Reviewed by: Dr. Travis Satnarine BSc. MBBS.
What a wonderful month! You will see how smart your baby is and before you know it you’ll have a toddler right before your eyes. Here is what’s in store for month ten.
Your baby may be weighing just about 20.2 pounds for boys and 18.7 pounds for girls. Baby boys should measure about 28.9 inches and girls should measure 28.1 inches. As we have been telling you in the past nine months, do not be alarmed if your baby does not fit into the above measurements. If your baby is healthy, there is no need for concern.
More teeth may start peeping out, and your baby will start having food preferences. If the molars are erupting your baby may experience some discomfort.
Your baby is understanding more and is babbling away with some actual words in there.
Stands alone for short periods
Can pick up and grip objects firmly
- Milestones are just a guide; babies do different things are different times. If you have concerns talk about them at the next visit with your pediatrician.
You have not scheduled a doctor’s visit for this month, but you should still take note of Baby’s development and of questions you would like to ask your doctor. You should also find out more about if your baby should have a flu shot.
As your baby is older, you can ask your doctor about the recommended medication dosage, if your baby needs pain relief during teething.
Your baby knows voices and knows when to push a button or what comes after the phone rings.
Your baby will quickly learn the word ‘No’ if it is continuously repeated.
Keep some chilled fruit and place this in a feeder to help with teething.
Keep talking to your baby, using positive phrases to encourage him. Say the names of everything to him, it is how he will learn.
Unless otherwise cleared by a doctor be sure not to give your baby things like shellfish, peanuts, cow’s milk and honey. Instead, give Baby cereal, fruits (not strawberries), yogurt, small pieces of meat, pasta, vegetables, or bread.
Limit excess fat and foods that are sugary
It’s a good time to teach your baby how to come off the chair and bedroll on the tummy and use legs and hands to slide off.
It’s also a good time to start thinking about your baby’s first birthday party.
- Take Baby’s 10-month-old photo.
- Go over the child-proofing details of your home and figure out if you need to do more to protect Baby – remember Baby is climbing now.
- Ensure that you have made Baby’s 12-month appointment.
- Make sure you have a first aid kit and medicine for your baby