My 9-month-old baby: learning to grab, bang, and throw
Your baby might be developing new skills including the ability to grab anything that is within reach. In addition, he might start shaking, banging, dropping, and throwing any item he can lift, so be careful. If your baby hasn't already, he might say "mama." However, some babies could go months longer before they start using new words. This is completely normal.
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Keep giving your 9-month-old baby new nutritious choices
Your 9-month-old baby continues to grow and develop, and needs the right foods and nutrients to maintain his health. Introduce new foods to your baby gradually and one at a time to determine whether he is allergic. If you notice unusual reactions during or after feeding your baby a specific food, discuss them with your health care professional.
In addition to mashed fruits and vegetables, here are some new foods to consider in addition to breast milk or baby formula:
Help your 9-month-old baby's cognitive development
Your baby has learned a lot in the last eight months; you can continue your baby's brain development in simple ways:
9-month-old baby developmental milestones
Every baby develops at a different pace, but by the end of your baby's ninth month, he will likely be able to do the following:
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