Wow, double figures, baby is now 10 months old!
Your little adventurer will be very busy, filling their days with exploring the world and enjoying the freedom being mobile permits and some may even have found their feet and started walking! Sleep At 10 months, baby’s sleep pattern will be similar to what it was at 9 months and also 11 and 12 months too.
They will hopefully be enjoying a long period of sleep overnight around 12 hours and then two sleeps in the day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon and so in total they will be enjoying about 14 hours of sleep a day. Communication Has baby turned into a mini-me, trying to copy everything you do? You may find they start picking up a pretend phone and talking into it or drinking from a play cup.
Your baby is learning about the world through you, and they will watch to see what you do and how you react to things so they can learn what they should do too. Movement Your, not-so-little one will be starting to find their feet.
They will be able to crawl, pull themselves up from a seated position, squat while holding on and sit back down again.
They will be cruising around the furniture and a few babies at this stage may also have taken their first steps, although this is still considered quite early and plenty of time for walking in the next few months.
They will also enjoy playing with plenty of toys like stacking cups, which can be great fun trying to work out how smaller items fit inside larger items. Feeding Your baby is likely to be enjoying 3 meals a day, if possible then these should be together as a family rather than on their own, as they learn by watching you.
Breakfast may be a wholegrain, low sugar cereal or porridge and lunch and dinner should be made up of a main course followed by fruit or yoghurt. You – 10 Months Post-Partum How is your pelvic floor holding up?
Hopefully during pregnancy this was something you exercised regularly but now is not the time to stop.
This muscle is something you will need to continue to work on, so if not already a good habit, hopefully it will be something you can start doing more regularly.
Some mums don’t realise they have a weakened pelvic floor until they start doing some exercise – if this is you, then don’t worry, it just needs a little work.
Try adding pelvic floor exercises into your day, every time you boil the kettle, wait at traffic lights or clean your teeth – you just need to have a prompt to help you develop this good habit, it really will make a difference.
If you really are struggling with a weakened pelvic floor then don’t suffer in silence, speak to your doctor as they may be able to refer you to a physiotherapist.