Thursday, April 20, 2023

Baby sleep and five senses development in the ninth month

Your nine-month-old baby:

Your child is now in the ninth month of his life and is about to complete his first year. Learn about the most important developments and changes that occurred to him in the ninth month by following this article.

Sensory development in the ninth month:

  • Your baby's vision is much better than before, as he now sees everything that is going on around him at great distances in its true colors.
  • You can now understand most of what your child wants through the sign language that has developed between you and him, and through the simple words he expresses what he wants.
  • Your baby can recognize familiar faces and objects now very easily.
  • Your child can recognize familiar sounds even if he does not see the speaker with his eyes.

Baby sleep in the ninth month:

  • Your child needs 13-15 hours of sleep per day, of which 8-11 hours at night, depending on the nature of the child's sleep and his biological clock.
  • Take care of arranging your child's life and your life according to the nature of his sleep, and establishing a fixed routine that helps you organize your life.

Your baby's development in the ninth month:

  • The average weight of your baby in the ninth month is 18 kilograms for females and 9 kilograms for males.
  • Your child in the ninth month can stand in his place, leaning on the sofa, chair, or table. Make sure to secure the place well, so that he is not exposed to harmful blows, as he is on his way to walk.
  • The average length of your baby in the ninth month is 70 cm for girls and 71.5 cm for boys.
  • Your child can imitate the tone of your voice and the tones that you repeat with him while playing.
  • The appearance of expressions of anger and annoyance on your child when seeing new people on him is normal at this age, and it has nothing to do with whether he is a social personality or not.
  • The child uses his hands for everything now, playing, eating and leaning on them to stand, as they are the main factor he depends on in his life.
  • The infant is afraid of separation from the mother at this age, so your child's crying cannot be ignored when you leave him with someone other than you.

You should consult a doctor if your child:

  • He cannot stand on his legs for a few seconds now.
  • He cannot pass things from one hand to the other, and he cannot pass food from his hand to his mouth.
  • He does not respond when his name is called.
  • He does not pronounce the usual words such as: mama, papa, and dada.
  • He does not recognize familiar people.
  • He is not curious about toys and what is around him at home and does not try to reach them.