11 Month Old Baby

11 Month Old Baby

You will need plenty of energy to catch up with your 11 month old baby. At this age, they never run out of energy for exploring the house as well as anything they can get their hands into. Most of the things a 11 months old baby gets into his or her hand will still end up in the mouth which means that you should continue to be very careful what you are leaving within the reach of your baby. It is completely normal for him or her to be curious just about everything, unfortunately, the dangerous stuff too.

What To Expect:
Your 11 month old baby will become more difficult to control. The days when your baby enjoyed watching you cook sitting safely and comfortably in his or her chair are long gone. In fact, you will probably notice that your baby cannot remain still. Also, expect from him or her to be increasingly attracted by everything new and to be unusually drawn by things and places that could be potentially very dangerous for a 11 month-old. However, your baby is not trying to get the object or to the “forbidden“ place when you are not watching just because he or she is naughty or not respecting your authority but because he or she want to see and of course, taste on his or her own. At the age of 11 months, babies are also unaware of the danger they may be putting themselves into for example, by climbing the stairs on their own. A month before the first birthday, your baby might make attempts to walk (if he or she is not walking already) but even if he or she is not getting any closer to this important milestone, do not feel frustrated when other parents brag about their 11 month-old mastering walking for a month or longer. Also, keep in mind that the time your baby feels ready to walk does not have anything with his or her intellectual abilities. Just because your friends’ baby started talking at the age of 10 months for instance that does not necessarily mean that their child will perform better in school. By now, you will be able to distinguish some of your baby’s babbling, while your baby will understand simple commands such as “come hear“, “wave by-by“, etc. Continue to talk to your baby as often as possible and listen to him or her when trying to “speak“ to keep him or her interested in talking and learning to say the words correctly or at least to the extent that they can be deciphered.

What You Need To Know:
When 11 months old, your baby knows exactly what no means but he or she is not ignoring it on purpose. He or she is simply not aware that a particular object or activity can be dangerous. It is much more effective to try to distract your baby if you do not want to find yourself saying no all the time. In addition, the no word will lose its effect if repeated over and over again.

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