10-Month-Old Baby

Life’s pretty chaotic because you have a soon-to-be toddler moving around your home and because you’re still probably having some late nights. But don’t all those kisses and hugs you’re getting from baby make it all worth it? (You know, he’s doing that because you do it -- you've set a great example for showing affection!)

your baby is 10 months old!
  • Baby likely sleeps about 13 hours per day with two naps.
  • He gets breast millk or formula 4 to 5 times a day, and has 3 meals of solid foods, plus 2 snacks.
  • He’s probably growing about a half inch each month and gaining 3 to 5 ounces per week.
  • He probably remembers where his favorite toys are and can understand when you give him simple instructions.
  • He’s very playful and may give you cues, like clasping his hands together, when he wants you to join in on the play.
  • Patty-cake is favorite game for a 10-month-old. He can now really join in!

  • Medical information was reviewed by Preeti Parikh, MD, pediatrician at Pediatrics of New York, Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Medical Director of Programming at HealthiNation.com.

    Reminder: Medical info on The Bump is FYI only and doesn't replace a visit to a medical professional.