how many words has your baby learned at 9months?

Kristina - posted on 04/16/2009 ( 45 moms have responded )

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My daughter will be 9 months on the 21st of april and she can say mama to me dada to her dad and baba for a bottle and just learned cat... she walks in her crib and crawls everywhere Anyone else in the same boat? Its not a bad thing I am just so surprised that it happens so soon...

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Annie - posted on 04/17/2009

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All of them are different. My son (who is now 5) was saying "hello" clear as day by 9 months, as well as the mama, dada, nannan etc. My 12 months he was saying vaccum cleaner and his teeth were really late developing. He walked at 12 months on the day. My little girl at 9 mths is walking on her own (she looks soooooo tiny) says tata and waves, says dada and nan nan but refuses to say mama (she laughs and says dada whenever we say mama to her). They all develop at their own pace, and while they all eventually do and say a lot of the same thing, they will all always develop at their own pace. Don't get stressed and caught up in comparing what they each do with yours - you will end up miserable. Enjoy each new stage as it develops (even the horrible ones where they throw tantrums) because it is these stages and how we handle them that builds your child self esteem and enourages them to move to the next stage in life.

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Shanna - posted on 05/13/2009

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My daughter (july 15) only says mama...yesterday I believe she saud "buh-bye". She babbles a lot but no real words either.



She is crawling like crazy, pulling herself up on everything. Almost standing on her own. Loves to walk while I hold her hands. She has this singing bunny she got from easter she loves to dance with. Also, an animal train that makes animal noises when you press a button - she presses it and tries to imitate the animal sounds...SO cute! I just love watching her - seems she's always doing new things

Debra - posted on 05/11/2009

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She does alot of "talking" but no real words yet. She definitely says mamamama and babababa but hasn't gotten it down to just Mama yet. She definitely comprehends words, though. She's clap and dance as soon as we say each word. We've just now started doing a little sign language with her. Based on what we've seen so far, I think she'll pick it up pretty quickly. Already is making the symbol for cat!

Stephanie - posted on 05/04/2009

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My daughter nearly 10 months says mum-mum and dad-dad and says dog and yells at them when they are barcking. When we say where is mum or dad she points to us. She is a smart cookey. She has been pulling herself up for a while and can nearly stand by herself and she also pushes herself on her bike. She has 2 teeth and her top teeth are nearly through so she is doing very well for her age. Very proud parents :)

Tina - posted on 05/04/2009

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Quoting Lainie:

Thanks for the info!
I can't see my daughter concentrating on the sippie long enough to drink her whole 6 oz. of formula (or milk when we switch), but I'm guessing with practice she will.


My daughter is almost 10 months and completely off the bottle as well, but she would always refuse sippy cups!!



I tried plastic re-useable drink containers.  The ones where there's a straw attatched on the inside, with the fold out spout to suck on.  She loves it and uses it well.



 

Tina - posted on 05/04/2009

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Quoting Lainie:

Thanks for the info!
I can't see my daughter concentrating on the sippie long enough to drink her whole 6 oz. of formula (or milk when we switch), but I'm guessing with practice she will.


My daughter is almost 10 months and completely off the bottle as well, but she would always refuse sippy cups!!



I tried plastic re-useable drink containers.  The ones where there's a straw attatched on the inside, with the fold out spout to suck on.  She loves it and uses it well.



 

Tina - posted on 05/04/2009

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Quoting Lainie:

Thanks for the info!
I can't see my daughter concentrating on the sippie long enough to drink her whole 6 oz. of formula (or milk when we switch), but I'm guessing with practice she will.


My daughter is almost 10 months and completely off the bottle as well, but she would always refuse sippy cups!!



I tried plastic re-useable drink containers.  The ones where there's a straw attatched on the inside, with the fold out spout to suck on.  She loves it and uses it well.



 

Rachael - posted on 05/01/2009

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If you are a stay at home mom I think it is very common. I was a stay-at home mom and my daughter started saying mama and dada when she was six months. She also started standing at seven months and cruising at eight months. They learn fast, have fun.

Mary - posted on 05/01/2009

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My little guy Jayden is also 9 months old and he says Dada, Mama, baba, and Nana....he also sometimes lets words slip but doesn't really mean them...like sometimes it sounds like he is saying what....I think he is just learning to try and say what we are saying....I don't really expect any more "real" words from him for a bit.



He is also pulling him self up and walking while holding on to things....he crawls all over the place and likes to scream, LOL....he will go ahhhh and look at you real quick to see what you will do...I usualy go ahhh back and he will do it back to me and we go back and forth...he would do that for hours if I would keep doing it, lol

Sarah - posted on 04/28/2009

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My 9 month old says Dada, Mama, Nana, All Done, Uh-oh, Hi, and Yay. She is CONSTANTLY chattering! It's so funny! She says all done, uh oh, and hi at appropriate times but the other stuff she says randomly. She is crawling everywhere and pulls up on everything. Can't take our eyes off of her for a second!

