This blog is a bit touchy to write because of controversy. However there are developmental concerns that may raise red flags.
When to be concerned at the end of 9 months:
source: Parent and Child Health
-Baby not sitting up without help
-Baby’s body so still they cannot sit without help
-Baby not grasping, holding, shaking things
-Baby not reaching out for objects and reaching for things
-Smiling and laughing out loud
-Baby not showing any interest in toys around her
-Baby not making several different sounds
-Baby not turning towards you when name is called
-Infant to infant interaction
-Recognizes self in mirror
-Drops toys without watching results
-Moves to get toy
-Finds toy completely hidden
-Baby sleeps through the night, as well as 1-2 hour naps.
-Brings food to mouth with whole hand.
-Shows likes and dislikes in food.
Babies all develop at different rates. Do not compare your baby to other baby’s around. (guilty!) If you are worried about your baby’s development, talk to your health care provider for reassurance.
Both Ashley B and I have been concerned and different parts of our children’s development. We have contacted the doctors and received early intervention. The most important advice either of us have for you are to NOT be afraid of asking for help.