What to expect of a 11 month old
In the meantime, you may have to diaper baby while he is standing or keep a special toy just for diapering to get him to lie down. Don't let him stand in a high chair.
Baby may be able to say several words and may understand even more. Baby learns new words by hearing you talk to him. Point out colors and objects to help baby learn.
Baby may recognize people, even if they change their hair or glasses or grow a mustache. Baby's memory for people is improving. She trusts and likes some people more than others. Don't be surprised if she is afraid of strangers.
By now baby can make a tower out of two blocks, and understands some complicated ideas like "up and down" and "big and small." Toys, like shape-sorters that let her fit small pieces into bigger ones, are special favorites at this age.
Some of the major milestones for the 11-month-old include the following:
- Standing by himself for a moment or two, and maybe walking if his hand is held.
- Waving and turning around without falling.
- Using one word to mean a whole thought, and using the word "no," even when meaning yes.
- Copying everything she sees, wanting approval, and testing you to see what she can get away with.
Other milestones for the 11-month-old include:
- Trying to bark or meow when seeing a dog or cat.
- Enjoying looking at pictures in books and magazines.
- Clinging to you, especially in new situations.
- Crying, screaming, and having tantrums if he doesn't get his own way.
You can help baby learn by letting her:
- Crawl after a ball you roll on the floor.
- Help you; leave a dishrag or dustpan out.
- Practice turning pages of cloth or cardboard books.
- Hold cans and boxes of food at the grocery store; point out pictures and ask what they are.