A house is now a jolly place, and everyone around has been exploiting your baby with gifts and blessings. You are happy, and you are seeing your baby develop. However, the first year means a lot of other things as well. For instance, he now demands explanations for everything he doesn’t approve of. He has taken to moving his hands and legs to express dislike, and you can finally see his personality develop. In this article, we will discuss the developmental milestones your 11-month-old baby should be reaching and how you can help them reach them.

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11 Month Old Baby Milestones:

Let’s see the changes in weight, development and baby care of 11 month old baby.

1. Eleven Month Old Baby Weight:

A year and your baby has grown so much. It is literally hard to imagine there was a time he was 1/4th his current size. If he can stand well, make sure you record his height and take it to the doctor for assessment. Talking of his weight, he should weigh about 2 pounds more than his original weight. You might want to get an idea of how the growth is evolving. Don’t forget to take photos each month, so you can compare them by the end and see the difference for yourself. An annual record will easily help you determine whether it is your or your partner’s genes that have more effect on your baby.

2. Baby Care on 11th Month Age:

While your baby can’t wait to explore what the world has to offer, you need to make sure everything around him is just as secure as it gets for a baby to be around. You need to make him feel reassured since now is the time when even the tiniest discomfort will have a lot of issues in his growth pattern. Cuddle your baby occasionally and make him feel confident about himself. Ensure you are his parent and stay around him all the time. Keep the floors of your house clean since he will prefer crawling more as he has recently mastered that art. Wash his hands before he goes to bed, as chances are he will put them in his mouth to show he is hungry. He will finally start loving his bathing time, so don’t leave him unattended near a pool or bathtub. Leave your smoking or take it outside as these otherwise increase chances of breathing issues and asthma for your baby. Don’t forget to childproof your home and teach him to use things independently after that. This will make sure he is more than just another wobbly toddler.

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3. Feeding Schedule for 11 Month Old Baby :

Breastfeeding at the age of 11 months for your baby is good, of course, but only breastfeeding isn’t. In case your child doesn’t like to eat other fruits and vegetables, encourage him instead of giving up. He needs fresh nutrients to grow, and offering him cups of milk instead of bottles should be better now. Avoid cow milk for the time being and take to breast suction pumps instead. Formula solutions can prove to be a good option for you, and you can always make sure there is well-cooked rice, meat and fish in his diet. That should help him know what his future feeding diet will be like, and he can start to get used to it. There is no reason to panic if he is showing no interest in indulging in anything but breast milk, just try having your food in front of him and make good expressions to intrigue him into having what you offer him.

4. 11 Month Old Baby Sleeping Times:

His sleeping pattern at the end of 11 months should be way more defined. There should be two major sleep times apart from the night. The morning time is when your baby shows no sign of struggle and just settles down easily. Afternoon sleep is when the trouble creeps in, and he might have difficulty sleeping owing to the noise there is in the household. Try and work on a schedule after noticing how he usually sleeps. Depending on his activities, the time when he is tired is when he falls asleep. Which is why you need to make sure the span in between two of his naps remains eventful. Talk to him and encourage him to play, thus tiring him more and increasing the chances of him falling asleep.

5. 11 Month Old Baby Developments:

By the end of the 11th month, your baby is still growing and developing his own set of skills. Allow him to continue at his own pace as you take him to places outside so he can interact more. Your baby at this stage may have either started walking or is really close to it. Let him get there. His academic potentials are yet to be determined, but enrolling him on a playschool at his stage would be a good idea. He can now most certainly understand whole sentences, even though how much of that he follows is up to his mood. You need to be extra cautious about how tall he has grown and how much his reach goes out to. Baby proof accordingly. You can see how his facial features are now changing, and he needs bigger clothes to adjust his developing body into. Changes in the vocals and pitch can also be noticed at this stage.

6. Food Recipes and Toys for Baby:

Now that his diet contains more solids, make sure whatever you put in has all the essential nutrients. A good mix of dairy, vegetables and fruits should be ideal. He will probably run around a lot, so make sure you give him tiny snacks to keep him energized. Don’t force him for a meal, and always remember to keep adding flavours to make his taste buds develop faster.

7. 11th Month Old Baby Milestones:

This is when your baby will inspect every person before striking up a conversation. You can expect a healthy bond of trust between you and your child, and your partner should work as well. Spend as much time possible with your little one as you can.

Read: 12 Months Old Baby Milestones

The key to raising your little one a happy child would be to not lose your mind and allow him to explore things around him on his own, of course with exercised caution.

Yashasvi

About Yashasvi

Yashasvi developed a deep passion for writing ever since she was completed her Master’s in Mass Communication and Journalism from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam and has chosen a career that is driven by creativity. A Parenting expert who believes in communicating effectively with a personal touch, she writes about pregnancy, baby care, lifestyle, and just about anything else.
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