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The Growing Child: 7 to 9 Months

How much will my baby grow?

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While all babies may grow at a different rate, the following indicates the average for boys and girls 7 to 9 months of age:

What can my baby do at this age?

Babies are rapidly developing their physical abilities at this age. They become mobile for the first time and safety in the home becomes an important issue. While babies may progress at different rates, the following are some of the common milestones your baby may reach in this age group:

What can my baby say?

It is very exciting for parents to watch their babies become social beings that can interact with others. While every baby develops speech at his/her own rate, the following are some of the common milestones in this age group:

What does my baby understand?

A baby's awareness of people and surroundings increases during this time. While babies may progress at different rates, the following are some of the common milestones in this age group:

How to help increase your baby's development and emotional security:

Consider the following as ways to foster the emotional security of your baby:

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