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Eleventh Month Baby

 

Eleventh Month Baby

Your baby’s first birthday is fast approaching. She’s learned so many skills already, and she has developed quite a personality. You may notice that your little one is a little bit of a show-off, and it isn’t any wonder! She probably has a continuous audience of family members and friends.

By the time your baby is approaching his first birthday, he may be taking a few tentative steps. Some babies have already mastered the art of walking, at least enough to get them from one place to another fairly quickly. Some babies still prefer to crawl, however, if they are in a hurry to reach a new destination.

Your baby may be able to feed herself simple finger foods, but you should still avoid giving her foods that are choking hazards, such as nuts, grapes, hot dogs, peanut butter, and hard candies.

He will still enjoy reading books with you, and you may discover that your little one loves to move to music. There are many educational videos and cds that play lots of fun songs which encourage your baby to move to the rhythm.

Don’t be surprise if your baby is very attached to you. He may cry when you leave him because he doesn’t understand the concept of time yet. Be sure to give him plenty of extra hugs and kisses before you leave and when you return. Eventually, he’ll realize that you may leave, but you will come back!

This first year has flown by. Your little one has finally reached her first birthday and reached many of her first developmental stages. Of course, you’ll want to celebrate, but you should remember that she is still little and may be overwhelmed by a too large celebration. Be sure to spend lots of time cuddling her during the day! Remember, the next year will fly by just as quickly, so don’t forget to capture as many memories as you can with a camera!

 

Ninth Month Baby

 

Ninth Month Baby

Your baby’s menu should be quite broad by now. He should be adept at eating various foods, and she may have three or four teeth to aid her as he eats. If so, you can probably progress to foods that are labeled “second stage”. These will have more texture and include soft lumps. Most babies handle table foods well (mash them up with a fork) but go slowly when adding new foods. If there is a family history of allergies then it’s best to delay highly allergenic foods like eggs or wheat products. Solid foods aren’t so important at this age. Your baby’s primary food should still be breast milk or formula.

If your baby is going to crawl, he may be doing it by this time or in the next month or so. You may discover that your baby loves to cruise around the furniture. Once she is able to sit herself up, the next step will be to maneuver himself over to a piece of furniture, pull-up, and eventually walk beside the furniture. When he gets a little braver, she’ll let go and tentatively take a few hesitant steps before dropping to the floor.

She’ll still enjoy being read and sung to, and she’ll also enjoy toys that she can stack or push and pull. She will be curious about how things work, so give her plenty of age appropriate toys to encourage this curiosity. Many babies at this age become fascinated with any toy which makes a noise.

 

Eighth Month Baby

Eighth Month Baby

By now your baby may have mastered the art of movement. In fact, you may place him on the floor, turn your back for a moment, and discover that he has moved several feet away. He may not be crawling yet, but that won’t stop him from reaching his desired destination!

Some babies move by scooting on their bottoms, pushing themselves backwards on their tummies, rolling, or rising to their hands and knees and then flopping forwards. These may be preliminary crawling movements, but some babies never actually crawl at all. They simply progress from creeping to pulling up and walking. The age of a baby and the type movement he uses will vary greatly for each individual child.

By the time your baby is eight months of age, she should be able to sit well with assistance, and she may even be able to sit up on her own by this time. Don’t be surprised to find her sitting up in her crib one day when you walk into her room. She’ll probably greet your with a big smile, too!

Seventh Month Baby

 

Seventh Month Baby

Stranger anxiety emerges when your baby’s memory has taken a leap forward. Up to now, babies have pretty good “recognition memory.” That is, they could recognize things and faces and environments with which they were already familiar. Witness that huge, warm smile they save for when you magically reappear. But, what emerges around now is “retrieval memory” which is the ability to bring back to mind something that is not currently present. It is linked with a better sense of object permanence, when babies can find objects that are completely hidden. So, out of sight is no longer out of mind.

Resource from : http://www.webmd.com

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