Baby Development at 11 Months

Physical:  Baby has developed the “pincer” grasp and is able to pick up objects and food with thumb and forefinger.  Baby drinks from a cup.

Cognitive:  Baby begins to understand object permanence, the knowledge that an object is still there, even though he can no longer see it.  Baby begins to form first words.

Social/Emotional:  Although it may have been soothing to baby in the first few months of life, the vacuum and other loud noises may scare an 11-month-old.

What You Can Do:

Have fun in the tub with activity sets, such as the Sassy Scrub-a-Dub Car Wash.  These toys offer opportunity to imitate, lessons in object permanence, imaginative play, organization skills and a chance for baby to vocalize.