Your baby At 9 Months
Your baby might now be standing up while holding onto furniture. But sadly sitting down afterwards can be a whole different ball game; and most babies find this much more difficult, than the act of standing.
However tempted you might be by mini converse, don’t bother buying shoes yet; it’s better for their balance if they can feel the ground with their feet.
Let's take a look at how far your baby has come, and the milestones you can expect this month.
Sharing the giggles
You may have noticed your babies personality really blooming recently, with a growing sense of humour and more response to gestures like waving or blowing kisses. If you have a local baby group, it might be worth visiting, to encourage their socialibility: And it's great for you to spend time with other moms too!
Tickling games are tremendously exciting for babies around this age, as they can respond to the run up as much as the ticke itself; and could be giggling hysterically before you get close. The build up of ‘This little piggy’ may well become one of their favourite things in the world.
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Have you noticed that your baby is particularly interested in toys that 'do' things, like slotting cups into each other, or playing with toys that make a sound? This is because baby's deduction skills are improving, and learning how things work is becoming more apparent - taking the lid off a box, putting a phone up to the ear, rolling a ball away, or pushing buttons could provide hours of amusement.
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Are you getting enough time for self care? Spending time amongst adults, getting out for some exercise, or even just making friends with your wardrobe again; can help banish loneliness, and build your self confidence. After all, being a mom is just one part of what makes you, you.
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Like all of us, babies go through phases where they might have more trouble sleeping than usual; and that can have a big effect on parents too. Over-tiredness, teething pain, or change in routine can all have a negative impact; and it can be hard to get back into your routine. Maybe take extra time winding down with a soothing bath and story time before bed; trust that you know what works best for your baby; and try not to take your tiredness out on each other. Remember: This too shall pass.
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Did you know? Your Baby's eye colour has most likely reached its final colour by now! There may be more subtle hue changes until the ago of three, but the overall colour has now been determined. So who does baby take after?!
Remember that each baby develops at a different pace, so if your little one isn't quite at this stage, don't worry. They probably will be in a few weeks.
Let us know how your nine month old is getting on in the comment section below!