8 Months Baby Development Index

 

Movement and head control

Keep in mind that your baby, at 8 months old, will started to pass object from one hand to the other. They roll from front to back and back to front and sit without support. When you put them in a standing position, they will bounce and bear more weight on legs. Your-8-month-old tries to crawl or already crawl and able to pull up to a standing position using furniture.

Sight, hearing and awareness

Your baby is developing a stronger sense of self and a greater awareness of their surroundings. 8-month-olds understand the idea of object permanence and are starting to anticipate daily routines. Talking and listening, singing, reading, and playing movement games are all good for baby learning and development.

Social, emotional and communication

Your baby will recognize people and recognize familiar faces and enjoy playing. Your baby can mimic facial expressions such as smiling or frowning. They babble and tries to mimic language, like cooing. At 8 months, they started to cry in different ways, including a hunger cry, a bored or frustrated cry, and a sleepy cry. They respond to affection with a smile.

8 months baby disease prevention

1. Maintaining cleanliness and hygiene is fundamental.  Take a bath and change clothes for your baby every day, pay attention to the cleanliness of bedding, do a good job in all aspects of cleaning, and prevent the invasion of bacteria. At the same time, you need to maintain ventilation so that your baby can breathe fresh air.

2. Always ensure that the baby is warm. Keeping the baby warm has always been the focus. The 8-month-old baby will start to flip, and when he is uncomfortable, he will use his own hands to move. At this time, it is easy for the baby to catch a cold. Therefore, parents must pay attention to keep the baby warm, especially when the baby is sleeping.

3. Your-8-month-old baby is in the stage of weaning, and the supplementary food supplements are gradually enriched. At this time, the baby’s gastrointestinal tract receives more new foods, so parents must pay attention to the hygiene and nutrition of the diet, and ensure that the nutrition is based on hygiene.

Essentials of 8-month baby care

The first point of care is the oral cavity. The oral cavity is the key care area for 8-month-old babies. At this time, the baby starts to grow teeth. During the teeth growth, it is necessary to ensure that the oral cavity is clean. 

The 8-month-old baby can start flipping autonomously and can sit up. So this time the baby’s spine development must be taken seriously, for example, when the sitting position is incorrect, it is necessary to help the baby adjust the sitting position. You can massage their spine at night, and long-term nursing work will have a positive impact on your baby’s spine health.

The remaining points of care, such as diet and disease prevention, are similar to those before. Parents ’nursing experience should be richer. The main point of nursing at this time is the most important work for parents. Parents should pay attention to it.

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