Milestones: Six to Nine Months

Remember to use your child’s corrected age when comparing her accomplishments to a developmental chart!  If your baby has been generally healthy since she came home from the hospital, you can expect she will:

  • babble and begin to combine vowel consonant sounds. For example, "dadadada."
  • turn to locate the source of a sound.
  • respond to her name.
  • roll over.
  • move from sitting with support to sitting independently.
  • transfer objects from hand to hand.
  • support her weight on her feet when held in an upright position.
  • use the thumb and fingers to pick up small objects (rather than using the whole hand in a raking motion).
  • crawl (supporting her weight on her hands and knees rather than pulling herself along in a semi-lying position).

For variations associated with neonatal complications, click on EXCEPTIONS.
For descriptions of observations which should be addressed further, click on CONCERNS.

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