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8months

8 months old

WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW?

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

  • PHYSICAL
    Crawl in both directions—maybe even while holding something
  • COGNITIVE
    Start to connect two behaviors together
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How your 8-month-old might play now:

He may be able to crawl in both directions

She starts to connect two behaviors together

He's beginning to understand "object permanence," that objects don't disappear when they're out of view

She remembers recent events

His fine motor skills have improved, allowing him to pick up tiny objects

She begins to articulate sounds, beginning with vowels

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

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