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Month 8

Month 8

Mental Development

  • Be curious about everything
  • Move rapidly from one activity to the next
  • Look for a dropped toy or object
  • Continue to babble often
  • Start to develop a sense that their behaviour and actions can influence events in the surrounding world

Visual Development

  • Be able to perceive distance and will move toward objects to gain clarity
  • Start to understand the concept of object permanence.

Growth

  • Weigh about 7.9 kg if she’s a girl or about 8.6 kg if he’s a boy
  • Be about 68.7 cm tall if she’s a girl or about 70.6 cm tall if he’s a boy

Motor Development

  • Roll over repeatedly
  • Get into a crawling position and rock
  • Start to pick up objects using their thumb and fingers

Social and Emotional Development

  • Look at strangers seriously instead of greeting them with a smile
  • Be very attached to their parents, perhaps crying when left alone at naptime or bedtime

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