You will have a well child exam this month and your baby doctor will ask you to complete a questionnaire that will measure where your child is in their development. As your baby begins to crawl he/she will want to touch everything – this is how they learn. Make sure you have made the environment safe by covering outlets, removing small toys, gating stairs and moving potentially harmful products outside of your child’s reach. Begin using a sippy cup. When introducing new foods they may need to be offered several times before it is eaten, re-introduce it every few days.

At nine months most babies will:

  • Creep on hands and knees with the belly off of the floor
  • Try to imitate sounds
  • Begins to learn the meaning of “no” by tone of voice and actions
  • Stand holding on
  • Begins to feed self – this is messy, be patient