At nine months of age, children will often use furniture or a parent's leg to pull to a stand. This is an important milestone that occurs before cruising and walking.
Babies should be crawling by eight months old, and then may begin cruising, or standing up and moving while holding on to furniture for support, by nine months old.
At nine months old, a baby will use a three finger pincer grasp to pick up small objects using the thumb, index and middle finger. This is developed before the pincer grasp, which occurs at ten months.
At this age, a baby may be able to hold an object, such as a bottle or cup.
As part of language development, a baby will be able to start sounding “mama” or “dada.”
At nine months old, a baby will be able to wave goodbye to others as a social developmental milestone.
Separation anxiety typically develops at this age. Separation anxiety occurs when children get upset when a parent or close caregiver tries to leave them with someone else they are not as familiar with.
Playing pat-a-cake, clapping hands, and playing peek-a-boo are all cognitive developmental milestones that children should have developed by this age.
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