8 Month Old Milestones

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Month 8

Month 8

“I’m 8 months old, and love to play”


Oh hi there! Mirrors are my new favorite toy

I know if you are smiling at me and it makess me joyful

Hide and seek games are starting - I can find partially hidden objects

I'm still exploring the world with my hands and mouth

Still learning to get objects that are out of my reach


Act early by talking to your child’s doctor if your child


Does not laugh or make squealing sounds
Does not actively reach for objects
Does not try to attract attention through actions


Doesn't follow objects with both eyes at near (1 foot/30cm)and far (6 feet/180 cm) ranges

Does not bear some weight on legs

Does not babble

Shows no interest in games of peekaboo


Source: Developmental milestones: 7 months. Available at:

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