By eight months, your baby is sitting up well and he likes to play with a variety of toys. He is curious about everything he sees, hears, smells and touches. Your baby will turn in the sound of a familiar sound or voice. Rather than telling your baby `No`, give her one or two word commands. For example, if she is going in a room that you don't want her in, you can say `Come in here, please`. If she hears `No` alot, soon she will be telling you `No` as well. Because her memory is not developed yet, you will need to remind her several times exactly what you expect from her.
Your baby can crawl well towards objects he wants. He can also stand with some assistane. Some eight month old babies can cruise if they are holing onto something sturdy. Make sure that you have babyproofed all sharp objects and tables. Show your baby the world in a safe and stimulating environment. Your baby should have a vareity of toys that will allow her to develop properly.
Your baby is babbling up a storm now! Although some words are made up, she can probably say mama or dada by this point. She sounds a lot like how we talk, just very fast and jarbled. Speak clearly when you talk to your baby so that she can hear the pronunciation of words. When you are reading, point to the objects in the story. Talk about body parts with her and tell her what animals sound like. Continue to sing songs and nursery rhymes with him. Let your baby play with musical instruments and show her how to dance to the rhythm.
Allow your baby to interact with a wide variety of different people. Your baby should be exposed to all races, sizes and ages of people. If he is exposed to this at a young age, the likelyhood of developing any type of prejudices will be slight. Because your baby will look at how you treat other people, you should set a positive example for him to follow.
Babies learn by imitation, so lrad the way for him! Show him the proper way of doing things and then, give him the chance to follow. Don't expect perfection, learning new skills takes time and practice.
Now that she has some practice with foods, you can give her foods that are a bit chunkier. Make sure there are no large lumps, seeds or skins in her meals. Cut soft fruits and vegetables into small pieces. Give her a spoon and let her feed herself sometimes. You shouldn't add salt, sugar, syrups, or any additional seasonings to her food. Make sure that her foods are not too hot- you could easily burn her mouth.
Developmental Milestones 8 Months OldPhysical
- Most babies are crawling or moving about by bottom shuffling
- Pulls himself up to a standing position
- Vision is adult like in clarity and depth perception
- Walks by holding onto furniture
- May be able to stand alone momentarily
- Can get into a sitting position from her stomach
- Uses his index finger to point to objects that have dropped
- Can pick up small objects and may feed himself some small finger foods (cheerios)
- Likes to shake and bang objects
- Is beginning to understand that objects have functions
- Likes dropping objects and retrieving them
- Understands smaller things fit inside larger items
- May be able to point to an object when it is named
- Can recognize people and objects across the room
- Says mama or dada
- Undersands the meaning of no
Age Appropriate Toys
- Obvious emotions
- Definite separation anxiety, if he experiences it
- May be shy around strangers
- May become upset when you are not with him-always kiss and hug your baby and he will learn that you come back
- May repeat acts if he applauded
- May show signs of empathy-if he sees you cry, he may too
- Blows kisses
- Unhappy if you take something away
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- Stacking and nesting toys
- Stuffed animals
- Bath toys
- Lighted toys
- Cause and effect toys
- Musical instruments
- Rolling toys
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- Friday, 17 May
My little chunky monkey will be 8 months in 3 days the time is flying. Were still breastfeeding. He's also eating numerous solids. He is solid as well a hefty 26lbs. He got his first tooth a couple weeks ago. We already had a nibbling incident so hopefully that's the last one(fingers crossed) and he finally started crawling yesterday and is already all over the house, believe it or not, he actually pulled himself up on our couch and q stood there for a couple mins. He says mama dada and no no he's too smart and he's a very happy & healthy boy :)hot-mama
- Friday, 8 Mar
My baby boy turned 8 months on the 27th and he can barely sit up alone, no crawling just scooting. He hasn't even said Mama or Dada yet =( I think it's because he's a chunky butt, lol. Over 25lbs! I'm having baby fever like crazy though... he is our third little munchkin =)booniums
- Friday, 8 Mar
My girl turns 8 months in 2 days time. She is pulling her self along the floor and lifts up on all fours but hasn't worked out the actual crawling part. She keeps saying Mam mam mam and holding her arms out to me so does that mean she is calling me Mama? Still breast feeding. She sleeps about 8 hours at night and has a long nap in the day. I need to get her into a better routine though. We still have only one tooth through. Bottom left. No sign of the other yet. See you in month 9!rbrencur
- Tuesday, 29 Jan
Landon is 8 months old today!! He's so clever i'm amazed. Hes pulling up, starting to cruise a bit, crawling everywhere, getting into all kinds of trouble with his sister. he's just not saying mama or dada, but that's okay/. he makes lots of verbal noises, so i'm not worried.shanita hall
- Tuesday, 29 Jan
