At this point, your baby will weigh anywhere between 19 and 21 pounds and be around 26 to 31 inches tall. As always, your baby’s growth is unique and is measured by your doctor on a development curve that is specific to their height and weight upon birth.
Female babies tend to be on the lighter and shorter end of this curve, while male babies tend to be on the heavier and taller end.
The average height and weight for female babies are 19.2 pounds and 28.7 inches, respectively. The same metrics for male babies average on 20.8 pounds and 29.3 inches, respectively.
Physically, your baby has gone a long way from the fragile newborn they were when you met them. To better prepare their 11 months old baby activities, take note of the following milestones:
At 11-months old, your baby has started leaning out and losing some of their baby fat. This fat loss tends to happen as your baby gets closer and closer to becoming a toddler. Toddler activities like walking and playing, after all, take up more energy than baby activities since babies do not really do much but sleep and eat.
Your baby at 11 months can probably already crawl and has made some significant progress in walking – consider these when thinking about their activities. That could mean they can stand up on their own or even take a few steps and walk.
They would also be a lot more talkative and demanding at this point with their babbling or imitating simple words and pointing or even feeding themselves. As part of their 11 months old baby activities, set aside a few minutes for pretend play so that you give them the opportunity to practice “talking” and expressing themselves.
When it comes to brain development, expect a lot of progress with their perception. Their color perception is much better at this stage and will add on to their preferences that were previously just for tastes and textures. They will also have a better grip on language and can identify what certain words or phrases mean.
Their personality will also shine through in this month since they’ll be able to express their attachment through getting fussy or expressing separation anxiety.