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9-12 Month Child Developmental Review

An appointment offer for this stage in your child’s life will be sent out to you. You may wish to book in for this appointment instead/or as well as your NHS health visitor service, if at that current time the service is able to offer that. Generally, your baby may now be sitting unsupported and be able to stand with support. He or she may have started to reach out and grasp certain objects and may also have the ability to chew solid food and enjoy finger foods. They may babble tunefully as a form of communication and understand 'no' and 'bye bye'. This is where all the fun begins! Playing isn't just fun though, it's also the best way for young children to learn. By playing, children can practice all the skills they'll need as they grow up. To grow and develop, children need time and attention from someone who's happy to play with them.