Baby Milestones: Baby Developmental Milestones At 10 Months

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Your baby’s gross motor skills at 10 months

  • Baby can crawl and will begin to explore the surroundings.
  • Your baby is now able to pull up from a sitting to standing position.
  • Can squat while holding on
  • Can sit down
  • Walks around while holding on to the parent’s hands or unto the furniture.  

Your baby’s fine motor skills at 10 months of age

  • Baby  picks up small objects using  the  pincer grasp.  The pincer grasp is the baby’s ability to grab a small object with the thumb and forefinger. The pincer grasp is very important because it helps the baby to do things like:
    •  feeding him or  herself — first without utensils then with; utensils.
    • buttoning, zipping  and snapping the clothing
    • writing with  pencils and crayons.

It is therefore important to help the baby to develop the pincer grasp by providing  opportunities:

  • give finger foods
  • allow baby to touch, explore  and manipulate all kinds of toys and household objects such as
    • Activity boards or busy boxes that have buttons that the baby can push, switches to flip, and dials to turn..
    • varying sizes, shapes and textures of Blocks  that the baby can stack and knock over. .
    • lightweight Balls of varying sizes and textures  that the baby can push and squeeze.
    • Kitchen gear is always a hit; give her measuring spoons and cups, wooden spoons, and plastic bowls.
    • Nesting toys, such as cups or boxes in graduated sizes, are also lots of fun for babies.

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Examples of multimixes


  + Food from Animals e.g. Fish and Green Bananas


– Ground Provision + Legume + Food from Animals + Vegetables

Boiled Yam +  Chicken + Pumpkin.

– Ground Provision + Food from Animals + Vegetable

e.g. Ripe Plantain with  Fish and Callaloo


Staples – Ground Provision + Legume + Food from Animals + Vegetables

Boiled Yam +  Kidney beans  +  Chicken + Pumpkin.


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How frequently should you feed your child at 10 months of age?

A baby aged 10 months need to be given small, frequent meals throughout the day in order to provide for nutrients and brain development. Here is an example:

Early morning

Breast milk

· Breakfast

Juice or fruit, plus thick rice porridge or soup

· Mid-morning

Milk or yoghurt drink, plus bread

· Lunch

Rice and fish with a dark green leafy vegetable

· Afternoon


· Evening

Rice and lentils

· Bedtime

Breast milk

How to make a baby’s food from the family pot

· Take out the baby’s food before adding trot pepper, curry or any other strong seasoning.

· Mash the food by rubbing it through a clean strainer with a clean spoon.

· When giving the baby fish or meat, cut it into small pieces and take out all the bones.

· Soften the baby’s food with oil, butter or margarine, or a little water or gravy from the cooking pot.

Always feed the baby from a bowl or cup with a spoon.

  1. Keep  objects out of reach since babies are curious and can choke on things they put in their moutns. These include coins,  buttons, peanuts, popcorn.

By Baby Milestones

Baby Milestones is dedicated to sharing information about the month-by-month milestones of child development. We also teach about the development of the inner, human spirit; childhood diet; the importance of play; how to raise children to love God, and much more.

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