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9-Month-Old’s Developmental Milestones: A Complete Guide

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Your tot understands object permanence.

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This sounds like something fancy that your kid should study when he/she hits the higher years of school. It is not a complicated theory that needs to be broken down in a textbook to be able to be picked up. Baby isn’t going hypothetical yet. KidsHealth.org explains that object permanence is simply “the idea that an object or person exists somewhere even though the baby can’t see the object or person at that moment.” For example, if you hide a toy behind the sofa or your face behind your hands, your baby should have the cognition to know that the hidden object still exists somewhere. Isn’t he/she clever?

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