10 month-old babies will start making progress on new developmental milestones like feeding themselves, standing, and piling items. Your baby’s first birthday is nigh, and each day brings many unique and fun things to learn!
In this guide, you’ll find out what developmental milestones your baby should achieve at ten months old.
At ten months old, your little one will repeat gestures or sounds. Also, he may tell you goodbye when they see you leaving. Your baggy will start to understand most of the things you tell them, including simple instructions like ‘pass me the toy’ – even though they can’t talk yet.
Personality and social skills
Your baby’s social skills and temperament are developing now. Don’t be surprised if they give broad smiles after meeting someone new. Also, they may be a bit timid, hiding, or their face when people try to chat. At this age, your baby’s will begin to develop a mind of his own – particularly when he didn’t want to eat at a particular time. Instead, he wants to play with his toy.
Your ten months old will set trying out some words; others may choose to wait until they feel bold. Studies indicate that the average age for a baby’s first word is 10-11 months. Mums may not like this, but Dada is normally the first.
If your baby is trying to speak and finds it hard to, nod and say the right word back. Encourage his efforts, don’t point out his mistakes. Your child may likely understand the idea of role-playing. So pick an object from your cupboard or plastic food toys to spur pretend play and increase your baby’s imagination. Telling your baby about your activities in the order in which they occurred can encourage language development. You can do this while cutting doing the laundry or dishes. When you put your baby in the carriage to go out, say, “I am going to put you in your buggy. So let’s fasten you in. That’s it; we’re off to the grocery store.”
Your baby’s pincer movement is great now, so give him toys with levers or wheels. Big your cars that he can roll around on a playground are fun toys to play with. Your baby may have enjoyed dropping objects months back – but check if he can throw and catch. Throw a toy gently on to the tray and as he prepares to drop the toy, catch it, then toss it back gently. Every child at this age is different. Mature sure you encourage them to do some things that are perfect for their age. Remember, your child will do things at his own pace. If you have any concerns, consult your doctor.