Your baby at 9 to 12 months (1641)

Key points below

All babies develop at their own pace. This sheet is a guide to help you know what you might expect from your baby at 9 to 12 months of age.

What should my baby be learning?          

Gross motor skills: Big body movements

By 9 months

By 12 months:

Fine motor skills: Play and self help

Language and social development

Sensory Processing: Understanding sights, sounds, tastes, touch, smell and body movement

How can I help my baby?

Gross motor skills 

Fine motor skills

Feeding skills

Toys to have for your baby at 9 to 12 months



Call your child’s doctor, nurse, or clinic if you have any questions or concerns or if your child has special health care needs that were not covered by this information.