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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 them. Babies at this age may show fear of strangers.
At this age, your child may stand up by pulling on furniture. Your child may wave bye-bye or play pat-a-cake or peekaboo. And your child may point with fingers and try to eat without your help.
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 advice line (811 in most provinces and territories) 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 advice line if:
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Current as of: September 20, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Susan C. Kim MD - Pediatrics & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & John Pope MD - Pediatrics
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