baby might learn something at one month of age, another might learn the same at three months of age. This does in no way imply a lack of intelligence or development on the part of your little one.

Remember, each baby is special in its own way and need their own time to adjust to situations and to learn new things. Do not panic if your baby is not doing what your friend's same-age baby is doing already. Keep an eye on your child and note their daily movements. Sometimes, these activities will be so short in their time span that you may have a chance of not noticing at all, unless you keep paying constant attention. However, if there is constant and marked delay in all of baby's responses, do consult baby's doctor about the same and discuss anything that is on your mind.

Let your baby get all your love and attention. The complete care and love of parents goes a long way in baby's development.

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