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Providing love, attention and interesting experiences creates the best conditions for your baby’s brain growth, learning and development.
Your baby is learning about emotions by watching how you react and engage with them. As you interact with them they begin to learn things like smiling or crying can bring about emotional responses from you.
By nine months, your baby’s brain forms connections between what they see, hear, taste and feel. Babies at this age can sit by themselves for short times and might start crawling.
Your baby might begin to get attached to people and objects, so they need to learn that when things disappear, they also reappear.
At this age, your baby is likely to become increasingly vocal. Their ability to experience different emotions and moods has also developed considerably. They may start to move around more or want more independence, including getting away from things that upset or annoy them.