If you’re like most parents, you’re probably wondering if your baby is developing normally and curious about what milestones to expect at eight months. There are some signs you can look for to see if your baby is reaching typical 8-month-old milestones. Your baby’s pediatrician can also help you keep track of your baby’s development.
A healthy 8-month-old baby is probably going through about eight or more diapers a day. If your baby is going through fewer diapers, particularly if your baby isn’t eating well, make sure to get them checked with the pediatrician.
Most 8-month-old babies are starting to sleep longer through the night more regularly. Eight-month babies typically sleep for about 13 to 14 hours per day. If your baby is having trouble sleeping, your doctor can make sure nothing is amiss and suggest some things to try.
As your baby is growing older, they are becoming more alert and beginning to notice things happening around them.
Remember, no one is the same!
Remember that every infant is different. Although milestones are exciting, not every baby meets every milestone. Some babies skip crawling entirely before beginning to walk when they’re around one year old. If your child hasn’t reached a milestone yet, chances are they will likely make it up very soon. It’s quite common to see a couple of months’ difference in milestones from baby to baby.