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Is there anything obvious my 9 month should be doing?

I know it may sound like a stupid question.. but just asked out of curiousity.


Asked by cindyodopson at 10:00 AM on Nov. 10, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • babies can be sooo different but

    * During this period your baby will probably learn to creep, crawl and otherwise get around the room. He or she may even pull up in the bed or on furniture and begin "cruising" around the room.
    * Responds to his or her own name.
    * Understands a few words such as "no-no" and "bye-bye."
    * Begins developing certain concepts - for example, your child will retrieve a toy after he or she watched you put it under a blanket.
    * May say "dada" or "mama" but not specifically.
    * Sits well independently.
    * Bangs two toys together.
    * Plays interactive games well such as peek-a-boo and pat-a-cake.
    * Perhaps the most striking developmental achievement is the use of fingers and thumb to poke, pry, probe and pick up smaller and smaller objects.
    * Sleeps through the night except for an occasional night wakening.


    Answer by Stefanie83 at 10:31 AM on Nov. 10, 2009

  • # The 9-month-old has now learned to be "cool" or even a little afraid of certain strangers - even family members he or she does not see very often. The baby of this age also begins to take a dim view of being examined by their doctor.
    # Often has one or both bottom front teeth.

    Like my son DID NOT SLEEP through the night or anything close at 9 months. he met that milestone around 17 months. :| but that gives you an idea.

    Answer by Stefanie83 at 10:32 AM on Nov. 10, 2009