Spear is 9 Months Old

Spear turned 8 months old on September 1st.  I use What to Expect the First Year to see where he’s at in his milestones and development and I purchased his monthly stickers here 🙂

At nine months old Spear can do everything a baby his age should be able to do including:

  • work to get a toy that’s out of reach
  • look for a dropped object

He can also do everything a nine month old will probably be able to do including:

  • pull up to standing position from sitting
  • creep or crawl
  • get into a sitting position from stomach
  • object if you try to take a toy away
  • stand holding onto someone or something
  • pick up a tiny object with any part of thumb and finger
  • say “mama” or “dada” indiscriminately
  • play peekaboo

Spear does some of the thing a baby his age may possible be able to do  including:

  • clap hands or wave bye-bye (he doesn’t do this super well but gives good high fives!)
  • understand “no” (but not always obey it)

He is not yet cruising (walking holding onto furniture)

Spear is able to do some of the thing a nine month old may even be able to do including:

  • “play ball” (roll a ball back to you)
  • drink from a cup independently
  • pick up a tiny object neatly with tips of thumb and forefinger
  • say one word other than “dada” or “mama” (he says “baba”)

He is not yet able to:

  • stand alone momentarily
  • stand alone well
  • say “dada” or “mama” discriminately
  • respond to a one-step command with gestures (“Give that to me” said with a hand out)

You can compare with how the older kids were developing at this age here:




Our happy baby boy! Always so glad to see how well he’s growing!

Emily Parker

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