Your Baby’s Development – 9 to 12 months

These three months are a very exciting time as you may hear your child say their very first words. Don’t worry if they’re not clear, this will come with time and practice. The months leading up to your child’s first words are critical in their learning of words and what they mean.

Your everyday interactions now are so important and will make a huge difference to the rate at which your child learns new words. Find out a little more about how your baby is learning to communicate below.

Listening & Understanding


6 to 9 months
12 to 18 months