Breast feeding typically occurs 3-5 times a day.
Continue with infant cereal twice a day as well as stage two foods. Introduce soft table foods cut into small pieces and infant finger foods such as Cheerios(R). Continue Vitamin D supplements.
Formula fed infants generally take 24-30 ounces a day. Use an iron fortified formula, not low iron formula.
Continue with infant cereal twice a day as well as stage two foods. Introduce soft table foods cut into small pieces and infant finger foods such as Cheerios(R).
Foods to Avoid
Nine month old infants should not be fed honey products or drink milk. Be cautious of choking risks.
To avoid bad habits which may lead to tooth decay, do not put your baby to bed with a bottle or prop the bottle in the baby’s mouth. Use a toothbrush to clean your baby’s teeth using only water or infant tooth and gum cleaner. Ask your provider about Fluoride supplements.
Generally, nine month old babies sleep 12-14 hours a day including night time sleeping and naps. Continue with a night time routine, including putting your baby to bed in their crib awake. Napping may decrease at this age.
Do not use a walker.
Check your baby’s environment for safety risks such as outlets, cords, and small objects. Place window guards or open windows from the top. Find cabinets that need to be locked and stairs that need to be gated. Limit access to bathrooms or water filled containers. Be sure poisons, medicines, matches, weapons are locked up. New Hampshire’s poison control number is 1800 222 1222.
Continue to use a rear facing car seat placed in the car’s rear seat. Assure hot water at the tap is less than 120F. Use smoke detectors and avoid second hand smoke. Keep hot beverages, cigarettes, small objects and plastic bags away from your infant. Sunscreen is okay to use, but sun avoidance is still important.
Model talking. Sing and read to your baby. Your baby will enjoy playing pat-a-cake and peekaboo. The best toy for your infant is one which allows you to interact with them. Allow your baby to explore.
While interacting with your infant is important, take time for yourself as well as spending time with your spouse.
Rules should be limited but consistent. Use distraction as discipline.
Signs of illness
Signs of illness may include fever, failure to eat, vomiting, diarrhea, irritability, lethargy, rash, or cough. If your child experiences one of these symptoms or you are concerned, feel free to call our office for advice or an appointment.
Verbal: Responds to name
Social: Plays peek-a-boo, may have stranger anxiety
Gross motor: Crawls, creeps, or scoots
Fine motor: Feeds self with fingers, pokes with finger
We are located in Building E at 25 Buttrick Road in Londonderry. Buttrick Road is off Mammoth Road (Route 128) just north of the intersection of Routes 128 and 102. From the east and west, take Route 102 turning north onto Route 128. Two tenths of a mile is Buttrick road, turn right, travel half a mile passing the Elliot Urgent Care on the left and Buttrick Road is on the right.
From the north and south, take Interstae 93 to exit 4. Take Route 102 west to Route 128. Follow above directions to Buttrick Road. Click here for a map.