By now, your baby’s babbles will sound more like actual words. If you show a slight interest in what he/she says, he/she will keep talking in his/her own language. He/she will say words like “all” for “ball”. It will help if you repeat the actual word back to him/her correctly, “Yes, that is your ball.”
Apart from crawling, he/she might able to stand with or without any support for few seconds. Possibly, he/she will be able to walk or do so in a couple of months.
He/she will try to learn how small objects fit into larger objects. He/she will enjoy stacking paper cups. He/she will also learn how to use both his/her hands for doing different tasks.
His/her social skills might develop at this age. He/she may give smiles to everyone he/she meets, or he/she may also hide his/her face when strangers try to interact with him. He/she is developing a mind of his/her own, which will manifest itself when he/she protests while eating or being made to do something which he/she does not want to do.
He/she will probably sleep for shorter periods during the day while sleeping for longer stretches at night.
You can expand his/her variety of foods by introducing some new fruits and vegetables, grains and meats. Also, try giving him/her a small spoon so he/she can try feeding himself. It will be messy but he/she needs to learn this skill.
Babies at this age will try to imitate what you do. You may also see him/her responding to your emotions. If you cry watching a movie, you may see his/her face crumpled up too.
He/she may be scared by things which did not bother him/her earlier, like the ringing of doorbells or the telephone. You have to reassure him/her that there is nothing wrong in such things and everything is absolutely fine. Cuddle him/her to make him/her feel secure.
He/she is beginning to understand many simple words you say so it is important to keep talking to him/her and also be very careful about what you are saying to others. Having a conversation with your baby will improve his/her language and listening skills.