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Not sure if 9 month old daughter is developmentally delayed!

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Tippytoes13 Thu 14-Apr-16 12:24:40

Hi, my 9 and a half month old daughter is not doing a few things she should be doing by now. Such as crawling, cruising, or responding to gestures and pointing and grunting to things. She says dada, baba, gaga, lots of other babble sounds, waves, laughs and tries to attempt to say hi whilst waving, claps when I say 'clever girl',she bangs objects together and can throw/roll a ball, is she ok with what she's doing? Or should I be concerned that she's not hitting the mentioned milestones.

Thanks in advance!

DramaAlpaca Thu 14-Apr-16 12:27:01

She sounds perfectly normal to me.

Lots of babies don't crawl or cruise until later than nine months. If she's babbling, responding to you and understanding what you say, she's probably fine.

Have a word with your health visitor if you're worried.

CheeseAndOnionWalkers Thu 14-Apr-16 12:28:51

She sounds fine. The milestones in the first 18 months or so aren't hit in the order that development milestones suggest. For example some babies don't crawl until after they walk.
In my experience babies concentrate on one area for a while then switch to another. It sounds like your daughter is enjoying being verbal at the moment and concentrating on that.

Jackiebrambles Thu 14-Apr-16 12:29:04

She sounds very normal to me! Loads of babies don't crawl or cruise until they are much older than 9 months. My almost 10 month old does but she doesn't clap or wave at all, yet!!

BendydickCuminsnatch Thu 14-Apr-16 12:31:36

You will have your 9-12mo check soon I would imagine? So you can raise it then.

DS is 10 mo and can't clap, say mama and dada to the right person, say hi, point. But he is fine. He is almost walking so that's where he's been focussing mainly. Sounds like your DD has just been more focussed on the fine motor stuff over crawling etc! smile

scrivette Thu 14-Apr-16 12:32:01

My 9 month old doesn't do any of those things yet so I wouldn't worry! All babies develop at their own pace.

KatharinaRosalie Thu 14-Apr-16 12:37:13

It is perfectly normal for 9 month olds not to crawl or cruise. I think it's advised to get it checked out if they're not showing any interest in being mobile by 1 year of age.

Miloarmadillo1 Thu 14-Apr-16 12:37:28

It doesn't sound worrying to me, but if you want to check, the ASQ questionnaires the health visitors use are all online. clicky link

Miloarmadillo1 Thu 14-Apr-16 12:39:02

And the 10 month one is here

HeyMicky Thu 14-Apr-16 12:39:58

I have had DD2's 12 month developmental check just this morning.

At 11 1/2 months she does all the things you listed, is very verbal, very social, fine motor skills are excellent. But she sits on her butt and is not remotely interested in moving. Can roll but doesn't.

HV told me they don't intervene til 18 months. Just keep doing what you're doing, offering opportunities to develop all her skills.

Incidentally her sister crawled at 9 months, cruised six weeks later and walked just after her first birthday. Same environment, same stimulus, similar size and shape. They do it in their own time.

uhoh2016 Thu 14-Apr-16 13:00:35

My ds is 13m and still not doing some if them things or only just started. He was only just sitting up at 9m and not much else until 12m. These last 6 weeks he's crawling everywhere, pulling himself up and walking along furniture, waving clapping. He can say mama and Dada bit doesn't say them too us specifically.
Each baby Is different they do things when they're good and ready,as long as your baby is happy and healthy then I wouldn't worry at all

Neverknowingly Thu 14-Apr-16 13:22:08

Honestly TippyToes none of that sounds worrying. I have 3 DC 5/3 and 18 months and they were all so different and there are definitely aspects in respect of which DC1 got more individual attention but convrersely that DC2-3 were desperate, especially regarding mobility, to catch up with the bigger kids which spurred them on.

ParsleyTheLion1 Thu 14-Apr-16 21:06:14

I agree... don't think what you've described is anything to worry about at all. DS didn't crawl till he was almost 11 months....and nor did he respond to pointing/gestures at 9 months

Tippytoes13 Thu 14-Apr-16 23:02:04

Thank you for all your replies. All reassuring. Maybe I shouldn't read into the internet too much.

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