Truzi, you're fighting an uphill battle with that floodlight. As Matt implies, the color balance is wrong. If you filter properly, you lose a couple stops of light (for filtering info, see the Kodak data sheets for Portra).
Indoors, flash is the most sensible way to do it. (It won't be a problem for the child.) Without a flash, you're probably better off to find bright enough "outdoor" light, be it coming through a window or simply go to a shaded area outdoors.
As far as getting the child to pose, have you ever seen one of those goofy photographers with the little stuffed animal saying, "Here comes the bear, he's gonna get'em, get'em, get'em, GET'EM?" Well, guess what, at 9 months, that's exactly what you want to be trying. A 9-month old can probably sit up by himself, and he'll stay put as long as you keep his attention. I know you probably won't want to do the stuffed animal schtick, so try whatever suits you. If it works, great! If not, the stuffed animal will (I've done this sort of thing before). Good luck.
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