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Child development: 9-12 months

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Your baby is moving around now. He will be 'talking' and making recognisable sounds, enjoy you talking to him, reading picture books together, pointing to objects he knows and repeating single words clearly.

He may be clingy and wary of strangers but he is forming special relationships with family members and his personality will be becoming clear to you.

There are many topics on this site about babies and their development, including

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The Raising Children Network website has a lot of information about babies, including information about development, behaviour, fitness, health and daily care. As well as articles there are several videos. The Raising Children Network site has been funded by the Australian Government.

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The information on this site should not be used as an alternative to professional care. If you have a particular problem, see a doctor, or ring the Parent Helpline on 1300 364 100 (local call cost from anywhere in South Australia).

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