9 – 12 months: understanding the world

9 to 12 months understanding the world


Developmental milestones include:


  • He can see and is interested in small objects which he reaches out for
  • He looks in the right direction for objects that he has dropped
  • He starts to examine objects closely before putting them in his mouth


Signs that suggest a developmental problem:


  • He isn’t curious about new objects

All children are different and develop at different rates, so don’t be overly concerned if your baby is acquiring new skills at a different rate to those around her. But if you are worried about her development, talk to a health professional for a little reassurance.

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This article was written by Ella Walsh for Kidspot. Sources include SA Government’s Parenting and Child Health and Raising Children Network.

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