8 months old

You’ve come a long way since those first gurgling sounds and spastic movements, as your little one is now a curious, adventurous, almost-on-the-move baby. The developmental and lifestyle changes have been monumental over the past eight months, and we’re sure you have even more questions as your baby starts preparing for toddlerhood.

Baby’s Health + Well-Being

You’re a pro at navigating doctor’s appointments, spotting cold symptoms and quickly performing one-handed diaper changes, but how do you keep your fast-developing child happy and safe? Here are some things you might be concerned about this month:

Feeding + Nutrition

Breastfeeding problems ironed out? Check. Bottle-feeding down pat? Check. Introducing solid foods? Check. On to the next development in your child’s feeding habits:

Sleep Solutions

Wasn’t it only yesterday that your little one was up every two hours? You’ve been through a lot of sleep changes in such a short amount of time, and although you might be getting more shut eye these days, there are certainly new hurdles to jump:

Mom’s Health + Well-Being

Whether you’re back at work or home with your baby, the never-ending routine of parenting can seem a bit lonely at times – especially if your pre-baby friends are still living your very different pre-baby lifestyle. Whether you want to revive your old relationships or look for new mom-centered ones, here’s what you need to know:

Development and Milestones

Your baby has gone from absorbing his surroundings to actively engaging in it, with new laughs and discoveries every day. It’s a fascinating time to watch your baby’s personality and awareness develop, and there are certain activities you can do to encourage your baby’s natural curiosities:

  • Development: What you might expect to see this month
  • Playtime: Activities and tips to foster your baby’s development

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19 thoughts on “Newborn Care: An introduction to your newborn baby’s health

  1. Maribel Riel says:

    Since its my first baby i want to learn more. Your site is a good help for a first time mom like me. Thanks

  2. pavani says:

    thanks for providing information

  3. nancy inyene bassey says:

    My baby has cough and cattarh.

  4. kamakshi says:

    my baby has cough and cold tele me home medicine

  5. Faith victor says:

    This site is very informative. I appreciate it. Thank

  6. Chitra kohli says:


  7. damsel says:

    my baby is 10 month she’s vomiting & her stool is white & watery.is it symptom of teeting?

  8. Eme says:

    am so afraid i could be pregnant four months after birth,though i have not seen my period and my husband came into me today.cos i allowed it. Could i be pregnant?

  9. JJ says:

    Hi i dont knw much bt the stools being white cud b something to do with liver of baby bt only if its like chalk white bt hope its not that id take my lo to docters just to make sure cuz the colour of stool is a big concern and the vomiting ofcause bt hope baby gets better

  10. Mythily says:

    I was just gonna buy a pair of shoes for my 11 months old and lucky that i got to read this. Very helpful, thanks.

  11. bimal says:

    my baby is seven month old but can not sit up now what problem

  12. de dun says:

    My 6 month old is teething,she has cold and cattarh and hasn’t bn feeding well
    Am really worried

  13. madhumita rath says:

    my baby has cough &cold problem plz suggest me how to protect

  14. Tberry says:

    More enlightment on two month old baby.

  15. selamawit says:

    really good guide lines for all first time mom like me. thanks!

  16. My baby 4months and two weeks, he can roll over, pulling up, but he can’t sit without support. He can grab things and try to put in the mouth. He can only smile but not laughing, he blow bubbles a lot, yet he doesn’t recognize her name

  17. carol says:

    am a working lady and i breast feed my baby only at night but he has not yet seated yet he’s now 5 months ,what could be the problem?

  18. miriam says:

    My 4 months old baby is very active. feeds only on breast milk. Could d breast milk be the cause?

  19. jess says:

    Are you bottle or breast feeding?

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