Your baby will be beginning to talk soon! You may have already heard a recognizable word, but now your baby will start to say things voluntarily. Praise your baby and congratulate her for a job well done. Babies like to please adults and if she knows that you are proud, she will be more likely to attempt it again. When you are talking to her, use hand motions to show her what you are talking about. Remember to use clear words so that she can imitate your sounds. When your baby is crying for help or whining for something that she wants, remind her that she can tell you what she wants without crying.
He can crawl up stairs now, so make sure you are using gates at your stairways. He may be able to stand up and take steps at this point. He is able to walk with the support of a sturdy structure or your help. Your baby likes to bang toys together and make noise. If you give your baby blocks, watch him build a tower with them. Your baby probably likes to scribble on paper and likes when she can see you do the same.
Your baby may be scared of things that she was scared of before. This is normal and will probably pass. Your baby is becoming stubborn and begins to test authority at times. This is a part of her becoming independent. She likes to show you her toys, but most likely does not like to share them. Because your baby is beginning to test you and needs more guidance now, it is important to know how to discipline babies. You should prevent a situation that will allow him to do something that you do not like. Do not leave the remote on the table if you don't want him to push a button. Ignore behaviors that are not harmful. If your baby has pulled all of your socks out of the drawer, pick them up and ignore it. Otherwise, it teaches him that he can do things to get your attention. Reward your baby when she is playing well. Don't keep your baby in a playpen or swing all day long. She will not be able to experience the freedom she needs to learn.
Encourage him to use all of his senses every day. Play different types of music for your baby to hear. Introduce your baby to different cultures by playing international music. Allow him to play with toys that have various textures, patterns, colors, sizes and shapes. When you are feeding your baby, give him a variety of flavors try. Your baby can even experience different scents.
Give your baby a large bowl full of dry cereal, noodles,rice, water or other small items. Hand him some measuring spoons or cups and let him dump and scoop the objects. When he learns how to use one item, give him another one to try out. You can also give him old boxes or containers to stack. Other toys that your baby might like are: balls, nesting blocks, books, bath toys, push toys, toys with lights and sounds, musical instruments, dolls and puppets, large trucks and cars, and toy telephones.
Continue to encourage your baby to feed herself by giving her fruits, vegetables, crackers, cereals and cheeses that he can easily eat on his own. Even if your baby is messy when he is eating, praise him for feeding himself. If your baby refuses one type of food today, try it again another day. It can take several tries before a baby will like some foods.
Developmental Milestones 9 Months OldPhysical
- Enjoys walking while holding onto a sturdy object
- Perfects pulling to a standing position
- Can stand with assistance
- Some babies will take small steps on their own
- Your baby loves to play games
- Uses the pincer grasp well
- Drinks from a cup
- Says mama and dada
- Understands no
- Can complete simple commands
Age Appropriate Toys
- Does not like sleep-may skip the morning nap
- Wants to be with you or another familiar face
- Shy around strangers
- Is beginning to understand that you will return when you leave
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- Toys with faces
- Stuffed animals
- Musical toys
- Stacking toys
- Building toys
- Toys that roll
- Push toys
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- Sunday, 7 Apr
Well we're now 3 days off 9 months. I cannot believe how fast my little girl has grown. She started to crawl a few weeks ago and always heads for places she isn't allowed to go to. This last week she has started to stand. 1st in her cot now against the coffee table, settee, Pram...anywhere! She has begun to give me kisses by leaning into me with her mouth open when I say kiss. So sweet! I'm having thoughts now about a younger sibling for her. Maybe we can get pregnant again around her birthday as I don't want the gap to be too big. Best wishes all! Xhot-mama
- Monday, 25 Mar
I was wondering if anyone else has the Mirena IUD? This is my second time getting it, first time I had it in for 2 years. I had my 3rd child 9 months ago and got it again in September 2012. Since I have had it in, I've noticed I have cramping, almost like it's my 'uterus' usually happens with I exercise or jump on the trampoline with the kiddos. I can feel my strings easily and my husband can feel it when have intercourse. I'm thinking of just getting it removed since we want to have another baby soon anyway... (trying to lose weight first) has anyone else has any complications with it?shanita hall
- Saturday, 2 Mar
My Ceirena is a year since yesterday but developed at 9 and she's doing everything of the 9 months and most of year she getting so bigsavedbygrace
- Saturday, 19 Jan
WOW i believe i havent been on here since Sammy was 2 months old! Time has flew by! Sammy will be 9 months tomorrow!He weighs 21 lbs and is 27 1/2 inches! Hes been crawling for bout 3 weeks now and just started pullin up in his knees. THen tonight he pulled up to standing!!! He just cut his 2 bottom teeth which is late considering my other 2 boys cut at 5 months! Wow how each baby is different! Hope everyone is doing great! God Bless evr1!jackie-1st-time-mom
- Tuesday, 1 Jan
