Growth & Development

Development Guide for Babies Over 9 Months

Morinaga Platinum - 2 February 2024

Entering the age of 9 months, what kind of development shown by the babies will be? What more surprises will they give to Moms? Here are some development processes of babies over 9 months that Moms could monitor.

Learning to Stand from a Sitting Position

Babies will begin to learn to stand from their sitting position for 30-60 seconds. After that, they will slowly begin to step forward while holding on to a sofa or table next to them. Though occasionally wobbled, they will keep attempting on walking while holding on to something. Moms could support this process by facilitating them with protective equipment such as a mattress and removing any sharp and heated objects out of their reach.

Picking Up and Grabbing a Toy

The babies will begin to pick up toys or other objects that could be easily reached around them. They will pick up the toy, grab it, throw it, and take a different toy, check it out, then make 2 toys to clash each other, causing some noisy sounds.

Refusing to Be Fed

Entering this stage of age, babies will start taking on biscuits and refuse to be fed by Moms. They will start eating some biscuits altogether by inserting it one by one to their mouth.

Imitating What They Hear

If you often stimulate the babies with a variety of sounds, then by the age of 9 months, they will start copying the sounds that they hear around from their surroundings. They will also start saying short names like “mommy” or “daddy”.

Increasing Their Fine Motor

Babies will begin to be curious about objects around them. They will start flipping through the object and wondering what will happen if they drop it.

You know, what, you could begin to train the motor strength of their small muscles at this age, Moms. Hold both sides of their waist and move their body to the right and left to train them to stand. Your babies will be excited and set their foot on your thighs and start to move their foot on your chest. Do it slowly so your babies aren’t surprised or nauseous.

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