Baby's 9th month

Your baby's 37th week

It’s nearly the time you’ve been waiting for! Though it could be several months before you witness those precious first steps, your little one is making great strides in that direction. She has probably mastered the fine art of crawling on her hands and knees. This perfected position affords greater flexibility and faster speeds. She’ll be able to pull herself to a standing position and will lean on furniture for support. She may even be able to pivot in a circle to take in new views of her surroundings.

Take a moment to double-check her sleeping arrangements. If she sleeps in a crib you may need to lower the mattress so she will not accidentally fall out if she stands up and leans against the railing.

If you’ve adopted the family bed practice, she may still enjoy sleeping with you. You’ve undoubtedly found that nursing is much more convenient. You may find yourself coping with knees and elbows as she squirms at night. Make sure each person has his or her own space and you’ll continue to enjoy this wonderful cuddle time.

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