Nine month milestones

Below is a chart of milestones that Ben needs to be achieving. He’s doing well with the Mastered and Emerging skills and he’s working on the Advanced for a 9-month old. He can also do several of the tasks identified for older babies. He’ll figure it all out though… we all do!

One new thing we’ve started – he’s on the Your Baby Can Read program. He’s almost through his first month and while he’s not reading Shakespeare yet, he is babbling more and definitely at least showing an interest.

One of his favorite toys right now is actually a sippy cup. ūüôā

Child’s Age
Mastered Skills (most kids can do)

Emerging Skills (half of kids can do)

Advanced Skills (a few kids can do)
9 months Stands while holding onto something
Jabbers or combines syllables
Understands object permanence
Cruises while holding onto furniture
Drinks from a sippy cup
Eats with fingers
Bangs objects together
Plays patty-cake and peek-a-boo
Says “mama” or “dada” to the correct parent
10 months Waves goodbye
Picks things up withpincer grasp
Crawls well, with belly off the ground
Says “mama” or “dada” to the correct parent
Indicates wants with gestures
Stands alone for a couple of seconds
Puts objects into a container
11 months Says “mama” or “dada” to the correct parent
Plays patty-cake and peek-a-boo
Stands alone for a couple of seconds
Cruises
Understands “no”¬†and simple instructions
Puts objects into a container
Says one¬†word¬†besides “mama” or “dada”
Stoops from standing position
12 months Imitates¬†others’ activities
Indicates wants with gestures
Takes a few steps
Says one¬†word¬†besides “mama” or “dada”
Walks alone
Scribbles with a crayon
Says two¬†words¬†besides “mama” or “dada”

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