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At this age, your child may …

  • Crawl in both directions—maybe even while holding something
  • Start to connect two behaviours together
  • Begin to understand that objects don’t disappear when they’re out of view (“object permanence”)

Your eight-month-old may enjoy picking things up, passing toys from hand to hand, and starting to associate words with objects.

“My baby loves toys with buttons!! Rewards for pushing the buttons are what she loves... when they light up and make noise.”

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Children develop at their own pace and reach milestones at different times. The highlights mentioned in this website are approximate guidelines only. If you have any questions about your child's development, consult your healthcare provider