Your baby is nine-months-old! Learn what your baby can do at this age.
Babies develop at their own pace and each milestone shows a range of skills typically seen in children's development. Your nine-month-old may not meet every milestone listed here and still be progressing normally. Since each child is unique, your baby’s growth might be different from what's included here. Your nine-month-old might develop more quickly in some areas than in others. At the same time, if you have any concerns about your baby’s growth and development talk to your baby's health care provider or call 1-866-693-GROW to talk to a professional and find out ways in which you can get connected to various resources in Minnesota.
Motor or physical development - Means how young children move their bodies and hands.
Your baby moves his body in one or more of these ways:
Gets in and out of a sitting position independently.
Gets on hands-and-knees position and crawls.
Pulls self up to standing position, walks holding on to furniture.
Begins to stand without support.
Uses thumb and first finger to hold objects such as holding a spoon.
Turns pages in a book.
Your child’s health and safety.
Continue to give new foods a trial every week to look for any allergic reactions. Do not feed him eggs, fish and seafood, nuts such as peanuts and peanut butter, or honey. At this age your baby will enjoy eating finger foods such as dry cereal, cooked carrots, rice cakes, mashed potatoes, teething biscuits and tofu.
If you have any concerns about your child's growth and development, please talk to your child's health care provider or call 1-866-693-GROW (4769) to talk to a professional and find out ways in which you can get connected to various resources in Minnesota.