Month 10

Your baby is skilled at picking up objects with pincer grasp and is able to grasp small objects between thumb and forefinger

Your baby is moving and loving it!

It doesn't matter if she wiggles, crawls or shuffles she is doing it with confidence. At first your baby may crawl backwards because her brain must sort out the correct muscles to use in order to crawl forward Your baby will roll over more than once, get herself into a sitting position, pull up to standing and sit down again. She may still topple over when moving from standing to sitting because she is still working on developing balancing skills. Your baby can now sit unsupported for long periods of time.

By the end of nine months your baby may say one word with meaning (studies have shown that girls usually develop speech quicker than boys while boys develop motor skills quicker than girls). Your baby understands the meaning of quite a few words but can´t say them yet.

Your baby looks for toys dropped.

Your baby will most probably still be nervous around strangers - looking for your arms for comfort and support. Your baby loves to be included in outings, meal times and conversations. It is important for her to feel that she is part of the family and may even try to attract attention if she feel left out.

Your baby can feed himself by now using his/her hands most of the time. Your baby will start spending a lot of time examining toys and objects. Don't be surprised if your baby pulls your clothes to attract your attention. Babies observe others´ behavior around 9 to 12 months of age. During this time, they also begin a discovery phase and become adept at searching drawers, cabinets, and other areas of interest. Your baby reveals more personality, becomes curious, and demonstrates varied emotions.

 

Month 11

Your baby can turn the pages of a book and may even be able to turn them one page at a time

Between 10 and 11 months your baby will be able to let go of objects deliberately - another important developmental milestone

Your baby can roll a ball to you with quite good aim.

Your baby will start testing his walking skills by lifting or stomping his foot. By the end of the month your baby may be walking around holding on to furniture in order to get something he really wants.

Your baby points to a picture in a book if asked where is the dog (and he understands the word dog). Your baby knows about shaking his head no and this may be his response doesn't matter what the question was. Your baby is starting to point at familiar objects (especially when reading books with you). Your baby understand that the dog in the book and his pet dog are all dogs.

Your baby knows all about cause and effect - just how many times is he going to drop his toy and you will pick it up.  Your baby loves sensory play in the sand, water, with beads (making sure they are not a choking hazard). Babies enjoy filling and emptying containers with objects or water