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Milestones In Action : By Nine Months

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May be afraid of strangers

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In this video, a baby girl shows she is afraid of the woman she doesn't know, a 9-month social/emotional milestone.

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May be clingy with familiar adults

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By clinging to her mother, this baby is showing a 9-month social/emotional milestone.

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Has favorite toys

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This baby is excited when she sees her favorite toy. Having favorite toys is a  9-month social/emotional milestone.

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Understands “no”

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This baby shows he understands "no" by not continuing to grab for the keys. Understanding "no" is 9-month language/communication milestone.

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Makes a lot of different sounds like “mamamama” and “bababababa”

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In this video, the baby shows a 9-month language/communication milestone by making several different sounds.

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Copies sounds and gestures of others
 
Copies sounds and gestures of others

Copies sounds and gestures of others

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Image 1 of this series shows a baby copying the clapping motion of an adult. Copying sounds and gestures of others are 9-month language/communication milestones.

Image 2 of this series shows a baby copying an adult who is waving. Copying sounds and gestures of others are 9-month language/communication milestones.

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Uses fingers to point at things

Uses fingers to point at things

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In this picture, all of the baby's fingers are extended, though her index finger is clearly pointing at something. Using fingers to point at things is a 9-month language/communication milestone.  

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Watches the path of something as it falls

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This baby watches the paper as it falls, a 9-month cognitive (learning, thinking, problem-solving) milestone.

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Looks for things he sees you hide
 
Looks for things he sees you hide
 
Looks for things he sees you hide

Looks for things he sees you hide

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In this series of 3 photos, a baby looks for something hidden by the adult, a 9-month cognitive (learning, thinking, problem-solving) milestone. In image 1 of 3, the baby looks out of the corner of her eye at the toy. In image 2 of 3, the baby sees the adult hide the toy. In image 3 of 3, the baby looks for (and finds) the toy.

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Plays peek-a-boo

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This baby is playing peek-a-boo, a 9-month cognitive (learning, thinking, problem-solving) milestone.

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Puts things in his mouth

Puts things in his mouth

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The baby in this picture has put a toy in his mouth as a way to explore the toy. This  behavior is a 9-month cognitive (learning, thinking, problem-solving) milestone.

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Moves things smoothly from one hand to the other
 
Moves things smoothly from one hand to the other
 
Moves things smoothly from one hand to the other

Moves things smoothly from one hand to the other

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These 3 images show a baby moving a ball smoothly from one hand to the other, a 9-month cognitive (learning, thinking, problem-solving) milestone. In image 1 of 3, the baby holds the ball in the right hand. Image 2 of 3 shows the baby beginning to move the ball from the right to the left hand. Image 3 of 3 shows the ball now in the right hand.


 

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

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

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This image shows a baby using her thumb and index finger to get something out of the adult's hand. Picking up things in this way (sometimes called the "pincer grasp") is a 9-month cognitive (learning, thinking, problem-solving) milestone.

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Stands, holding on

Stands, holding on

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This image of a 9-month movement/physical development milestone shows a baby standing while holding on to a table.

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Can get into sitting position

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In this video, the baby gets into a sitting position. This is a 9-month movement/physical development milestone.

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Sits without support

Sits without support

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This image of a 9-month movement/physical development milestone shows a baby sitting without support.

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Pulls to stand
 
Pulls to stand
 
Pulls to stand

Pulls to stand

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These 3 images show the process of a baby pulling to stand, a 9-month movement/physical development milestone.  In image 1 of 3, the baby is on his knees holding onto the table. In image 2 of 3, the baby has one foot flat on the floor and is pulling to stand. In image 3 of 3, the baby is standing, holding on.

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Crawls

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This baby is showing the 9-month movement/physical development milestone of crawling.

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