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Most babies at 9 to 10 months of age are exploring the world around them. Your baby is familiar with you and with people who are often around him or her. Babies at this age may show fear of strangers.
At this age, your child may pull himself or herself up to standing. He or she may wave bye-bye or play pat-a-cake or peekaboo. Your child may point with fingers and try to feed himself or herself. It is common for a child at this age to be afraid of strangers.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if your child is having problems. It's also a good idea to know your child's test results and keep a list of the medicines your child takes.
Make sure that your baby gets all the recommended childhood vaccines, which help keep your baby healthy and prevent the spread of disease.
Watch closely for changes in your child's health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of: August 22, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Susan C. Kim MD - Pediatrics & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & John Pope MD - Pediatrics
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