Milestones for your Nine Month Old Baby

        Important Milestones:

        Your Baby at Nine Months

        How your child plays, learns, speaks, and acts offers important clues about your child’s development. Developmental milestones are things most children can do by a certain age. Check the milestones your child has reached by the end of 9 months.

        What most babies do at this age:

        Social and Emotional

        • May be afraid of strangers
        • May be clingy with familiar adults
        • Has favorite toys


        • Understands “no”
        • Makes a lot of different sounds like “mamamama” and “bababababa”
        • Copies sounds and gestures of others
        • Uses fingers to point at things

        Cognitive (learning, thinking, problem-solving)

        • Watches the path of something as it falls
        • Looks for things he sees you hide
        • Plays peek-a-boo
        • Puts things in her mouth
        • Moves things smoothly from one hand to the other
        • Picks up things like cereal o’s between thumb and index finger

        Movement/Physical Development

        • Stands, holding on
        • Can get into sitting position
        • Sits without support
        • Pulls to stand
        • Crawls

        Act early by talking to your child’s doctor if your child:

        • Doesn’t bear weight on legs with support
        • Doesn’t sit with help
        • Doesn’t babble (“mama”, “baba”, “dada”)
        • Doesn’t play any games involving back-and-forth play
        • Doesn’t respond to own name
        • Doesn’t seem to recognize familiar people
        • Doesn’t look where you point
        • Doesn’t transfer toys from one hand to the other
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