Your babys ninth month

Teaser: 
Your baby’s development in the ninth month: • Uses the pincer grasp to pick up objects. • Crawls and can also try to crawl up stairs. • Tries to walk. • Responds to her name being called. • Begins to eat with a spoon, unassisted.

 

 

DEVELOPMENT & KEY MILESTONES

Your baby’s development in the ninth month:

  • Uses the pincer grasp to pick up objects.
  • Crawls and can also try to crawl up stairs. 
  • Tries to walk.
  • Responds to her name being called.
  • Begins to eat with a spoon, unassisted. 
  • She can find a toy when she sees you hiding it. 
  • She is enthusiastic and wants to learn and try everything out. 

 
HEALTH & WELLNESS

The baby’s 9-month medical check-up

What goes on during the medical check-up?

The pediatrician:

  • Will perform a complete exam.
  • He will ask you:
  • about your baby’s eating habits and the kind of solid foods she eats. 
  • whether the baby takes medicines or home remedies. 
  • about vitamins and other dietary supplements. 
  • about your baby’s sleeping schedule.

The doctor’s appointment is a good opportunity to learn more and ask questions. 

Talk to your doctor or the nurse about any concern or worry you may have about the baby. 

 

LEARNING & GROWING

The importance of reading to your baby

Reading to your baby is one of the best ways to help her to learn. Read to her every single day. Don’t worry if all your baby wants to do is to throw or chew on the books! It is important that she discovers books early on. Reading is very important for both of you and helps you to share a special moment. 

 

DAILY CARE

Teach your baby to eat on her own

Now, your baby can lift food and take it to her mouth. Help her by giving her necessary items such as: 

  • Plastic cups and plates
  • Cups with two handles and a sippy cup
  • A spoon that she can hold while she eats
  • Teach her to hold the spoon, dip it in the food and put it in her mouth

A healthy diet

If your baby is hungry between meals, feed her these healthy foods:

  • Banana pieces
  • Thin slices of whole-grain bread with butter
  • Plain yogurt with fruit sauce
  • Dry cereal
  • Soft cheese cubes

 

SAFETY & CHILDPROOFING

Water safety

Water can be a hazard for babies. They can drown in just a few inches of water. Following are some suggestions for water safety:

  • Be alert. Do not leave the baby alone, not even for a second.
  • Always keep a hand on the baby while he is in the bath-tub. 
  • Use a rubber mat or a safety seat to prevent your baby from slipping in the tub. 
  • Empty the bathtub immediately after bathing him. 
  • Keep the bathroom door closed and the toilet seat down.

 

Hyland´s Product Recommendations

 

  • Hyland’s Earache Tablets and Drops (After a diagnostic from a doctor, you can alleviate the discomfort from an ear infection in a natural manner using Hyland’s Earache Drops.)
Espanol RSS
Forgot Your Password?
Questions or Comments? Call 1-800-624-9659 or click Customer ServiceSite Map Privacy Policy Site Credits Copyright © 2008