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My daughter is also 9 months. She says dada, mama, cat, dog, guy (which we call my brother), and hi. She now will say 'hi dada'. Rosabelle is also trying to say ashley (her aunt) which comes out like aaasshy and now trying to say duck. She has said bye a few times but not on a regular basis like the rest of them.

She is crawling everywhere and pulls up to everything and will walk along the furniture and push toys.

Jennifer - posted on 04/28/2009

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My daughter is 9 months old she now says mama, mom, mommy, dad, dada, daddy, hi, yeah, no, uh-oh, and when she hungary she says nana. My dogs name is Lucy and she calls her Ucy. She is crawling and standing up on her own. I can't believe how much they change and learn in 9 months!

Ldoo - posted on 04/24/2009

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Thanks for the info!
I can't see my daughter concentrating on the sippie long enough to drink her whole 6 oz. of formula (or milk when we switch), but I'm guessing with practice she will.

Kristi - posted on 04/24/2009

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Quoting Lainie:



Quoting Kristi:

And she is completly off the bottle and just using the sippy cup, has been for about a month or so now! Just think in 3 months all of these little ones will be 1!!!!! :(





Completely off the bottle? That's cool. How did you handle the transition? My daughter drinks formula (mostly for practice, not nutrition) out of her sippy cup, but she doesn't take it seriously enough to take away the bottle yet.

Do you hold your daughter while she drinks her formula from the sippy cup? Or does she do it on her own?






I found a sippy/bottle at babies r us. (I think it was a Nuby maybe?) It has the handles on it like a sippy cup but it had a nipple. Only the nipple was flat at the very top instead of round. After a few days of that I tried the spout that came with it. At first she made a huge mess but after about a week she got it. I think that the "flat" nipple helped. After about 2 weeks she had chewed a hole in that spout so I went ahead and gave her a NUK sippy cup. As far as holding her it depends. She will do it by herself at meal times when she is in her high chair, but she sits with me (still holding it by herself) for her evening milk. I really do think that the Nuby helped. I would just say if you want to use it make sure you pick up an extra pack of the spouts! Shelbie only has two teeth and it didnt take long for them to rip. I wouldn't recommend them for long term use! lol

Ldoo - posted on 04/24/2009

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Quoting Kristi:

And she is completly off the bottle and just using the sippy cup, has been for about a month or so now! Just think in 3 months all of these little ones will be 1!!!!! :(


Completely off the bottle? That's cool. How did you handle the transition? My daughter drinks formula (mostly for practice, not nutrition) out of her sippy cup, but she doesn't take it seriously enough to take away the bottle yet.

Do you hold your daughter while she drinks her formula from the sippy cup? Or does she do it on her own?

Kristi - posted on 04/24/2009

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It is amazing how fast they grow and change! Shelbie will be 9 months on the 25th and can say mama, dada, pa, pop, bye, up, uh oh, and dog. Of course she is like ya'lls little ones... there are tons of stuff I have not a clue what they mean lol However, she isn't crawling yet. She can do the army crawl on her belly but thats it. She does pull up some (not alot though) And she isnt going from laying to sitting on her own (she can sit up alone just cant get to that poistion on her own) And she is completly off the bottle and just using the sippy cup, has been for about a month or so now! Just think in 3 months all of these little ones will be 1!!!!! :(

Jessie - posted on 04/24/2009

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My wee daughter started saying Dada and Daddy about a month ago, and a few days later she could say mum mum . she also said allo (hello) today a few times which was exciting. she sounds like she is saying Iwubu (i love you) sometimes but not 100% sure, But nothing else recognizable yet. she makes chirping noises at the cat, lot's of forced laughter sounds, and clicking her tongue (when she wants my food). She's not crawling yet, but is getting close.

Christianne - posted on 04/23/2009

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Quoting Lainie:

My daughter can say hello, I love you, may I have a bottle and please change my diaper.

Just kidding. She's 9 months old. :)



hahahaha funny!

Ldoo - posted on 04/23/2009

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My daughter can say hello, I love you, may I have a bottle and please change my diaper.

Just kidding. She's 9 months old. :)

Jessica - posted on 04/23/2009

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My son can say Mum Mum, Dada, Na Na, and Num Num (food). He has been crawling for about 1 1/2 wks and is now trying to pull himself up. It's amazing to me how quickly he is learning new things now!!

