In this video, Dr. Preeti Parikh talks about what you can expect from your child when they reach 9 months old. At this stage their motor skills are continuing to improve and your child will likely start picking up objects and throwing them to the ground. This is a great time to play games like patty cake. Make sure you smile and show off some of your goofy faces as they are also starting to mimic others.
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