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).