My Baby – Week 11

By 11 weeks, your baby may be able to turn her head to look at you when she hears your voice. She may also be able to keep her head steady, and in line with the rest of her body when she is pulled up to a supported, seated position.

Cow’s Milk

Though breastfeeding might be tiresome and formula may be burning a hole in your pocket, don’t be tempted to switch to cow’s milk just yet. In fact, infants should not drink cow’s milk before they are a year old. One reason to wait is that cow’s milk does not have any iron in it, unlike breast milk and iron-fortified infant formula. Therefore, switching your infant to cow’s milk this early may lead to the development of iron deficiency anemia.

Another reason is that infants simply have trouble digesting large amounts of cow’s milk. Remember that cow’s milk is designed for baby cows, not baby humans. Some dairy products, like yogurts and cheeses, are well tolerated by infants and may be introduced after they begin solid foods, with approval from their pediatrician.

Activity Quilts

Do you have an activity quilt or play mat for your infant yet? Activity quilts are full of visual appeal and may be the first place that your child tries to crawl. Right now, he will just enjoy lying down on this soft quilt, kicking his legs and moving his arms, batting or reaching for the toys above him. These quilts or mats are great for exercising motor skills and for stimulating his senses.

If you have had an activity quilt for quite some time, for a special challenge, switch the position of the activity toys. If you watch closely, you might be able to see your baby notice these changes and try to figure out what is different!

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My Baby – Week 11

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  1. Many says:

    She interacts with up and smiles when we are talking to her

  2. My baby doll, Eva, is 11 weeks old today and is doing more than what is normally expected of most babies at this age. She is my first child and seriously, that proud mommy feeling is one of the best feelings a person could ever experience.

    My daughter has healthy eating habits, and is just now starting to form her own sleep pattern instead of sleeping then waking up every 20 minutes, then every 75 minutes.. I am so surprised I haven’t gone crae crae yet from being sleep deprived on the daily just about.

    PLEASE GIVE ME YOUR OPINION & TIPS:
    Eva gets terrible gas/fart pains after eating sometimes, to the point she will constantly scream UNTIL she relieves herself. As soon as she farts, almost instantly she continues being her happy, super smiley self. Is there anything I could/should be doing to help her with this? Thank you for those who took the time to respond back to me. Like I said previously; I am a first time mommy, single mommy & just turned 24 years old

    • Allyson says:

      Hi Kayla,
      With little man (who is on formula) we stop and burp him every two ounces. This has relieved most/if not all his gas pains. And you can tell when he doesn’t burp well enough. So now, no little baby burps count, I expect to hear a solid burp. And you can tell when the burp is coming up… he gets all wiggly and the just rips a great burp. The other day he fell asleep eating and when he woke up he was absolutely cranky until we worked that burp out. So hopefully this helps! Good luck.

    • Heidi says:

      you can try gas drops or what I do with my baby girl is “baby yoga” where I just bicycle her legs and move them around in circles gently puahing on her tummy with them to help the gas come out or even massage her belly by gently rubbing from under the ribcage downward to try to get it out or break up the gas bubbles

    • Megan Klay says:

      Hi there – What is your daughter eating? She may be having trouble digesting her formula or something that you’re eating (possibly dairy) may not be agreeing with her if you’re breastfeeding. I’d recommend reaching out to her pediatrician to see if he/she has other ideas/advice. Best wishes!

  3. Loreal says:

    My son is 11 weeks and 2 days he was born prematurely but is still gaining the strength of a regular baby, he rolls over and kicks A LOT and tries to lift his head up while trying to push himself up during tummy time

  4. Schazaura says:

    My baby has been lifting his head up (or attempting to) since he was a few days old. He is ow constantly trying to sit up and he hates being wrapped up! I don’t have an activity blanket for him, but I put him on his stomach at least once a day so that he can explore and try to roll around 🙂 If fact, he rolled over this morning! I was so surprised, lol. It was great 🙂

  5. chandra says:

    My son is 11 weeks old today i can’t believe how much he has grown. He loves to smile and giggle. He really doesn’t like laying down anymore he wants to sit up all the time. He loves tummy time and he is starting to roll over so now i watch his every move to make sure he doesn’t roll off anything. And he’s a little kicker loves kicking. He watches my older son do things and it seems like he tries to do the same things as him. I’m trying to figure out when it would be a good time to try and introduce some solid foods to him…any suggestions?? My first son i tried when he was three months so i figured i would probably do the same.

  6. My son wants to do everything and cries when he is unable to. He is even lifting his head and shoulders when he is put on a pillow. I worry sometimes that he is over doing it.

  7. Jasmine says:

    11 weeks and 1 day today. Already talking(cooing) and giggling. She always wants to sit up and hates laying down but we plan on getting an activity quilt soon. Didn’t know when the best time to get one was and now I know. She still doesn’t show much interest in toys. She likes talking to us more than anything.

  8. Amber says:

    Heh. My son is delayed and can only hold his and turn it, but still wobbly. He’s premature.. But he’ll get there soon enough..

    • Misty says:

      Amber, my daughter was premature as well. She is 11 weeks old now, and she is still very wobbly with her head. She despises tummy time. She holds her head up when we hold her on our shoulder, but that is it. It bothers me, but I pray her neck strengthens soon. Her pediatrician said she was delayed. I guess I am a little worried because she was premature

  9. My darling is 11 weeks today! Doesn’t seem right. I miss her in my belly!

  10. Carlos says:

    Yeah the 2 month shot was a scary experience in ever seen my baby cry to hard since she was born.

  11. Our princess Mia is growing learning perfectly . Thank you daddy for my new toy

  12. Amanda says:

    I’m so ready for my baby to be 11 weeks!

  13. Alexis says:

    My daughter just had her two month shots. it was so sad but shes healthy, she woke up happy as can be smiling and talking to me. poor thing just didn’t know. when they gave her shot she scream and so mad but she was fine and back to sleep in no time. it seems like she right where shes suppose to be with her weight and height and she back to being my happy baby

  14. carrie says:

    Today my son is 11 weeks and seems to be right on track, wakes up with a smile every morning cooing at daddy and i!

  15. Kari says:

    My beautiful Serenity coos an talks baby talk already, I can’t believe she is 2 months old already!

  16. Baby Nika says:

    my baby is 10wks 1day and she can hold her head confidently,she’s making bubbles in her mouth now and loves staring at our ceiling fan,and talking to it.:)

  17. Elfie says:

    My son wants to sit up on his own. He is not happy unless he is sitting!

  18. Joyce says:

    My son is 11 weeks old and he can hold his head now,likes to kick his feet a lot, likes to smile and jump up and down on his jumper.

  19. giana3662 says:

    My girl does the same… I love the baby talk!

  20. Amy says:

    My 11 week old today holds his head up well and talks all the time

  21. sheenaholman says:

    Looks like my girl is a little behind…she will learn in her own time.

  22. How far can baby see at 11 weeks old?

  23. My daughter is just now 11 weeks. She hold her head up well. She can sit up in a rocker… but not for long. She laughs and makes all types of sounds.

  24. My little man can hold his head up, tries to crawl, and tries to sit up on his own. I thought that he was too young to be doing all of this, guess I was wrong. I still need to get him a play mat. 🙂 Thanks for the advice!

  25. MIALUVSJOJO says:

    SO THOUGHT MY LIL ONE WAS A LIL ADVANCED FOR THIS….BUT HE IS DOING IT AND IS AMAZED WHE HE DOES.

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