It seems just like yesterday that you were being rushed to the hospital for your first delivery, and now that little gem is already 11 month old! Time does fly when you are sleep deprived and exhausted. So take a break and indulge in some activities that only require your supervision and minimal involvement. For example, stacking the blocks.
Let the baby play with her blocks for some time. An 11 month old baby is perfectly able to sit upright and spend her time stacking one block over the other. Colorful blocks, the sound of blocks falling on the hard floor and the simple act of picking it up and trying to put it on top of another is a whole game for the baby. But make sure to help her a little before she is not yet able to stack the blocks properly and might get annoyed that she can’t set the blocks right.
Another great activity during this time is to read to your baby. Get some story books with hard cover pages and large pictures and read to her animatedly. Yes, she is still too young to understand anything about the story, but the colorful pictures, your soothing voice and her freedom to touch those glossy pages are a real treat for her.
As a bonus, a nightly reading routine may be able to instill in her the love for books. Experts also suggest that reading to your baby every day for fifteen minutes is good for their brain development.