10 months

01. See your doctor if you see these symptoms

 

Any doubt you have should be clarified right away.

02. Physical capabilities / milestones achieved

 

Your baby can crawl, pull to standing, walk a bit with holding on to furniture and squat back down to sit. Walking is just around the corner. So keep that camera ready to capture his first steps. This is the time when your baby gets up holding on to the rail of his cot. So keep an eye on him always to prevent accidental falls.

 

Your baby’s fine motor skills are highly developed now. He can pick small objects up with pincer grasp. He promptly puts everything in his mouth. He may choke on it. So keep small objects away from his reach. Your baby can stack things up; albeit only 2-3 high.

 

03. Psychological capabilities / milestones achieved

 

Your baby may need a one hour nap after lunch. Try to avoid napping in the morning. Single mid-day nap prevents evening crankiness and he will sleep through the night.

You have been giving complimentary food since 6 months of age. Your baby may have preferences and it’s good to broaden his palate by offering a good variety. It helps him adapt to the family diet quickly. It also helps develop your baby’s taste sensation.

Your baby mimics everything you do. That is how they learn. He watches you every step of the way and assesses your reactions to whatever he does.

At 10 months your baby follows simple commands like “clap hands” and “wave good bye”. You can start pointing at teaching him new words. He absorbs these very quickly.

 

04. Specific ailments / medical condition to look out for

 

Viral infections and allergies trouble your baby often these days.

 

05. Average weight and height

 

Refer to the child weight chart provided by the ministry of health before deciding whether your child is having the weight/height to match it’s age.

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