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Weaning hacks from mums who have been there! Worried about losing the baby weight? Can I afford to have a baby? Is it safe to fly during pregnancy? Your beautiful baby will be squealing, smiling, gurgling and generally delighting everyone around her. Her hands will be a constant source of fascination and she will also be playing for longer stretches of time during the day and, hopefully, staying asleep for longer during the night.
If you are not already, begin reading to her as this will help get your baby’s ear tuned to language. Choose board books with large, bright pictures and simple text, as well as books with material such as fur or felt to help stimulate her sense of touch. Vary the pitch of your voice to keep your baby stimulated and interested. Talking to your baby is also important. Narrate what you are doing in your everyday routine, for example, when changing the nappy or pointing out different foods in the supermarket. While she won’t be able to repeat these back, she will be storing them up in her ever-developing memory bank.
Her ability to interact is on the increase and by now she may respond to her face in the mirror or to the sound of your voice. By the time your baby is 8 months old, not only is she getting around, she’s also probably getting into everything! Babies are especially curious at this stage because they are becoming more aware of their environment. In this portion of WebMD’s month-by-month guide, discover what baby milestones you can expect your child to achieve by the time she’s 8 months old. Eighth Month Baby Milestones: Motor Skills Eight-month-olds are gaining a lot of new strength.