Spear is 10 Months Old

Spear turned 10 months old on October 1st! I use What to Expect the First Year to see where he’s at in his milestones and development and I purchased his monthly stickers here 🙂

Whew the pics this month y’all were SO HARD. I tried my best solo and ended up having to redo them to get Zach to help me and they still aren’t so great. But what can you do with a WILD CHILD! 

At 10 months old Spear is doing everything a baby his age should be able to do including:

  • stand holding on to someone or something
  • pull up to standing from sitting
  • object if you try to take a toy away
  • say “mama” or “dada” indiscriminately 
  • play “peekaboo”
  • exchange back and forth gestures

He can almost do everything a 10 month old will probably be able to do including:

  • Get into sitting position from stomach
  • pick up a tiny object (food!) with any part of thumb or finger
  • understand “no” but not always obey it

He does not yet:

  • cruise (walk holding onto furniture)
  • wave bye-bye or clap (he moves his hands and brings them together but no intentional clapping and no waving bye either)

Spear is not yet doing any of the things that a baby his age may possibly be able to do:

  • stand alone momentarily 
  • say “dada” or “mama” discriminately
  • point to something to get needs met

He is doing a few things that a 10 month old may even be able to do:

  • indicate wants in ways other than crying (he says “mmmm” for more)
  • play ball (roll a ball back to you)
  • drink from a cup independently 
  • pick up tiny object neatly with tips of thumb and forefinger
  • say one word other than “dada” or “mama” (he also says “baba”)

He is not yet:

  • stand alone well
  • use immature margining (gibberish that sounds as if baby is talking in a made up language)
  • respond to a one step command with gestures 
  • walk well

You can compare with his siblings at 10 months old here (spoiler alert…it turns out the 10th month is just THE hardest baby picture taking month!):




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