Patricia - posted on 04/23/2009

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Hi. My girl is now 91/2 months old. She can say mama, dada, baba, tata(for bye, we're Afrikaans), nana if she's hungry, "tietie hê" for her bottle, "daars hy" (meaning there he is) and "kyk daar"(look there). Sometimes she will mimic a sound she hears one of us makes like when she sneezes we will say "hatisho", and also she makes all kinds of funny noises like "brrrr", smacking her lips in a kissing sound and clicking her tounge.



She also crawls all over the place and recently started standing up to the furniture and walking along while holding on to the furniture. She can clap her hands when I tell her to and we also play peek-a-boo. Then she puts her hands over her eyes and 'hides' from me. It's too cute.

Hayley - posted on 04/21/2009

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Grace finally said Mummmmeee last night!! Was amazing, I had to question whether I had heard it afterwards!



I agree Lainie - Grace gets to where she wants to go but not quite as fast as she would if she crawled. She's trying to walk though so i'm wondering whether she'll skip crawling!?

Jamie - posted on 04/21/2009

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My lil Abagail will say mamma, dadda, babba and dat, point to what she wants. She will be 9 mo in a few days. She was an early crawler at 5 mo exactly, now she cruises the furniture and will take 4-5 steps on her own, she will stand on her own without holding on and drink her bottle. She stands very well on her feet. She been having fits too, she throws her head back and screams, I just chuckle....

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Quoting Lainie:

A gallon of water?! That's hilarious. :)

My daughter had her first tantrum today. Flapping arms, throwing herself back a bit. I just sat back and looked at her until she stopped. I'm sure it will get worse. :)


Her first at 9 months! You're lucky. My son had his first at 4 months. I couldn't believe it, now he has like 3ish a day. They are pretty small and quick. He throws himself on the floor face down. I just ignore him.

Ashley - posted on 04/21/2009

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My daughter, Brenna, is 9 and a half months old and is quite the chatterbox! My son, who is almost 3, was(and still is extremely talkative!) very talkative at that age, but she has him beat. Brenna says: hi, bye, mum mum, dada, nana, pap, dog, duck, play, ball, baby, bird, whatsat?, and "dep." Not quite sure what "dep" is referring to!

She was a late crawler; she would crawl backwards or roll to get where she needs to go. I thought then that she would skip crawling and start walking. Now, I think she'll be walking in a month or 2. She's pulling herself up and cruising around. Let the fun begin!

Ldoo - posted on 04/20/2009

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Quoting Hayley:

my gorgeous baby will be 9 months on the 28th and she says mum mum mum mum, ga ga ga ga and ba ba ba ba - no dadadada yet!!!

she also tries to say hiya and oh which is very sweet!!

she still rolls everywhere, stands and supports herself and pulls herself along on the floor.


Pulls herself along? That's what my daughter does. Not technically crawling correctly, but dragging herself. She gets where she wants - just slowly. :)

Hayley - posted on 04/20/2009

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my gorgeous baby will be 9 months on the 28th and she says mum mum mum mum, ga ga ga ga and ba ba ba ba - no dadadada yet!!!



she also tries to say hiya and oh which is very sweet!!



she still rolls everywhere, stands and supports herself and pulls herself along on the floor.

Natalie - posted on 04/20/2009

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my daughter will be 9 months on the 23rd and she says, mama, dada, and no .

Annie - posted on 04/20/2009

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Quoting Danialle:



My son does the same thing! We will say mama and he just thinks its hilarious! But will just say dada! The funny thing is, he is such a mama's boy and cries when his dad has him!






Hi Danialle;



My little man (who is now 5) was and still is his mummy's little man.  When he was a baby my husband could not hold him, feed him, bath him etc etc and my dad could not go near him - he would yell, scream and cry till he was handed back to me.



He is now his dad and his grandfathers best mate.  Tell your husband to not dispair, for some reasons boys are sooooooo needy as babies towards their mothers.  

Danialle - posted on 04/19/2009

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Quoting Annie:

All of them are different. My son (who is now 5) was saying "hello" clear as day by 9 months, as well as the mama, dada, nannan etc. My 12 months he was saying vaccum cleaner and his teeth were really late developing. He walked at 12 months on the day. My little girl at 9 mths is walking on her own (she looks soooooo tiny) says tata and waves, says dada and nan nan but refuses to say mama (she laughs and says dada whenever we say mama to her). They all develop at their own pace, and while they all eventually do and say a lot of the same thing, they will all always develop at their own pace. Don't get stressed and caught up in comparing what they each do with yours - you will end up miserable. Enjoy each new stage as it develops (even the horrible ones where they throw tantrums) because it is these stages and how we handle them that builds your child self esteem and enourages them to move to the next stage in life.


