My 8-month-old baby: moving in big, new ways
Crawling and cruising are the hallmarks of this month as your 8-month-old baby experiments with all-new ways to explore the world around her. When your baby is standing, you can help by holding her favorite toy just out of reach and getting her to "cruise" along the furniture to get it.
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How to introduce new nutrition options into your 8-month-old baby's diet
As your baby continues to grow and develop, she will need the right foods and nutrients to maintain her health.
Here are some new foods to consider in addition to breast milk or baby formula:
Create a bedtime ritual at 8 months old
Now is a great time to create more involved bedtime rituals, such as reading the same book or doing quiet activities together. A soothing activity that lasts 10 to 30 minutes is ideal. This will help your baby look forward to bedtime, and find it easier to accept the separation from you when you finally leave the room.
Help your 8-month-old baby develop a strong mind and body
Your baby's fine-motor skills are developing every day. Support her progress with these helpful tips:
8-month-old baby developmental milestones
Please note that every baby develops on a different timetable, but by the end of month 8, your baby likely will be able to do the following:
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