child development

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

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Your little one puts things in his/her mouth.

baby eating dragon fruit

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At not even a year old, those cognitive skills should be developing nicely. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that at this age it is common for babies to be able to pick up things between their thumb and index finger and put them in their mouth. Being able to do the movements with cereal is common. The hand placement is called the pincer grasp. And it is something that your baby will refine more as he/she gets older. It might be a bit crude to begin with. Same goes for your baby’s aim. But, remember that he/she is learning.

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