What Your Baby Should Be Doing at 11 Weeks

Your 11 Week Old Baby


Baby Week 11 Now that your baby is getting a little older, you might be thinking about going out for dinner and a movie with your partner. Until this point you may have taken your baby with you to the restaurants, but if you are now thinking of getting a babysitter for the night out on the town, you may wonder if it's is a good idea?

Mothers are generally more worried about the whole babysitter scenario than fathers. You may spend the entire night checking your phone, looking at your watch, and thinking of your baby instead of fully enjoying the time away. If you choose to get a babysitter and go out, enjoy it. It will be 18 years before your baby is grown up and out of your home, so get used to going out now.

If you still think it is too soon to leave your baby with a babysitter, it's perfectly fine. It is a personal decision you have to make.

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Week 11 Milestones

At this point your baby may turn his head when he hears you talking. This is his way of recognizing and acknowledging you when you speak to him. When you pull him to a sitting position, he may be able to keep his head steady and in line with the rest of his body.

What Might Concern You at 11 Weeks

Baby Week 11 If you are feeding your baby formula, or supplementing with formula, you have by now noticed a growing hole in your pocketbook. Many moms' want to replace a bottle or two of formula a day with cow's milk, but is this a smart idea?

Pediatricians say NO to cow's milk before your baby is 12 months old. Why? Your baby's body is not strong big enough to digest the extra salt and protein in cow's milk. It can damage your baby's kidneys and cause some intestinal bleeding which could cause your baby to become anemic. It is always best to either breastfeed or feed formula to your baby.

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*Each child is different. Your baby may not progress the same as the information found here. The information here is based on the national average. It is not meant to be a replacement for any advice you may receive from your doctor. If you have any concerns about your baby, we advise you to contact your doctor.
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