Child Development, 9 months

Your Developing Baby: 9 Months

  • Possibly pulling up to stand at furniture
  • Crawling (or scooting around on the floor)
  • Starts to bang objects together
  • Uses pads of fingertips to grasp a toy
  • Watches everything going on around him/her
  • Plays peek-a-boo
  • Looks at pictures in books
  • Turns to look up when her name is called
  • Understands words such as ‘bye-bye’, ’up’, or ‘no’
  • Says sounds like ‘ba-ba’, ‘na-na’, ‘ma-ma’, ‘da-da’
  • Starting to hold cup to drink

There are many ways you can help your child’s development.

Play is a learning experience for children. Play is a universal and vital process for the healthy development of every child. Play is the child’s work and allows him/her to explore the world in which he lives and grows.

If you have any concerns about your child’s development, talk to your public health nurse or family doctor.

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