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10 month old baby development

At ten months your baby will be determined to reach previously unchartered territory, usually she will be able to crawl well on her hands and knees and sit confidently; here's what else you can expect:

For the real adventurer, climbing might be on the agenda, particularly up the stairs. Unfortunately, the ability to climb up comes before the ability to climb back down, often leaving the baby stranded.

The only thing slowing down will be her rate of growth and, along with that, the appetite that fuels it.

Her personality will begin to emerge properly now; she might be very sociable and smile at everyone or perhaps shy and hide her face when strangers approach.

There could be times when your baby becomes scared of things she doesn't understand or that didn't trouble her before, such as a doorbell ringing.

Comfort her by telling her you are there and she will be fine. By now, she'll be adept at repeating sounds, will gesture to gain your attention and might even wave hello or goodbye to you in return.

She's also developing a mind of her own, which you've probably already noticed when she protests being put in her car seat or pushchair.

Your baby at ten months:

She should be able to:

  • Pick things up with thumb-finger pincer grasp
  • Wave goodbye
  • Crawl well
  • Pull herself into a standing position and walk holding onto furniture
  • Object if you take a toy away

She will probably be able to:

  • Say "mama" and "dada" to the right parent
  • Stand alone momentarily
  • Respond to her name
  • Understand "no" but not always obey it
  • Point at objects
  • Get into a sitting position from her stomach

She might be able to:

  • Play ball (roll a ball back to you)
  • Say one word other than "mama" and "dada".
  • Indicate her wants with gestures
  • Drink from a cup independently.

What to expect from your baby at month 11

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