10 months old
While early infancy is characterized by social developments (like smiling and laughing) and toddlerhood is marked with an explosion in language, you’re smack dab in the middle of mobility milestones. It’s one of the most exciting developments, for sure, but also one of the most life altering. Once your baby is crawling, cruising and even walking around the house, everything changes. First Aid becomes a necessity, childproofing becomes non-negotiable and, yes, you’re now officially required to have eyes in the back of your head. (You knew it would happen eventually.)
But it’s not just mobility that’s on your mind, especially with issues like separation anxiety, disciplining your little troublemaker and the possible end of breastfeeding in sight.
Baby’s Health + Well-Being
With all of the independence your baby will start to exert – from walking to defying directions – your baby will show that you’re still needed in one heartbreaking way: separation anxiety.
Feeding + Nutrition
There might be more on your mind this month than just which foods to introduce. As your baby gets bigger and his or her needs change, it’s time to start thinking about the big picture:
Whether you’re just starting the teething process or your baby already cut a tooth or five, you most likely have some oral concerns:
Mom’s Health and Well-Being
There’s no denying it; your baby is quickly leaving the baby stage. While your biggest concern used to be sleep deprivation and breastfeeding problems, you now have a different set of challenges on your plate:
Development and Milestones
Although each baby develops at his or her own rate, here’s what you might be able to expect during month 10: