What to expect from your 8 month old:
Please note, this is not a comprehensive list.
- Your baby can sit well without support
- They may stand while holding onto furniture
- He or she will reach in a variety of directions
-They can manipulates, transfers, and or release toys at will
-Your baby will climb up on people or on stairs
- He or she will cruise along furniture
-They will dislike getting their diaper changed, and/or being clothed
Ideas on how to play with your 8 month old:
-Dance and sing with your baby in various positions
-Let your little one climb over your legs or couch cushions
-Crawl through things like blankets, tunnels, or your legs
-Give them something to play with while you're changing your baby’s diaper
-Practice having your baby stand in front of furniture while they're playing with their toys.
If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s gross motor development, please call 253.237.3405 for a free consultation! We would be happy to meet you.