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9 Month Visit: Increasing Independence

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Separation Anxiety

Give your baby a calm, brief, and upbeat goodbye. Any distress they may experience usually won't last long.


Allow your baby to start to feed themselves and help them start drinking from a cup. This helps them build important motor skills.

Sharing Feelings

Labeling your own emotions helps your child learn how other people think and feel.

Safety: Babyproofing

Your active baby can reach new things. Make sure hazardous objects and poisonous substances are locked up and secure.

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If you have any questions about what you've seen here today, ask your provider at your next visit, or contact the Mount Sinai Parenting Center at

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