10 Months Baby Development and Weight

10 Months Baby Development and Weight

A 10-month-old baby's weight will normally increase compared to the previous month. At this age, the weight gain between baby girls and baby boys will experience a slight difference.

If a 9-month-old baby's weight ranges from 8.2−8.9 kg, then a 10-month-old baby's weight can reach 10 kg. Weight gain at this age can be a sign that your little one is growing healthy.

However, this is not the only benchmark because the child's height and ability to move and communicate can also be a picture of a healthy baby's growth and development.

10 Months Baby's Physical Development and Ability

To know the growth and development of a 10 month baby, here are some things to consider:

Weight

The standard weight of a 10-month-old baby can be distinguished by gender. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the normal weight of a 10-month-old male baby is between 9-11 kilograms. While baby girls ranged from 8.5-10 kg.

10 month baby weight gain can be different from one baby to another. The reason is, several factors can affect the baby's weight such as history of birth (premature or not), nutritional intake, genetics, to certain diseases that may be suffered by the Little One.

For example, your child is often sick or does not get enough nutrition, so it will be difficult for him to reach the ideal 10 month baby weight.

Height

Not only the 10-month-old baby's weight is different, the standard of baby's height at this age also varies. However, ideally a baby girl has a height of about 70−76 cm, while a baby boy is around 73-78 cm.

Intake of food

At this age, your little one's teeth may have started to grow. He can also eat more solid foods. At this age, Mother is able to give the Little One food that is cut into small finger-sized pieces (finger food).

Finger food that can be given to your little one varies, from vegetables, fruit, nuts, to meat. Finger food is easy to grip, so you can let your little one eat alone. Even so, keep an eye on it while your little one is eating.

Also make sure the finger food given has a really soft texture. This is done so that the little one is easy to swallow the food given and does not choke when eating it.

Communication

A 10-month-old baby can already imitate the movements and expressions that you show. They can also recognize objects, respond when their name is called, and understand and follow simple commands such as clapping or waving.

At this age, your little one has started to babble even though what he says is still not very clear. Even so, you still have to be diligent in inviting your little one to talk. The more you show interest in what he has to say, the more your little one will talk.

Move

Your little one is starting to get good at crawling with both hands and knees. He can also sit up, starting to try to stand, going up and down stairs, to walking while holding on to walls or the edges of furniture.

You can stimulate your walking ability by making your little one stand in front of the wall, then reach out your hand to lure him to take small steps towards you.

At this age too, your little one can pick up and hold small objects, and arrange these objects according to their size. They are also skilled at holding a toy in one hand and using the other hand to do different things. Therefore, make sure to always keep an eye on your little one's every move so that unwanted things don't happen.

If a 10-month-old baby doesn't gain weight according to its normal standards, you don't need to be sad because every child has different developments. As long as the growth chart continues to improve and your little one's abilities continue to grow, there's nothing to worry about excessively.

But there's nothing wrong with consulting a pediatrician so that your little one's growth and development can be monitored properly from time to time.