Baby Development: Your 9 month old

 

Your 9 month old baby

Your baby will probably be able to…

 

 

Physical 
Development

 

Roll from front to back

Crawl or trying to crawl

Put his feet in his mouth

Be alert

Pick up things with his thumb 
and finger

Move toys from hand to hand

With rolling and crawling they can get to people and objects

 

 

 

Cognitive Development

 

Be aware that an object exists even when it goes out of sight

Enjoy watching toys move

 

 

Language and
Communication

 

Understand simple words

Imitate your sounds

Babbling

 

 

Emotional and
Social Development

 

Show a fear of strangers as they feel more attached 
to the familiar people around them

Start to express different moods

 

 

Developmental Leaps

Each leap brings changes in behaviour, awareness, mood and sleep and your baby may seem unsettled and clingy

 

33-38 weeks – showing an interest in movement and exploring his environment,
able to start playing simple games, and an awareness of emotions

Research:

Margot Sunderland

Carolyn Meggitt

Sue Gerhardt

Vanderijt & Plooij

 

By Janine Rudin, Birth & Baby

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As an experienced and qualified practitioner, I specialise in pregnancy, birth and parent support - my aim is to listen, inform, support and reassure when needed. I have worked with parents since 2002 and I set up Birth, Baby & Family in 2011 to provide good information, different voices and links to the best products and services for families.

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