My little Ceirena is 11 months but cuz I had her early shes 8 month development today and doing everything on this list I love her and thank god for the tips on this pageJC44
- Tuesday, 11 Dec
Emmy- glad to know I'm not alone! Sadly dd can't be calmed. I've talked wuth moms I know and none of them went theough this with their babies.emmy
- Monday, 10 Dec
My baby cries in her sleep too sometimes i have to pick her up and cuddle her she stays asleep and when shes settled i put her back downJC44
- Monday, 10 Dec
I haven't been on in a few months. Original account got deleted so I made a new one with the same name. My baby cries in her sleep often and was wondering if any of your babies do as well? It can get rather scary when she screams also!threebagsfool
- Thursday, 6 Dec
I don't have any pictures on my profile, haha. I guess I should probably add at least one. Jackie-Glad the Christmas photos went well. I took Anastasia to see Santa last week and she screamed at first. They weren't busy though, so I walked her around and looked at the Christmas trees, then I backed up to Santa and put her in his lap. She didn't even notice, so I jumped out of the way and they were able to get some cute pictures. The crawling is getting better each day. She gets up on her hands and knees and then flops down and pushes herself forwards with her feet. She still moves really slowly, but at least it is something! For the first time in nine months she let my husband hold her while I was home. She usually cries and yells for me the whole time, but she was actually happy this morning, which is nice to see. I hope you are all doing well. Justgirls-have you picked a name for your newest one yet? You must be exhausted running around after Qveah.jackie-1st-time-mom
- Sunday, 2 Dec
Hello everyone! 3bags- Great for Anastasia. Army crawling is crawling-whatever gets her there right?!? Brooke still reverts to thearmy crawl every once in a while. Thanksgiving was great! Brooke was quite the little piggy eating everything! Still no teeth. We had her 9 month appointment on Monday- she weighs 21 pounds and is 28 3/4 inches bothin the 90th percentile.
We went to Oglebay (about an hour from Pittsburgh in W. Viginia)this weekend. It is a ski resort but it is best known for having amazing Christmas light displays. We stayed in a log cabin with my husband's family. It was so much fun. I was so proud of Brooke! She was so good. Never cried once the entire weekend! We went on a guided tour of the lights on a trolley bus and you wouldn't even have known there was a baby there!
I will have to update my pic I think she was like 6 weeks old in the picture I have on there. We had Christmas pictures done last week. They turned out beautifully. Have a great week everyone! justgirls3
- Friday, 30 Nov
3BAGS- yay on ana crawling n 2 more teeth!!!! Sounds like shes moving along great. N i know it hax to suck for her not to get naps. Poor baby.. i alwAys have the fan on high so that it can drown out some noise. Has anyone put ul dated pictures oc their LO on their profiles yet??? Would love to see my far away friends!!!threebagsfool
- Friday, 30 Nov
Wow I feel like I haven't been on here in forever! Jackie, I hope work is going well for you and that Brooke likes her daycare. I'm sure she has lots of fun playing with other babies. I wish I had friends with babies that Anastasia could play with, but I'm the first out of my friends to have kids, so she is by herself. Thanksgiving went pretty well. We visited my in-laws for a few days before. No matter what I told everyone, they just would not be quiet so she could nap (she has never been a good daytime sleeper, so is really sensitive to noises when she is napping). I'm glad we only stayed for two days because I was getting really upset and Anastasia was in a grumpy mood from not sleeping. I had to work Thanksgiving morning, but after that started the day long cooking. It was tough this year though, because Anastasia didn't want anyone else to hold her and I am too much of a control freak about dinner to have people help a whole lot. So I ended up cooking it with one hand, haha. She loves eating her table food and the only time I give her purees is when we are having something unhealthy for her or when dinner is going to be late. She is eating three meals of solids a day and still nursing five or six times, so I hope at her doctor appointment she is keeping good weight. Also, today she FINALLY CRAWLED. She has been cruising for a week now, and I know it seems silly, but I was worried about her not crawling. It isn't a true crawl, it is an army crawl, but at least she is going forwards now! She also popped out her two top teeth, so that is four total now. She has only bit me once while nursing, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that she decided it wasn't fun and wont do it again. Lastly she is starting to use words for things. She calls me Mamma, and says Waba for her water cup, she also says Gigi for kitty, and Ada for her brother Ayden. I hope everyone is doing well and keeping healthy!justgirls3
- Thursday, 29 Nov
Hope everyone enjoyed their first thanksgivings together. I know we did. My Qveyah loved all the food. Turning 9 months soon.jackie-1st-time-mom
- Monday, 19 Nov
Hi everyone! Well I started back to work. It has been really hard but Brooke is doing so good at daycare. That makes it a little easier for me. She is doing more and more table food and still cruising around the furniture. Still no teeth. Looking forward to the holiday break and spending time at home with my little turkey!!
- Thursday, 15 Nov
Hello there !
