Your 10 month old baby
Soccer player in the making!
During the tenth month, our baby's movements are becoming more malleable. Some will be crawling all over the place, others will try standing up as they're sitting down. Most will have grown all too attached to their parents particularly around this time, and will cry when they don't find you or at least someone they have learned to trust.
Your baby during this month
- Have enough dexterity to roll a ball towards you.
- Sit up using their arms if they're lying down without much effort.
- Want to impress you and satisfy you.
- Look for a toy when you hide it, they'll be able to understand that something can stay in existence even though it's not visibly seen.
- Get more attached to you and fear being alone.
- Develop a better memory.
- Use sounds, syllables, and body language to communicate.
- Babble a lot.
Babies generally grow at different paces, so be patient with yours. Talk to your doctor if you're concerned or worried about your baby's rate at evolving.
Tips for you during this month
To find the right sitter, have an interview ready evaluating the sitter's experience with babies, if they're knowledgeable in first-aid or CPR, ask for references and check these references out. Watch how the sitter deals with your baby. Go to her home and check for cleanliness and a friendly environment. You may want to ask some friends for a reliable baby-sitter they know or have had experience with.
When you choose the sitter, take the time to introduce your sitter and your baby. Babies start being aware of who stays with them at just 3 months old, so it's important for you to work on letting the baby trust the sitter. Allow them to play for a while and get used to each other before you walk out the door.
And before you go out that door, make sure the sitter knows where she can find everything she might need, and give you're your cellular number or any contact information you might have. If you're confident of your sitter's capability at caring for your baby, you'll enjoy your time and avoid any worry from happening.
Did You Know?
Babies crawl all over the place, and try standing up in the 10th month. Their flexibility will reach newer heights. But they'll still cry if you or anyone who they're not familiar with is not around. This is why we always recommend you familiarize your baby with a baby-sitter if you're to hire one. Trust is earned through subtle ways between grown-ups, and it's not too different with babies.
It may be difficult for you to accept leaving your baby with a stranger at first, but if you trust the baby- sitter then you really have nothing to worry about. Get references rom your friends, do an interview to test the baby-sitter's knowledge and experience with babies, check if they know first-aid or CPR. Call their previous customers if you have to. Watch how the sitter handles your baby.
After you've done your research, sit down with both the sitter and your baby and properly introduce them. You'll learn to trust the sitter, and so will your baby, it's that easy!
Babies are highly aware at this age of people around them, they start growing that awareness at just 3 months of age. Allow the baby and the sitter to play together and get used to each other before you go out, and now since you've done your homework, you won't feel guilty when you're out trying to have fun.