Your Baby at 9 Months
Learn more about your baby's development at month 9.
At 9 months, your baby will say consonant-vowel strings (“ba ba” or “da da”) or vowel-consonant strings (“ab ab”); these also are known as babbling. He follows simple verbal direction, such as “Get the toy” or “Press the button” when it’s accompanied by a gesture.
It's now a good idea for your baby to eat the same foods you do. By simply steaming and pureeing fruits and vegetables, your little one can enjoy healthful, homemade meals made from the ingredients you're already planning to use. Here, easy tips for making your own flavorful first foods.
You may be ready to take your baby for his or her first haircut. Here are some tips to make it less traumatic.