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The complete information about baby growth progress month by month with all explanation according to baby development.

MONTH 11th

Please keep in mind that all babies are unique. Whether your baby reaches milestones early or late, she has her own developmental path to follow. The dividing lines between these months are very fuzzy. If you have any concerns or questions about your baby’s development, please check with her health care provider.


Maybe this scenario is familiar... you are at your child’s weekly playgroup, watching your child play alongside another child of about the same age. Your child is playing with a particular toy that the other child is eyeing. Inevitably, the other child reaches for it, grabbing on tight and pulling away. Your child lets out an angry squeal and looks to you for help. You and the other parent jump in. One of you offers, "Let’s try to share."

These children are still what developmental experts refer to as "egocentric." The children honestly believe that the world revolves around them and are incapable of taking another perspective. So, unfortunately, their diplomatic skills have not been honed -- they do not understand how to share.

That doesn’t mean that it is a waste of time for you to explain to your child that she’ll have to wait to use a toy or tell her why it is not okay to take a toy from another child. It is through experience and their interactions with others that children learn. Right now, it is their job to pursue their interests -- explore the world. And this is accomplished through play.

Parallel Play

The first way your baby played, before she became the mobile wonder that is now, is through her observations of others. This happened every time you propped her in a bouncy seat in front of another person (including you). Even though she was not playing directly with the other children or playing with the toys in the same manner, she was actively participating though her observations.

Soon after children learn to sit and become more adept with their fingers, they engage in the next kind of play known as parallel play. An example of this type of play is the scenario described above. Even though they are not playing with each other, sitting side by side, they study each other’s interactions with toys, verbalize (to themselves) and learn from each other’s ideas.

Similar to the scene described above, if a girl is playing with a truck, chances are another child will want to play with the same truck. The trick is for parents to learn the delicate balance between supporting their play and preventing the oh-so-common altercations over a toy. One way is to make sure when you are hosting playgroups that you have more than one of particular types of toys, such as trucks, balls and puzzles, available.

It is important not to rush your child through this type of play. Children naturally move out of parallel play with the foundation for successful cooperative play and the ability to begin understanding the concept of sharing and negotiating.

Almost Walking and Shoes?

Every parent gives a sigh of relief when they see their kid make those first monumental steps. There is a range of ages for when children start to walk. Some start as early as 10 months (we feel for parents of these kids) while others aren’t ready until closer to 16 or 17 months. Whatever the age, you have probably been given advice on how to support children making their first steps including whether or not they should wear shoes.

Generally, the consensus among the experts is to either put them in shoes when they are cruising along furniture or soon after they start walking. Try to find shoes that are soft-soled and flexible so that the child’s foot can still grip to keep from slipping. If you can, keep your child barefoot, weather and terrain permitting, as long as possible to help strengthen foot, ankle and leg muscles as well as provide the best surface for gripping when trying to walk. Most parents buy shoes a little earlier than needed -- it is hard to resist. But keep in mind, children’s feet can grow a size up in as little as six weeks.

Sorting, Stacking, Classifying

If you have ever left a new pile of laundry in a basket in front of baby, you may have found one of the age old tricks for entertaining baby. At this age, they are fascinated by removing objects, comparing sizes and shapes, putting objects back where they found them (okay . . . maybe not yet) and sorting out different kinds of objects.

If you don’t want to use the family laundry basket for this activity, you can purchase stacking and sorting toys to quench this interest. You may even get a few treasured moments to sip your coffee while baby quietly plays and figures out which hole the square block fits in easily.

Chickenpox Vaccine or Not?

At next months exam, your child is up to bat for the chicken pox vaccine. This relatively new vaccine offers protection from the childhood ailment that many of us remember. We even have a few scars to remind us of the experience. But then again, the question amongst parents is if it is better to get this disease and build up the natural immunity? This is a complicated subject and a personal decision that you need to discuss with your child’s healthcare provider.

Always Time for a Good Book

Even very active babies enjoy some down time by sitting in mommy’s or daddy’s lap and reading a good book. Their way of reading may include turning the pages, pointing to objects, participating by lifting flaps or sticking little fingers through holes, or the occasional munch on the corner of the book.

Just because her whole interaction with reading the book may last only seconds, doesn’t mean she isn’t benefiting from the experience. That is about the length of her attention span right now. Continue reading to her and you may discover as she gets older she’ll sit for longer periods.

She is probably developing favorites written about things that interest her -- and you are probably reading the same ones over and over. When she points to a word or stops at a page, say the words slowly. She will probably not repeat these words but that doesn’t mean they are not being absorbed. With the consistent experiences of reading books with loving parents and childcare providers, not only will reading help her cognitive skills, including language acquisition, but she’ll regard reading in itself as a pleasurable pastime.

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