Baby Growth And Development 7- 9 Month milestones

By Samrat Saxena|2 - 3 mins read| February 09, 2024

Here is the summary of the milestones for babies between 7- 9 months of age.

Physical Development

  • Sitting Up By 7 months: Utmost babies can sit up without support, but they may still trip over sometimes. By 9 months, they can sit up more confidently and for longer periods of time.
  • Babies begin crawling between 7- 9 months. Some may indeed start crawling earlier. Crawling helps babies develop their motor skills.
  • Babies will start to pull themselves up to a standing position using objects as support. This helps them build strength in their legs and core muscles.
  • Babies are now suitable to pick up lower objects using their thumb and forefinger, which is known as the pincer grasp.  
  • Hand-Eye Coordination: Babies can now coordinate their hand movements with what they see, which allows them to explore objects in further detail.  

Cognitive Development

  • Object Permanence: Babies have now developed the capability to understand that objects live indeed, even when they cannot see them. For illustration, they will look for a toy that has been hidden under a  mask.
  • Babies are starting to understand cause and effect. For illustration, if they drop a toy, they will realize that it makes a sound and may try to drop it again.
  • Memory making: Babies can now flash back effects that happened in recent history. For illustration, they may flashback a favorite toy that they played with earlier in the day.   
  • Understanding Language: Babies can now understand simple words and expressions,  similar to” ma” and” dada,” and may indeed start to respond to their names. 

Social and Emotional Development

  • Separation Anxiety: Babies may start to witness separation anxiety when their parents or caregivers leave the room. This is a normal part of the development and can be managed by cheering the baby that their caregiver will return.   
  • Foreigner Anxiety: Babies may also become anxious around strange people. This is also normal and can be managed by allowing the baby to become familiar with new people gradually.
  • Playing with Others: Babies are now starting to become more interested in playing with others and may enjoy games similar to peep-a-boo or stroke-a-cake.
  • Babies are starting to show a range of feelings, including joy,  wrathfulness, and frustration. They may also start to imitate the feelings of those around them.  


  • By 7 months, babies are generally eating a variety of solid foods, including mashed fruits, vegetables, and cereals.
  • Babies may start to drink water or milk from a mug with a lid and a straw.   


  • Babies may start to develop further regular sleep patterns, including long stretches of sleep at night.   

Overall, every baby develops at their own pace, and these milestones are just a general guide. However, it’s always a good idea to speak with a pediatrician, If you have any doubts about your baby’s development.

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Samrat Saxena

Last Updated: Fri Feb 09 2024

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