Your baby: Month 11

What's the baby up to? 

Growth points

Your baby might be pointing to things he wants the name of, this he’ll do this again and again until he gets that the curtain is not the window, for example.

Language and speech timeline

  • By month 2 your baby will listen to voices and sounds around him and makes 'coo" sounds.
  • By month 4 your baby might make "oo" and "ah" sounds.
  • By month 6 your baby will make consonant-vowel sounds like "ba", "ma," and "ga," .
  • By 9 months your baby might start creating words with more than one syllable like "baba", "mama", "dada".
  • By the time your baby is 12 months he might call you mama and he might have mastered the ability to say a few simple words.
  • By 18 months of age you baby might say 8 to 10 words.
  • By age 2 your baby will be putting words together: "more milk".
  •  At 3, 4 and 5, your baby’s vocabulary will increase and he will begin to master the rules of language.

Month 11 Milestones

  • Your baby can say at least one understandable word
  • She can get into a sitting position from lying on her stomach
  • She’ll hold something out to you if you reach for it
  • She may clap hands
  • She cruises while holding onto furniture

    Other stuff to think about

    10 medicine dos and don'ts
    1. Don’t give your baby any medicine which is not recommended by your doctor. 
    2. Don’t self-diagnose your baby and give him medication which was previously prescribed. 
    3. Check expiry dates on all medicines you use. 
    4. Don't use kitchen spoons when measuring medications, invest in a medicine measure. 
    5. Shake medications before use if the instructions require it. 
    6. Refrigerate medications after opened if the label says you must. 
    7. Don't give medication in a dark room, you need to see that you are giving the exact 
        correct dose – and the right medication. 
    8. Do give a whole course of treatment, especially antibiotics. 
    9. Don't mix medication with honey, which may contain bacteria that is not good for small babies. 
    10. Don’t give a baby or child aspirin.

    Go back to the complete list of Baby week-by-week updates.  

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