Your 11-Month-Old Baby...
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Learn about your 11-month-old baby's milestones, development, what games to play and what toys might be fun
An 11-month-old baby has a lot of energy! Much more energy than judgement...
At 11 months, our daughter fell when she was trying to pull herself up to standing, holding on to the TV. She crashed into a sharp corner with her eyebrow. Poor girl! We rushed of to the hospital, convinced that she would need several stitches. I felt so bad! Luckily no stitches were necessary and today, the scar is almost invisible.
If your baby is moving around, these are busy times! Safety is important as well as watching your baby more or less all the time. But no matter how hard you try, your baby is likely to get a little bit hurt from time to time. Try to minimize the risks.
This is a good time to baby-proof your home.
Something more fun to think about - your baby's first birthday is coming up! Party time?
The 11-Month-Old Baby
11 Months Baby MilestonesOnly 1 month left to you baby's first birthday and your baby is becoming more and more independent.
He can move away from you (or to you) one way or the other.
He can eat and drink by him self (well, at least some of the food and liquid will make its way into his mouth...) He can listen to - or ignore - your "no".
He can make himself understood by using a few words.
He might be able to follow your simple instructions like "go get that ball".
Some 11-month-old babies can stand without support and some even walk.
Some little kids also climb long before they walk. That can be a real challenge for the parents!
His eye-hand coordination is good enough for him to be able to stick his index finger into a hole.
Stranger anxiety is probably declining - for now.
Games To PlayMusic, music, music. Dancing is a great way for a baby to practice his or her balance. Standing on his knees or feet and rocking slowly to the music is lots of fun.
At this age, a baby practices new skills be repeating them again and again and again like stacking blocks or taking things out of a bag and putting them back again.
Now that your baby probably sits steadily without support, playing in a sandbox can be great fun. Here are some tips for having fun at the playground.
Taking turns doing whatever is appreciated. Try pulling something out of a bag, making funny faces or clapping hands.
Let your baby help you in your house work, like doing the dishes or wiping the floor.
Now it is time to start thinking about 1st birthday presents. One of the best toys our children received at this age is a ball tower from Fisher Price. It has the longest name: Fisher-Price Baby Playzone: Pull Up Ball Blast
Who ever made that name up!?
I would never have bought it if it wasn't for the recommendation from another mother.
All kids seem to like it! If you can't find it, look for something similar.
Some sort of steady rider can also be fun. It needs to be quite low, through. Most riders are for older children.
Books with simple stories begin to be fun at this age. Try one with a simply story about something is familiar to your baby.
A bucket and spade to use in the sandbox is useful. It nothing else, the spade can be used to smash mom and dad with...
Stuffed animals are often also popular at this age.
Super simple puzzles, soft dolls, big cars and balls are also good presents at this age.
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