Your 10 month old – Baby development – Newborn care.
Today we are going to study about Baby development: Your 10-month-old
What can my baby do at 10 months? Your baby’s babbles are sounding more like
real words. Show interest in what he has to say and he will keep talking. If your baby has been crawling for a while
he will probably be scooting around the house effortlessly now. Next he will be pulling
on furniture (or your legs!) to get up to standing.
When will my baby start to move around? By now, your baby can sit confidently and
is probably crawling well on his hands and knees. He is becoming more confident and gaining
speed and will soon start pulling himself up (if he hasn’t already). Your baby may even walk while holding onto
furniture, possibly letting go for a few seconds and standing without your support. Now your baby is mobile, he’ll set about exploring
the house. He may even attempt to crawl upstairs, so stay close by for support. If you haven’t
already done so, now is a good time to think about making your home safe for your baby. Your baby may take steps when you hold his
hands and walk him towards you. He may even try to stoop down and pick up a toy as you
hold one of his hands. Those magical first steps toward independence are just around
the corner. And you’ll find yourself taking a lot more exercise once your baby finds his
feet! Will my baby enjoy being sociable now? Your baby’s personality is really emerging
now. His social skills are blossoming and he may well give broad smiles to everyone
he meets. Or he may be a little shy, hiding his face when well-meaning strangers try to
engage him. Your baby will also repeat sounds, gesture
for your attention and may even wave goodbye when he sees you head for the door. He’s developing
a mind of his own, which you’ve probably already noticed when he protests at being changed,
put in his car seat or pram. My baby gets upset by things that didn’t worry
him before. Why is this? Your baby may seem scared of things that didn’t
formerly bother him, such as a whistling pressure cooker or the sound of a tractor or truck.
When this happens, the best you can do is comfort and reassure him. Tell him that you’re
there and he’s fine. This is a stage that will pass. Your baby will just need some extra
cuddles from you until he’s less anxious about sounds and sights that upset him.
How can I help my baby to understand and use words? Your baby is just beginning to understand
many simple words and phrases, so it’s more important than ever to keep talking to him.
You will help your baby to learn new words by repeating his attempt at a word back to
him as it should be said. For example, when he tries to say a word, such as “oon” for
spoon, it will help if you repeat the word back to him correctly, “Yes, that’s your spoon.” Though it may sometimes feel silly, having
conversations with your baby is a great way to encourage his language and listening skills.
When he rattles off a sentence of gibberish, always respond in some way. He’ll probably
smile and keep chattering away. Soon you may notice some words or gestures you understand,
as well as other forms of communication, such as pointing and grunting. Giving your baby a detailed description of
what you’re doing is also a great idea, whether you’re chopping onions for dinner or dusting.
And when you put him in his stroller to go out, say, “There you go, into your blue pram.
Now let’s buckle you in and get you comfortable. OK, we’re off to the park.” You can also sing him nursery rhymes, and
demonstrate actions that go with words, by saying bye-bye and waving for instance. Play
games, too, such as akkad bakkad, pat-a-cake pat-a-cake or this little piggy, so he learns
to identify key words and phrases. Your baby will soon connect words with people
and actions. He may begin to say mama when he’s looking at you and papa when his dad
comes into the room. But right now he’s more likely to use mama and papa randomly for both
of you. Is my baby developing normally? Each baby is unique and meets physical milestones
at their own pace. These are simply guidelines to what your baby has the potential to do,
if not right now, then soon. If your baby was born prematurely (before
37 weeks of pregnancy) you’ll probably find that he needs more time before he can do the
same things as other babies his age. That’s why most babies born prematurely are given
two ages by their doctors: Chronological age, which is calculated from
your baby’s date of birth. Corrected age, which is calculated from your
baby’s due date. You should measure your premature baby’s development
against his corrected age, not his actual date of birth. Your doctor will assess your
premature baby’s development from the time he should have been born and evaluate his
skills accordingly. Find out more about how your baby is growing.
If you have any questions at all about your baby’s development, check with your doctor.