Newborn Development: Month 8
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You may see your little one bottom shuffling and crawling around the eighth month. See what else is in store for you by watching this video on Newborn Development - Month 8.
Transcript: Get ready for MORE baby proofing! Your infant will start crawling this month, and will have those little...
Get ready for MORE baby proofing! Your infant will start crawling this month, and will have those little hands into more things than ever! While most eight-month-olds can crawl, every baby will have his or her own preferred method of getting around. Some babies creep, or push themselves around on their bellies...while others may navigate with both hands and feet, bottom pointed upward. Some babies even "bottom shuffle," moving around on their behinds with a hand in back and a foot in front. Whatever your baby's movement method of choice, you can bet your infant will be into absolutely EVERYTHING, which is why you should baby proof! Pad sharp corners, cover electrical outlets, install toilet seat locks move drapery cords out of reach, and put safety gates at the stairs. This is especially important if your baby is pulling himself upright into a standing position - while holding something for support, of course. Babies at this age may even take a few steps, although some infants don't walk until they are into their second year. As your infant uses that newfound mobility to charge into situations, you may be surprised to find that your baby gets scared or withdrawn. Help your little one adjust by cuddling and talking to your baby softly, allowing your infant to approach new people or places at his or her own pace. You may find that your baby latches on to a blanket, pacifier, or stuffed animal for security at this time. In fact, you baby probably gets a particular kick out of dropping things, waiting for you to pick them up, and then dropping them again. Indulge your little one's humor when you can. After all, someday your little baby will be your big child, and may not be as eager to play!More »
Last Modified: 2013-04-09 | Tags »
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