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Social / Emotional - Images & Video Clips

  • Is shy, clingy, or fearful around strangers video
  • Shows several facial expressions, like happy, sad, angry, and surprised image 1  image 2
  • Looks when you call their name video
  • Reacts when you leave (looks, reaches for you, or cries) video
  • Smiles or laughs when you play peek-a-boo image 1  image 2  image 3

Language / Communication - Images & Video Clips

  • Lifts arms up to be picked up video

Cognitive - Images & Video Clips

  • Looks for objects when dropped out of sight (like their spoon or toy) video
  • Bangs two things together video

Movement / Physical Development - Images & Video Clips

  • Gets to a sitting position by their self video
  • Moves things from one hand to their other hand image 1  image 2  image 3
  • Uses fingers to "rake" food towards their self video
  • Sits without support image

9 Month Checklist (English)

9 Month Checklist - PDF / Fillable

  • You can take printed Checklist with you and talk with your baby's doctor at every well-baby visit about the milestones your baby has reached and what to expect next. 
  • Can also fill out same checklist on CDC Milestone Tracker App.

  • Your Baby at 9 Months *

    Milestones matter! How your baby plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves offers important clues about his or her development. Check the milestones your baby has reached by 9 months.
  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • MM - WW (month, full weeks)
  • What Most Babies Do by this Age:

  • * It's Time for Developmental Screening!

    At 9 months, your baby is due for general developmental screening, as recommended for all children by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Ask the doctor about your baby's developmental screening.
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