Keeping Track of Baby Milestones: 6-9 Months Old

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Baby milestones are so exciting for a parent to watch! I remember sitting on my couch when my second daughter began to get into a crawling position on a blanket around six months of age. She pushed herself up with a drooly, gummy smile on all fours and swayed back and forth as if she expected to take off at any moment! I recall how delighted my husband and I were and also remember comparing her to my older daughter who is 17 months older. I recalled how our firstborn didn’t start crawling until about eight or nine months old.

As a mom, when I notice the comparing or competitive mechanism playing into my thoughts, I try to remind myself that it’s always my goal to respect that my children are different. They will accomplish different things and at different times throughout their lives. While my girls have a lot in common (they are now ages 3 and 20 months old and love playing…

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