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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.

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  • 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
 
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