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9 Months Developmental Milestones

Your baby might be...

  • Sitting up with or without support 

  • Handclapping 

  • Understanding more and more words

  • Seeing all the way across the room

  • Starting to creep and crawl around on the floor

  • Loving repetition and learning new things

  • Using a pincer grasp (thumb and pointer finger) to pick up food and toys

  • Growing quickly and having a big growth spurt


  • Name the things your baby looks at. Tell them what you’re doing or what’s happening in the world around them: It’s time for bed, it’s time to be feed.  Activities like these help build vocabulary and routine.

  • Read to your baby. 

  • Give your baby time to crawl and practice new movements: maybe make a trail of toys for your baby can work towards and investigate.

  • Help them with play: playing hide and seek or helping to stack blocks can work on developing your babies’ skills.

  • Let your baby explore their sense: touching ice cubes, crinkling leaves, shaking a container of rice. These activities involve touch and sound and are great for a young baby.

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