The 11th month
Your little one is looking more and more like a toddler these days … and starting to act like it too.
If you thought your life would be tantrum-free until the 'terrible twos' then you might have been surprised the first time your baby cried in protest when you took away a favourite toy (or the TV remote).
Your baby is growing more independent and is starting to assert himself. He is also more mobile and won't like being confined in high chairs, on the change table, in car seats or prams and he will let you know … loudly.
Luckily crying (or screaming) isn't the only way your baby will communicate with you these days. She will probably be starting to point to the things she wants, wave to you when you leave and maybe even nod for 'yes' and shake her head for 'no'.
There is no need to rely on toys to entertain your growing baby. You might find that her favourite activity is opening and closing doors or banging pots and pans. Maybe baby-proof all but one of your kitchen cupboards then stock it with baby-safe items like Tupperware containers and cooking pots.
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Please note: All babies are different, these are generic guides and aren't a substitute for professional medical advice. If you have any concerns, don't hesitate to contact your health care provider.
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