How is everyone? Levi turned 8 months ages ago...well 1 week ago LOL Even if he is dribbling more than ever, he still has only 2 cute little bottom teeth. How am I gonna miss this cute gummy smile LOL On the other hand, I can't wait for him to have all his teeth. Because he is teething as crazy, I am his favorite toy to chew...painful... :| Other way, I am one tired mama, running after my 2 year old baby girl, and still dealing with Levi's separation anxiety :s Oh well, I guess I am going to miss these times... or NOT LOL
For shoes, I already bought him 3 since his birth. He only wear it when we go out. Most of the time he is without one, but mostly because it is summer here right nowthreebagsfool
- Tuesday, 13 Nov
Well I went ahead and got Anastasia a pair of snow boots. They are pretty cute! The shoe store sized her at a four, so I guess she is a little girl with big feet. Her hands are pretty big, too which makes me happy since I sm a pianist, I hope she keeps her nice piano hands. She loves to play on the piano which can make it hard to practice, haha. Whenever we walk by it she gets excited until I let her play for a while. justgirls3
- Tuesday, 13 Nov
3BAGS- we spend most of our time on the floor playing.And I think she will be into sports as well as my other 3!!! She is content for the most part!! And thank you I am trying to get her walking and able to understand so when the baby comes it wont be so hard!!! And we have already bought shoes for her. She has a pair of nikes and air max she is wearing a size 3 so cute though!!!threebagsfool
- Monday, 12 Nov
That's so cute, standing at the window and waving! I think I will get Anastasia a pari of shoes. It has been pretty chilly here, and hopefully they will help keep her little socks on. It is so hard to figure out what size she wears because when I put a pair on her to try, she curls up her toes, haha. Well, my husband said that she kindof crawled yesterday while I was at work. He said she slid herself backwards and then spun around to what she was trying to get. I haven't seen her do it, yet, but hopefully soon. I know she will be messier when she can get around on her own, but right now when I am teaching at home, she plays with her toys, and whenever she puts one to where she can't reach it, I have to stop and get it for her or pick her up. She is mostly on table foods, but I still give her a stage 2 once a day or so, depending on what we are having. She really doesn't like stage 3 foods at all!jackie-1st-time-mom
- Saturday, 10 Nov
Brooke is pulling herself up everywhere and is cruising around in her crib and pack n play. I'm too nervous to let her try on the furniture yet so I grab her whenever I see her standing. Our living room has an enormous picture window that is only about 8 inches off the floor. Brooke kneels in front of it and waves at the cars or people or trees what ever is out there. Soo cute!! She still has no teeth but that's not keeping her away from eating! She mashes with those gums like crazy. I still give her step 2 foods but she is also gets a little of what ever we have. Loves waffles and pancakes- breakfast food is my favorite too! She goes to the doctor on the 26th for her 9 month appointment. I can't wait to see how big she is. She mostly wears 9 month clothes but some of her 12 month stuff fits already. Mostly shirts the pants are usually pretty long on her. She has a bunch of shoes (I love shoes!!) She is wearing a size 2. She has soft and hard sole tennis shoes, boots that look like UGGS, some ballet slipper type shoes, and really cute moccasins. She tries to take them off in the car anytime we go somewhere. It's been pretty cold here so I put shoes on her to keep her little toes warm. threebagsfool
- Saturday, 10 Nov
Anastasia is 8 months old today! She is not crawling yet, I guess she will just be towards the later end on this step. She still has just her two bottom teeth, which is pretty cute! For eating she has eggs and toast for breakfast with some water, lunch is veggies, and dinner is whatever we are having chopped small. She also nurses five times a day and once at night. She still fits into most of her six month clothes, the nine month ones are giant on her. I have really been looking forward to the holidays this year, our babies will be a fun age! If only I could find edible wrapping paper, Anastasia would love it. Justgirls- Qveah sounds like she is doing great! She is going to be a real athlete when she is older. How have you been keeping up with her with another one on the way? Has anyone gotten shoes for their babies? I am not sure if I should. justgirls3
- Friday, 9 Nov
Yay 8 months now!!! Qveyah is doing just great!! She has 6 teeth and 2 more coming in!!!She is still on formula but loves regular food at that!! So much to where everything I eat I have to share lol!!! She is standing for a minute at a time she wants to walk so bad to keep up with her older sisters!!! She has been crawling for a couple of months now!! Not sure how much she weighs we dont go back to the doctor till janurary then she will be 10 months!! she says mama and dada very well. She loves to play outside in her walker but now that winter is here we wont be outside as much boo!! she has her ears pierced and didnt cry but for a second!!! She has a wonderful smile and a one of a kind personality!!! She wakes up every morning and nap with a smilie and I dont think I could ask for such a happier baby!!!jackie-1st-time-mom
- Sunday, 4 Nov
Brooke is 8 months today and doing wonderful!! We are so very lucky!Ryan~Neve Mum
- Friday, 12 Oct
Hi everyone just to let you know we're still in the background checking baout once a month, Neve is 8 months now and weighs 15lb 14oz(at 32 weeks) and is into everything she is so quick at craling on really strong on her legs I think she'll be walking not long after xmas, we have 5 teeth now and she lets us know about each and every one coming through lol, hope everyone is well and even though she's my last I'm feeling very broody at the moment :)yummum2b
- Saturday, 6 Oct
Hi, its been along time since iv been on here... Well porshah, is sitting up and babbling away, she is a constant smiler and she loves her food... No teeth and not crawling yet though :( but I know she will soon so I'm not to worried, hope everyone else is good.xxnselter
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