With lots of love and praise, you’ll enjoy encouraging your nine-month-old to move on to new achievements. Toys that respond to actions will reward your baby with fun surprises … and reward you with an “I did it!” expression.
She adjusts her posture as she moves, using furniture to steady herself
If a ball is rolled right to him, he can catch it
Her movements are more varied and deliberate
He can indicate with gestures, perhaps waving goodbye or lifting his arms to be picked up
She may follow your gaze
He can reach for a toy without falling over
Her hands are more dexterous; she can pass objects between them
Sounds like it’s going to be a hard summer for you also. And, since you are sure to be under a lot of stress, some of that will rub off on your son. The main way I know to smooth the transition is to link the new with the old in as many ways as possible.
Toys have always played an important role in enriching children’s lives. They often reflect the culture of the times and are an indicator of historical changes and trends in society, as is evidenced in toy museums and toy libraries around the world.
This is normal: babies have internal mechanisms to shield them from over-stimulation. Sometimes your 9-month-old son might get overwhelmed when he is in the midst of all the activity and be very content to observe what is going on around him.