Happy New Year! We have been really enjoying the holidays. Brooke has had a ton of fun visiting with family. She surprised me and did really well opening presents and getting excited about it. She got an elephant that pops balls out of it but she just likes carrying the little balls everywhere with her. SO funny when she is trying to crawl with a ball in each hand. She is also into tis throwing phase- everything out of her pack-n-play, her food when she is done eating, toys, just everything gets thrown! She played so nicely with all of my cousins children and didn't get the least bit upset with meeting new people at any of the parties we went to. So I see at least one benefit from her going to daycare because before she clung to me like no one's business anytime we went to a new place! Still no teeth but she eats adult food almost exclusively. She is really cruising around the house holding onto furniture. We got her a sled and she loves it when my husband pulls her through the yard. The faster the better-little daredevil!! Her little pesonality is so cute-she cracks me up! Can't believe she is going to be 10 months this week! It is going so fast-before we know it we will all be celebrating birthdays!! threebagsfool
- Saturday, 22 Dec
Sounds like Brooke is doing great with her words! Anastasia has started to try and say her brother's name (I think he might be her second favorite person). She calls him Adon, instead of Ayden. It is pretty cute! He is getting tired of having to answer her though. I told him he needs to so she knows that she is saying the right word. She finally seems to be all the way better. She wasn't feeling well up until last night. She didn't really want to eat solids, so she tried to go on nursing alone, but since she hasn't been nursing as much for the past month, I really don't make enough milk for her. So then she was still hungry and she wouldn't take a bottle of formula, so she was just upset for a while. Last night she finally ate solids again, and she seems to be just fine today, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that she has recovered all the way! Well, we are getting ready for Christmas visitors now, my in-laws are coming up in a couple of hours, and there are already a couple presents under the tree. I am looking forward to Christmas so much this year! I think having a little one around makes it even more special than before. My stepkids and my son were all getting a little old for it, so I will get to do little kid Christmas for the next few years anyway. I hope everyone has a great Christmas and holidays!jackie-1st-time-mom
- Wednesday, 19 Dec
Poor baby! We have it here too!! Brooke had a bit of something on Friday and then I got sick Friday after work-threw up for 5 hours straight. Now my husband has it tonight. It sucks!!! Brooke only threw up once. She got the flu shot too. THey say it won't prevent the flu entirely-just make it not as severe. I'd hate to see what I would have had if I didn't had one!! So everything else is good around here. So excited for Christmas! Brooke still hasn't gotten any teeth yet. She says a few words- mama, dada, no, yes, hi. They aren't all clear and she doesn't use them correctly all he time but they are words nonetheless. :) Hope everyone is doing well.threebagsfool
- Monday, 17 Dec
My poor monkey woke up this morning after throwing up on herself last night. She didn't make any noise, so she must have not waken up when she was sick. I cleaned her up and gave her a bath, then right after her bath she was sick again, but this time all over me and the carpet. I hope she gets to feeling better soon, she is in a good mood otherwise, so I guess it is just a stomach bug. She had her flu shot already, so I don't think it could be that.threebagsfool
- Tuesday, 11 Dec
Anastasia hit nine months yesterday! She is 17 pounds and 26 inches long, in the 10-25%. She has really been sleeping great the past couple weeks, most of the time she sleeps all night, and sometimes she wakes up once. Such a huge change from a couple months ago. Sometimes I look back on it and I wonder how I made it through. She is getting faster at her little army crawl and has started trying to follow me when I'm walking around. It's so cute! I hope everyone is doing well and getting ready for Christmas. I have been restraining from buying her everything I see. She just loves toys so much and I love seeing her excited. I went ahead and got her a birthday present already because I couldn't help myself, but I knew she had enough Christmas presents. Really, she will probably just play with the paper and boxed anyway. jackie-1st-time-mom
- Wednesday, 5 Dec
Brooke was 9 months yesterday!! Just a perfect little daughter!liss313
- Wednesday, 5 Sep
OMG i don't recognize anybody in here! Anywho, hi ladies! I've been sooooo busy lately with my lil mama..I wanted to tell you gals that I make baby soaps, luxury soaps, sugar scrubs,bubble bars, everything. Stop by my facebook page 'Lavish By Liss' and take a look at some of the pix. Feel free to order something! (if you want to, just email me at email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 313-348-9697 and send a message with the name of the product, the quantity, and shipping address. OR, you can just leave a call-back number.) See ya gals! (Such a better alternative to the 'soap' aka cleansers that seep into your skin)sickasadog
- Monday, 20 Aug
Hi all, I'm mainly on facebook but ck in periodically. Hard now that I'm back at work. Holdyn is 17.8 lbs and only 24 4 in. she has been crawling since the end of 7 months but is now starting to walk. She is gaining confidence and tries to walk with toys. She is really silly and a joy. Hope all is well with everyonekeeganandbabygirl**pink**
- Tuesday, 24 Jul
Keegan had his 9 month appt last week hes 21lbs 10.5oz and is 29.5 inches tall. such a big boy. hes standing on his own but wont walk just stands there with his hands out like he isnt sure what to do. ha. no definitive talking yet. i cant believe only 2.5 months and he will be 1 year old. so crazy...hope everyones little ones are doing well. Cynthia num 5
