11 months old

11 months

Your baby

  • When you are looking at picture books together, encourage/help your baby to point to various objects and, of course, talk to the baby all the time, eg ‘Look, there’s a ball. Where’s the ball? Can you see the ball? Where is the ball? There it is.’
  • Does your baby wave bye bye?
  • Can your baby clap?
  • Dance with your baby! Babies love singing and dancing
  • See if your baby will copy sounds you make
  • Play at covering things up and then revealing them and at games such as peek a boo - this helps babies realise that you don’t disappear if they can’t see you

Babies of this age…

  • May be walking round holding on to the furniture
  • May be able to stand, bend over and even squat down
  • May respond to their name
  • Enjoy making a noise with anything that can be banged, rattled, shaken or rung
  • Are improving their finger control and, with their ‘pincer grip’ of finger and thumb, are more easily able to pick up finger foods such as raisins or peas
  • Their digestive systems are now more mature and can cope with increased texture and taste in food
  • Are likely to be sleeping around 14 hours in 24, but the two daytime naps are probably getting shorter

Nutritional needs change as babies get older

...and they also enjoy larger portions. HiPP Organic Growing Up Meals add extra excitement to mealtimes. HiPP Organic baby foods are made with the finest organic ingredients - no fillers, no nasties, no unsuitable salt levels - and taste home-made.

Encourage your baby to drink from a cup or feeding beaker. You can be sure that HiPP Organic natural mineral waters and fruit juices, are prepared with the same unsurpassed organic standards as HiPP foods.

Standing on their own two feet

Even if your baby’s not standing up or walking at the moment, it won’t be long! Make sure you have a camera ready for those first steps. Every day your little one becomes more independent, but don’t be surprised if they’re still clingy, especially when there are strangers around. They may also cry if you are not within view.

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