By the end of nine months, your baby will reach these important developmental milestones:
- May be afraid of strangers or be clingy with familiar adults
- Has favorite toys
- Understands "no"
- Makes a lot of different sounds, like "mamamama" and "babababa"
- Points at things
- Watches the path as something falls
- Plays peek-a-boo and looks for things she sees you hide
- Stands, holding on to something
- Can get into a sitting position
- Sits without support
- Pulls to stand
Call your doctor if your baby:
- Doesn't support herself on her legs
- Doesn't babble
- Doesn't play games involving back-and-forth interaction
- Doesn't respond to own name or recognize familiar people
- Doesn't look where you point
- Doesn't transfer toys from one hand to another
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (9 month milestones)
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