- Monday, 23 Jul
Hi! I am sooo excited my baby surprised us on Sunday and started walking! :-) CuriousSoon2BeMom30
- Friday, 13 Jul
Hi :) Just thought I come in and check on u ladies! Jaslene is going on 9 mos the 17th... she still hasn't crawled properly. She only moves backwards, scoots on her stomach, or rolls where she needs to get to. Hopefully she will start crawling soon since she is in the position on her knees, all she has yet to do is move those legs :))) She says 'dada', 'baba', 'hi', 'bye' and tests me a lot. I believe she is already 17 1/2 lbs. 27 1/2 in. I'll be back to update u guys on thursday :)Colleensmommy
- Friday, 6 Jul
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- Saturday, 30 Jun
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- Wednesday, 27 Jun
@DRE Our pediatrician wasn't worried at all. But she does want to see him back on the charts by 12 mos. All she did was talk to me about a high calorie diet and then handed me a sheet of info about it. But I think that if Taylor is still off the charts at 12 mos she may do a workup on him to make sure nothing is wrong. All his newborn screening tests came back good when he was born so she doubts there is any problem there. Right now we both agree that Taylor is just too active. He is simply burning more calories than what he is taking in. And I kinda knew going into the appointment that his weight wouldn't be where it was suppose to be either. Like seriously, this kid is always on the go. The only time he sits still is if he is napping--which is only once a day. Even in the highchair (which he hates) he is constantly trying to stand and shake the back of the chair. I have resorted to sitting on the ground and having him come to me to eat (less screaming). So he will crawl up to me hold on to my should to stand, take a couple of bites, then is off crawling somewhere, then comes back. Its exhaustingdre28
- Tuesday, 26 Jun
Naomi--so nice to see you on here! i can't imagine how you are keeping up with Kami these days!
lily---my LO 'fell of the chart' too and we were sent to a pediatrician to see what was up....he looked at her and said she was fine...ha! she weaned herself 2 weeks ago and she's definately putting on some weight now :) I'd say she's about 17 pounds give or take.
Still no words....
she's become our lil wild child though...she's non stop!
- Monday, 25 Jun
havent been on here in a very long time so I figured I would update!! Kami will be 9 months old tomorrow and is doing amazing!! She is my chunky little lady at almost 30 lbs :) she can crawl full speed, climb steps, stand and walk around the table, even says a few things like momma, dad, lilly (our cat) and sometimes cat cat. she has 4 teeth and loves to yell at everyone. she will even smack my fingers when she does something bad lol. having a 9 month old and being 6 months pregnant is tough but we are making it through day by day :)lilyxox19
- Saturday, 23 Jun
Well my son is 9 months old now. Crazy! Only a few more months left and we will be celebrating his one year birthday. Holy smokes! We had our 9 mo well visit yesterday. He is 27 1/4 in long and jumped up to the 10th percentile (was in the 5th before). Yeah! As for his weight...we have to work on it. He weighs 15.2 lbs and fell off the chart. The doctor was very reassuring and we have him now on a high calorie diet. The goal is to get him back on the chart by 12 mos. monika01
- Tuesday, 15 May
well alanna is 9.5 months. she has 6 words. mama dada. papa(bye) mo (more) and bag (grandma). she can crawl stand up and is trying to walk. also we are going on our first vac a. i am going to poland with my baby. just the two of us. my dh and i are not doing well so i need some space and taking baby with me.. i hope it goes well.. fingers crossed. :O)
- Tuesday, 8 May
Hey room. Heather will be 9mnths in 2 days. Time hasn't flown by as fast as people are saying. I'm loving every bit of her. She is a pro at scooting backwards. She finally started crawling forward this past weekend. She can pull herself up, turn around, and stretch/reach out to walking along things. She babbles a little, not much of a talker. She will eat anything. I'm still bfing, and I love it. So far so good. She really is my little princess And I'm so in love with her.monika01
- Wednesday, 2 May
miwi~ my lo drinks similar sensitive as the other type make her super gassy . also my lil girl is in the 95-99% too.. lol everyone thinks she's much older... i still think she is my lil baby.. but when i see her next to other kids i am astonished sometimes when she's as big as a 14 months old. she is 24 pds.and 71 com. turns 9 months on the 8th.
~they grow soso fast!! one moment they are trying got do something the next they are mastering it.! wowkiwichick
- Sunday, 29 Apr
Haven't been in here for ages, so nice to see that everyone still posts in here, and hear how all your babies are doing. Our Aria will be 10 months on the 4th of May, I can't believe how time has flown. She has been pulling herself up and walking around the furniture for a while, she has just started getting really confident and standing up by herself and took a couple of wobbly steps the other day. She is such a big girl too, over 12kg now and 77cm! Way up in the 99th percentile for her age, seems like she's older because she is so big, need to be careful we don't treat her like an older kid sometimes. She developed a lactose intolerance a few months back after a tummy bug and it feels like she has allergies to everything and comes up in rashes and have to find out what from and gets sick really easily. Just dealing with bronchitis now, nasty cough, off her milk and food, vomiting, temps, hate seeing my baby sick :( Anyone else's babies had an intolerance, wondering if over one they get over it?