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Your Baby at 11 Months Old

Month To Month Baby Development

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Your baby at 11 months is constantly changing. He's probably:

Your Baby Month-by-Month: Teeth or No Teeth

Some babies get teeth as early as four or five months old, but others won't start teething until eight months or older. If your baby at 11 months is still rocking a toothless grin, don't worry. By the time he's two-and-a-half years old, all 20 of his baby teeth will be in place. Look for teething signs, such as biting down on hard objects, excess drooling and the swelling of gums before you see those first teeth (it's usually the bottom two first).

Your Baby Month-to-Month: 11 Months

There are a few things you can do to help your baby's month-by-month development.

  • Listen to your baby. He may be babbling, but if you listen and respond to him when he talks, it will boost his self-esteem as he gets older. Responding to your baby can also help improve his ability to listen, which is something you'll appreciate later on!

  • In addition to listening to your child, encourage him to listen by buying toys that will talk to him when he pushes a button. This will help him imitate words and phrases.

  • When you talk to your baby, start talking in regular words and eliminating the baby talk. Ask him questions, even though he doesn't respond by showing him colors and objects, such as "pants or shirt?" or "peas or carrots?"

Troubleshooting Your Baby at 11 Months

It's not uncommon for an 11-month-old to hold his breath when he's angry. If your baby is doing this, try not to panic, even if he seems like he's turning blue. Try to distract him with a toy -- this habit is often because of frustration and distracting him can make him forget about it. Eventually he will learn how to deal with his frustrations and he won't hold his breath anymore.

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