- Your baby is enjoying the freedom of being able to move around.
- Crawling, cruising, squatting, changing positions everything is going on.
- She might even be able to walk a few steps holding your hands.
- Some adventurous ones are already exploring walking on their own.
- Many babies stand on their toes at this stage.
- For few, climbing would become the fun way to explore.
- They may climb over crib railings, or over a low stool.
- She will enjoy other activities such as being gently swung by a parent.
- She is getting the concept of big and small.
- With hand eye coordination markedly improved, she will arrange objects by size and colour.
- With guidance, she will be able to clear up after playing with toys.
- She will enjoy taking toys apart and putting them back together.
- All these activities help her with problem solving.
- She will explore the world with her hands, fingers, feet, and mouth.
Emotional and Social Development
- 11 month olds are quote aware of their own likes, dislikes and emotions.
- Temper tantrums may start anytime, since she is aware of the word ‘No’.
- She will show interest in interacting with other, albeit from your lap.
- Other babies will interest her, though, squabbles over toys may ensue.
- She will generally be a happy baby unless in discomfort.
- Self soothing is a skill she will have learnt.
Language and Communication
- Something similar to back and forth conversation will start off.
- She will be able to understand more complicated instructions now.
- Your baby might become skilled at non-verbal communication.
- Gestures, such as shaking her head no or waving bye-bye will be easy.
- Besides proper words, exclamations such as uh-uh would have enriched her communication.
- She will meaningfully use words like da-da and ma-ma to call out to you.
- She will produce long sentences of gibberish as social communication.
- She will be eating a variety of foods by now.
- Introduce thicker consistency food, more finger foods, and table foods.
- Let her feed herself with a spoon.
- Milk will still continue 3-4 times a day, though with a sippy cup.
- Encourage the baby to hold the cup on her own.
What you can do to boost her development
- Baby proof the house to let her explore.
- Let the baby explore textures like grass, carpet, floor etc.
- Read together more and more.
- Involve the baby is reading. Ask her to mouth animal sounds on cues.
- Let her turn pages. Build anticipation.
- Reinforce good behaviour; restrict bad behaviour with a firm no
- Encourage her to become independent.
- Support her decision making abilities.
- Invest in push and pull toys, toy push carts etc to boost walking.
- Continue playing games such as peek-a-boo to maintain interest.
- Ensure lots of outdoor time.