Exploration is the name of the game at this age, and you’ll be surprised just how far your once immobile little one can get in just a few seconds. If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to baby proof your home to ensure she’s safe as she circumnavigates.
Investigating objects is of primary concern to a curious 8-month old. She may pick up toys or other small objects and gum them in her mouth to test out how they feel. Shaking a toy or banging it on the wall or the floor is great fun too. She’s just starting to learn about cause and effect so don’t be surprised if you find yourself behaving like a jack-in-the-box picking up toys she happily throws out of her buggy over and over and over again. Indulge her if you can. She’s watching, learning and deriving great pleasure from the experience.