Your Baby at 10 Months

Here are growth and development patterns of a child at ten months. Each step listed represents an average of a time span of 6 to sometimes 12 weeks that is considered within the normal range for that behavior. Don't be concerned if your child is not doing something listed here. Each baby develops at her own pace.

Body Movement

  • Pulls up to stand; holds on with one or two hands.
  • May cruise around furniture with a high and deliberate sidestep motion.
  • Can sit from a standing position. Can move from a sitting position onto stomach.
  • Fascinated with climbing up stairs, but doesn't know how to crawl down yet! Climbs up and down from a chair.
  • Crawls into corners or narrow spaces, then doesn't know how to get back out.
  • Does not like lying on back except when sleeping. Tries to escape from diaper changes.

Eye-Hand Coordination

  • Opens drawers to explore the contents.
  • Is interested in fitting things together.
  • Continues to refine ability to pick up small items.
  • Pokes finger into objects to explore depth.
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