View the CDC Typical Milestones for this age group

What most babies do at 9 months

Social and Emotional

May be afraid of strangers

May be clingy with familiar adults

Has favorite toys


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)

Watches the path of something as it falls

Looks for things he sees you hide

Plays peek-a-boo

Puts things in her mouth

Moves things smoothly from one hand to the other

Picks up things like cereal o's between thumb and index finger

Movement/Physical Development

Stands, holding on

Can get into sitting position

Sits without support

Pulls to stand


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