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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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Types of toys for this age

Now your child might:

  • Physical

    Crawl in both directions—maybe even while holding something

  • Cognitive

    Start to connect two behaviors together

  • Social & Emotional

    Smile back at others

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