Home > Parenting > Child > How to care for your baby 19 August 2003 Milestones: Nine months A baby's pincer grasp becomes more refined at this age and he may already be able to pick up small objects. 0 ASK The Paediatrician » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for a baby? » Subscribe Parenting newsletter » 10 interesting Down syndrome facts Autistic savant 'reads minds' Picks up small object such as a raison using the thumb and forefinger Bears some weight on legs when held upright Passes an object from one hand to another Begins to understand the meaning of words Babbles loudly Understands simple phrases such as "baba" and "bye-bye" Clearly distinguishes strangers from familiar people; clings to known adult and hides face Looks for dropped objects Attempts to get to a toy out of reach NEXT ON HEALTH24X My midlife crisis saved my life 25 minutes ago Partner content More: ChildHow to care for your baby advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Cipla today announced the launch of its innovative inhaler called Synchrobreathe. Live healthier How loud is too loud? » Heal your hearing Pain relievers linked to hearing loss in women FDA approves balloon device to clear Eustachian tube SEE: Interesting facts about hearing loss Our ears perform quite a complex job – not only are they responsible for helping us hear, they also assist with balance. Get back into your healthy habits » 7 beach sports to keep you active 7 reasons to start running Here's how to get yourself back into exercise after a break 5 ways to kickstart your fitness routine in 2017 With the festive season at an end, getting back into your fitness routine should be a breeze with these five steps.