I know, I know...I'm just paranoid, but I feel like DS still isn't using his hands very well. So when did you LO start holding thier bottle, and when were they able to really grab an object. At 81/2 months he's still swiping at things really fast, and doesn't like to pick things up. He also has no interest in holding his own bottle, or any any of the million toys I've tried to get him interested in. I know I'm not suppose to compare DS to other kids but it's hard. I know 4 other babies who were born within a month of him in either direction who are doing both things on top of crawling, which he also is not. The crawling doesn't bother me because I see him trying, so I know he'll get it one day, but he has zero interest in holding anything. Make me feel better ladies! Lol