Newborn Development: Month 10
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By the time your baby is ten months old, he or she will begin to crawl and move around. Learn more about Newborn Development - Month 10, in this video.
Transcript: It wasn't long ago when your baby was content to lie on that tummy and watch the world go by. But now,...
It wasn't long ago when your baby was content to lie on that tummy and watch the world go by. But now, your little one is up and eager to chase after everything! By now, your little one is a crawling expert, using those hands and knees to go everywhere, perhaps even up the stairs. Many ten-month-olds can also walk while holding on to furniture, and some can even stand unaided. In fact, a few babies take several hesitant steps now, although others don't walk until well into their second year. Whatever your little one's preferred method of movement, most doctors recommended leaving those mobile feet bare for now. Little feet develop best without restrictive shoes, as being bare helps build arches and strengthen ankles. In addition to your baby's new movement abilities, those fingers and hands are more agile than ever. You've probably noticed that your little one uses her thumb and forefinger to pick up small objects without having to rest her wrist on the table. Although this pincer grasp allows your baby to pick up toys, it also makes it easy to grab non-edible things from the floor as well, so be watchful! Additionally, your baby's language comprehension continues to expand, as grunts and gurgles become your little one 's mode of expression. Most ten-month-olds don't say real words, but you may have noticed some "mama" and "dadas in your baby's new speech repertoire. While your little one probably doesn't know what those words mean, if you repeatedly name objects your baby points at, it won't be long before you are greeted by the right word! You'll also want to continue to "converse" with your baby, responding to babbling as if you understand. These exercises will help your little one get a jumpstart on adult speech patterns, and your baby will thank you-with words!-before you know it.More »
Last Modified: 2013-04-09 | Tags »
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