9 months old

It took nine short months for your baby to evolve from a fetus to a newborn, and another nine months for your smiling, social, lovable baby to develop. Whether your little one is creeping, crawling or even starting to walk, it’s hard to believe how far he or she has come. The weeks continue to change quickly, drastically, and we remember how overwhelming it can all feel – especially now that you’re facing a new challenge: mobility. That’s why we’re here to answer any looming concerns and questions you might have this month.

Baby’s Health + Well-Being

The game changes once your baby can make his or her way around a room. As exciting and monumental as this is, it can also be one of the scariest developments yet. But don’t let paranoia stop you from enjoying this truly precious time, as you watch your baby’s budding personality develop, hear that infectious laugh and marvel at his or her insatiable curiosity. Trust us; this is a time you’ll look back on fondly. So while it’s important to childproof the house and keep an eye on your little one, it’s equally as important to take pictures, record videos and truly appreciate these fleeting weeks. But it’s always important to be prepared:

Feeding + Nutrition

Solid food introductions are going to continue throughout the first year – always one at a time, of course. But what started as a long, tedious process is probably starting to feel more like a routine by now, especially as your baby gets used to more flavors and textures. But as with every aspect of your baby’s development, there are changes on the food front:

Sleep Solutions

Just as your baby was settling into a steady sleep pattern, you’re going to notice that he or she starts to reduce down to two naps a day. The process should happen fairly naturally, but there are still things you should know:

Development and Milestones

As with every month, we’ll give you a basic round-up of what your baby might be doing, as well as ideas on how to engage and foster his or her unique developments. Of course babies develop at very different rates – with a wide-ranging spectrum of normal – but here’s a general idea of what you can expect:

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19 thoughts on “Newborn Care: An introduction to your newborn baby’s health

  1. Maribel Riel says:

    Since its my first baby i want to learn more. Your site is a good help for a first time mom like me. Thanks

  2. pavani says:

    thanks for providing information

  3. nancy inyene bassey says:

    My baby has cough and cattarh.

  4. kamakshi says:

    my baby has cough and cold tele me home medicine

  5. Faith victor says:

    This site is very informative. I appreciate it. Thank

  6. Chitra kohli says:


  7. damsel says:

    my baby is 10 month she’s vomiting & her stool is white & watery.is it symptom of teeting?

  8. Eme says:

    am so afraid i could be pregnant four months after birth,though i have not seen my period and my husband came into me today.cos i allowed it. Could i be pregnant?

  9. JJ says:

    Hi i dont knw much bt the stools being white cud b something to do with liver of baby bt only if its like chalk white bt hope its not that id take my lo to docters just to make sure cuz the colour of stool is a big concern and the vomiting ofcause bt hope baby gets better

  10. Mythily says:

    I was just gonna buy a pair of shoes for my 11 months old and lucky that i got to read this. Very helpful, thanks.

  11. bimal says:

    my baby is seven month old but can not sit up now what problem

  12. de dun says:

    My 6 month old is teething,she has cold and cattarh and hasn’t bn feeding well
    Am really worried

  13. madhumita rath says:

    my baby has cough &cold problem plz suggest me how to protect

  14. Tberry says:

    More enlightment on two month old baby.

  15. selamawit says:

    really good guide lines for all first time mom like me. thanks!

  16. My baby 4months and two weeks, he can roll over, pulling up, but he can’t sit without support. He can grab things and try to put in the mouth. He can only smile but not laughing, he blow bubbles a lot, yet he doesn’t recognize her name

  17. carol says:

    am a working lady and i breast feed my baby only at night but he has not yet seated yet he’s now 5 months ,what could be the problem?

  18. miriam says:

    My 4 months old baby is very active. feeds only on breast milk. Could d breast milk be the cause?

  19. jess says:

    Are you bottle or breast feeding?

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