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What’s Happening at 7-9 Months?

You’ve Got a Crawler!

Believe it or not, baby should begin crawling around this age. It’s an exciting milestone, but sometimes baby needs a little help—here’s how you can encourage crawling, and why it’s so important.

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It’s Time to Baby Proof

Baby is on the move, so let the baby-proofing begin! As baby begins to crawl and stand, it’s important to keep them safe.

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Learning to Self-Soothe

Is baby now starting to sleep through the night, and fall asleep on their own? This is an early sign of an important social-emotional skill called self-soothing.

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Parent Toolkit

Everything you need to care for your 7-9 month old

Parent Toolkit

Everything you need to care for your 7-9 month old

Frequently Asked Questions

for Parents of 7-9 Month Old Babies

  • If baby is on the move, it’s time to start baby-proofing.
  • Also watch for any items they can put in their mouth, and get them out of baby’s reach.
  • If baby was born at or before 37 weeks, you should adjust for prematurity while tracking their milestones.
  • Continue to adjust for prematurity for the first 2 years of their life.
  • Learn how to adjust for prematurity.
It’s Important to Remember:

Use our checklists to track your baby’s behavior and discuss any concerns with your healthcare professional.

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