LittlePeopleLogo     Normal Development: 6 – 9 months

Makes jumping motions when held in standing position.

Usually sleeps through the night.

May prefer some foods to others.

Loves to jabber.

May recognize own name.

May show fear of strangers.

Rolls from back to stomach.

Attempts to crawl.

Craves constant attention.

Begins to show a sense of humor.

Responds gleefully to image in the mirror.

May pull self to standing position.

Loves to bang toys together.

May want to feed self.

May begin to understand other simple words and single commands.

Shows separation anxiety.

Continues to enjoy simple games like "peek-a-boo" and "fetch."

  Each child is unique. It is therefore difficult to describe exactly what should be expected at each stage of a child's development. While certain attitudes, behaviors, and physical milestones tend to occur at certain ages, a wide spectrum of growth and behavior for each age is normal. Consequently, these guidelines are offered as a way of showing a general progression through the developmental stages rather than as fixed requirements for normal development at specific ages. It is perfectly natural for a child to attain some milestones earlier and other milestones later than the general trend. Keep this in mind as you review these milestones. If you have any concerns related to your child's own pattern of development, check with your physician.