child development

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

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Your tot will check back when attempting new skills.

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In just a few months, your baby will have worked out who his/her main carers are. He/she will likely be upset when they aren’t around and he/she will be in the process of understanding what is alright with said carers and what is a big fat “no.” To tie into all this, your little one might seek reassurance from you while working on new skills as part of social and emotional development. lists a baby looking back at mom/dad/other carers when learning to crawl. It could be to make sure that you’re still there, to ensure he/she is doing it right, or to plan a good escape route. We can’t see inside our babies’ brains, but we do know they like to check.

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