I just love baby stages from 6-9 months. They start to develop a personality, become mobile, and interact more with their surroundings.
Baby 6-9 Months Milestones
Source: Baby Stages
Overall Growth and Development
-Baby continues to grow and gain weight
-Baby is ready to start sleeping through the night
-First teeth may begin to appear
-Baby is ready for first solid foods. Pureed at first.
-Starts to bear weight on legs
-Start to pull self up to standing position
-Crawls (or tries to get self from place to place)
-Move item from hand to hand
-Feed self with hands
-Can use a sippy cup
-Combines syllables to babble
-Says "mama" or "dada" but not aways referring to the correct person
-May develop stranger anxiety
-May start to use gestures or sounds to express needs instead of crying
-Eager to learn the world around them
-Drop things intentionally to see what will happen to the object and your reaction (I do this too--haha)
-Understands the idea of permanence and will look for object when hidden
-Recognizes familiar people
Milestones for Mommy
-Mommy is READY for a solid night of sleep!! (we will talk about this soon!)
-Mommy is ready for a night out with husband! Date nights are SO important.
-Mommy is ready for a night out with girlfriends. Yes! You will finally be okay to leave the house for more than 3-4 hours!
-Itch for a new diaper bag. (You may be ready to downsize!)
-Realize that it is time to start really baby proofing....mobile baby=baby safety!