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 8 ways to protect your family from worms 2017-03-07 13:24 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 How to care for your vaginal flora Live healthier Hello? » SEE: Interesting facts about hearing loss Earworms: Let it go Is it bad to sleep with earplugs all the time? SEE: Do women hear better than men? The reason why men often appear not to be listening could be because they actually can't hear you. Confident smile? » Acidic drinks can harm your kids' smiles The facts on bleaching your teeth Am I taking good care of my teeth? Why are my teeth stained? We know the rules – brush your teeth twice a day and floss to keep them healthy. But, have you ever wondered what causes those stains that sometimes appear?