At this stage, you may be wondering, what should my 10-month-old be doing? Your little one turning 10 months old is interesting for many reasons, one of which is that you may witness significant growth in their skills. From better hand-eye coordination to greater physical and verbal skills, here is a quick list to help you understand what do 10-month-old babies do:
- Verbal skills: Your baby may now be able to make a variety of sounds, some of which may almost sound like real words. They can also make a series of gestures, such as shaking their head 'no.' At this point, they are likely to be able to say things like mama, dada, and bye-bye while waving.
- Cognitive skills: At 10 months old, your baby's brain is developing rapidly —and so are their cognitive skills. They may begin to imitate your actions, such a laughing, brushing hair, and more. This is also the point where they will begin to realize that even if you are out of their sight, you still exist.
- Social skills: As their cognitive skills grow, so does their personality. You will see them smiling and trying to have a conversation. They may start responding to those around them with a smile or by feeling shy. At this stage, your baby is starting to develop a mind of their own, and will try to assert their independence in different ways. You may also notice some stranger anxiety.
- Physical coordination: Your baby's motor skills are developing, so they are able to confidently sit and crawl at this age. They may also try to walk with the support of furniture, which is called cruising. Better hand-eye coordination means they are now able to feed themselves, place toys in a box, and poke things. At this stage, babies also develop a pincer grasp — coordination of the index finger and thumb to pick up and hold various objects.