Developmental Guidelines: What Most Babies Do at 9 Months - Achieve Beyond

Developmental Guidelines: What Most Babies Do at 9 Months

Social and Emotional

  • May be afraid of strangers
  • May be clingy with familiar adults
  • Has favorite toys

Language / Communication

  • Understands “no”
  • Makes a lot of different sounds like “mamamama” and “bababababa”
  • Copies sounds and gestures of others
  • Uses fingers to point at things

Cognitive (Learning, Thinking, Problem-Solving)

  • Looks around for things he sees you hide
  • Plays peek a boo
  • Puts things in her mouth
  • Picks up things between thumb and index finger

Movement/Physical Development

  • Stands holding on
  • Can get into sitting position
  • Sits without support
  • Pulls to stand
  • Crawls

Red Flags For 9 Month Old Babies

  • Doesn’tbeat weight on legs with support
  • Doesn’t seem to recognize familiar people
  • Doesn’t sit with help
  • Doesn’t look where you point
  • Doesn’t babble (“mama”, “dada”, “baba”)
  • Doesn’t transfer toys from one hand to another
  • Doesn’t play any games involving back and forth play
  • Doesn’t respond to own name

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About Achieve Beyond: Achieve Beyond is an agency founded by Dr. Trudy Font-Padron in 1995 and remains a family run company. Achieve Beyond is a leader in providing pediatric therapy, autism and early intervention services in New York City, Long Island, Hudson ValleyCaliforniaTexasNew JerseyVirginia and Metro DC. They are dedicated to providing quality evaluations and therapeutic/educational services to children ages birth to 21 years of age. 

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