Your little darling will have a big proud grin on her little face when he/she stands up without support for a few seconds this month. He/she may even take a few tentative steps, though not properly balanced. Your baby's vocabulary will also be greatly improved and he/she might be able to associate ma-ma with you and da-da with his/her father.
Your child may be trying out his/her strength on larger toys or lighter furniture by pushing them around. Make sure your dear one is supervised because he/she can have a nasty fall.
Pets around the house:
A lot of people are confused when it comes to keeping pets around their kids. It is even more confusing for people who love their pets a lot and have had them for years before they have had children. There are a few things to keep in mind when the issue is pets and your baby.
- Always make sure your pet and baby do not share their toys/ food. If your pet's food is lying around your baby is likely to put it in his/her mouth.
- Ensure your pet is vaccinated to date and de-wormed regularly. Always double check with your veterinarian.
- Always make sure someone supervises your pet and the baby. Do not leave your baby unattended.
- If you are planning to get a dog after you have had your baby, it is better to wait till your child is a little older.
- Ensure your pet's medicines or supplements/food is kept safely out of your baby's reach.