Your Baby At 11 Months
Oh my goodness, it's not long till your baby's first birthday! This month, your baby's independence is coming to the fore, and you may soon start to see just how much she wants to do things for herself; whether that is drinking from a cup, spoon feeding herself, or not wanting to be held.
Let's take a look at how far your baby has come, and the milestones you can expect this month.
Mom Tip: Always have a supply of suitable snacks, for days when you get delayed, or your baby is particularly hungry - growth spurts can sneak up on you, so being prepared is essential!
Your wriggly baby
If your baby has started moving by now, the chances are, that getting him to lie still for a nappy change is proving impossible. Distraction is key! Have a toy or book to hand, or even a firmly sealed contained of cream or baby wipes, and get changing quickly. Some moms prefer to do changes on the floor at this age, so there is no concern about wriggling off the changing table.
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How to nurture a book lover
This month, your baby might say a first her first words; and is still sucking up all information around her like a sponge. Encourage her language by reading regularly; and if you haven't already, register them at the local library if you haven’t already. Not only does this open you up to a whole range of new books to read, some libraries also to free story time sessions, which your baby may love.
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Did you know? Your Baby's brain grows rapidly in the first year, doubling to half of its adult size!
By now you might be thinking about your little one's first birthday. It is indeed a very significant occasion, but keeping things simple will ensure that you have time to celebrate too: After all, baby could end up napping through the entire thing! Inviting close family and friends over to your house for tea and cake is a lovely and casual option. Make sure someone takes a couple of photos; and you could also write a letter for him to read in a few year's time.
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Remember that each baby develops at a different pace, so if your little one isn't quite at this stage, don't worry. They probably will be in a few weeks.
Let us know how your eleven month old is getting on in the comment section below!