My son does the same thing! We will say mama and he just thinks its hilarious! But will just say dada! The funny thing is, he is such a mama's boy and cries when his dad has him!

Danialle - posted on 04/19/2009

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He used to say mama dada and baba. Now EVERYTHING is dada! I can't wait for him to say more!

Melaine - posted on 04/18/2009

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my daughter says "whats that" and points so yea ...your baby is rite there on timing hun! also dada and buba too.

Naomi - posted on 04/18/2009

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my son is almost 9months and he can hold his self up against the cot,bath, bed and other things, he can walk when your holding his hands but he does not crawl at all, he doesn' like been on his stomach for long and rarley rolld over anymore. his first tooth cut through last thursday and im sure the other is coming through too and 1 at the back aswell,, he says dad, dada a lot and smiles when you say it to him and he says mom and nan every now and then

Ldoo - posted on 04/18/2009

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A gallon of water?! That's hilarious. :)

My daughter had her first tantrum today. Flapping arms, throwing herself back a bit. I just sat back and looked at her until she stopped. I'm sure it will get worse. :)

Kristina - posted on 04/18/2009

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yea my daughter is already starting the tantrum stages... i know when she is really pissed she is gonna start in, but i try to curb it with something else to play with or distract her... then if its just gonna happen no matter what, i let her throw it trying not to react, cause then she will know how to get me under her thumb... of course i tell her that its unexceptable and let her rest then we go back to the fun stuff... it seems to have worked this far, but then again she is only nine months lol i heard it only gets worse. i was just so surprised how fast she was picking things up and how strong she is... she cruises but with a 1gallon jug of water, i dont know why but she takes it with her across the house.. i try to take it away but the fits come, so i figure its not gonna hurt her so she can have it. Pick and choose the battles right?

Kristina - posted on 04/17/2009

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Quoting melissa:

Hi Kristina, yes my little boy is also nine months and he is now starting to pull himself up onto the coffee table, cot rail and step. He says mama, dad dad and nan nan.. Do you have anymore kids :)


no Ayla is my only one.. more maybe in a few years but i want to enjoy all of her before i start again with another one.

Jennifer - posted on 04/17/2009

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My daughter started saying "hi" at 2 months old. And now she says it every day when I come home for lunch. She also says "dada" "mama" "baba" "uh-oh" "ball" and she'll crawl over to me and lift her arms and say "up". She knows what alot of things are, if I say "TV" "toy" "cup" etc.... she looks at all the right things. She also crawls, pulls herself up, cruises, and she can stand by herself if she holds really still.

I can't belive how much she has developed in such a short amount of time.

Courtney - posted on 04/17/2009

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My daughter will be 9 months at the end of this month. She says "Dada, Mama, uh-oh, no, go, baba (for bottle) and wawa (for water). She crawls all over the place and has since the first part of March. She's been pulling up very well over the last few weeks and is trying to balance herself without holding on to things. She's still working on the balancing but she's not scared of anything. She wants to do what she sees other kids do! If we hold her hands she'll walk but can't quite figure out how to stand unassisted but she sure wants to!

Penny - posted on 04/17/2009

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My girl is 9 months and 2 weeks. She pulls up, cruises and walks if you hold one hand but doesnt crawl at all. She can say Mama and she says "up" if she wants your help to stand or she's got stuck somewhere but she uses sign language for "thirsty" and points to things she wants with a screech usually.

April - posted on 04/17/2009

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I got nothing ,Ryan is 9 moths old as of today & although he is pretty independent with the moving round there is nothing going on with the mouth department .No teeth, nothing close to a word!

Ldoo - posted on 04/17/2009

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She started dada and baba when she was about 6 months old. Now she also says mama, nana and is trying to say uh-oh. Sometimes she says whoa (not that she attaches a meaning to it). Then there are the random "words" that I can't even pronounce. :)

She's gotten real good at recognizing words and signs. If I sign water, she reaches for her sippy cup. If I say button, she reaches for the buttons on my shirt (one specific shirt). And certainly if I say baba, she goes for the bottle.

They're so smart now. Little sponges.

Krystle - posted on 04/17/2009

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My little one knows "DADADADADADADA!!!!" It's more of the "th-" sound because he's putting his tongue between his gum's. (still no teeth!) He still just screams a lot and spits. But, he can stand on his own now and can take steps with assistance. He's more mobile than anything!!! He crawls all over the place... my scooter!!!

Diana - posted on 04/17/2009

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So far my little girl says "Ma-ma & Mooooooom" When we say words like 'cat' she laughs.

Melissa - posted on 04/16/2009

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Hi Kristina, yes my little boy is also nine months and he is now starting to pull himself up onto the coffee table, cot rail and step. He says mama, dad dad and nan nan.. Do you have anymore kids :)

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