Baby Development: Your 9 month old


Your 9 month old baby

Your baby will probably be able to…





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


Understand simple words

Imitate your sounds




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


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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