Spear is 8 Months Old

Spear turned 8 months old on August 1st.  I use What to Expect the First Year to see where he’s at in his milestones and development and I purchased his monthly stickers here 🙂

At 8 months old Spear is doing everything a baby his age should be able to do including:

  • bear some weight on legs when held upright
  • feed self a cracker (we haven’t given him a cracker but solids count)
  • take with fingers an object and pick it up in fist
  • turn in the direction of a voice
  • look for a dropped object

Spear is also doing everything a baby his age will probably be able to do including:

  • pass a cube or other object from one hand to the other
  • stand holding on to someone or something
  • object if you try to take a toy away
  • work to get a toy that’s out of reach
  • play peekaboo
  • get into a sitting position from stomach (YAY!)

Spear is doing some of the things an 8 month old may possibly be able to do including:

  • creep or crawl (yay!)
  • pick up tiny object with any part of thumb and finger

He cannot yet:

  • pull up to standing position from sitting
  • say “mama” or “dada” indiscriminately

A real life look at taking the “cute monthly photos”

Spear is not quite doing any of the things that a baby his age may even be able to do including:

  • play patty-cake (clap hands) or wave bye-bye (he’s close!)
  • walk holding onto furniture
  • stand alone momentarily
  • understand “no” (but not always obey it)

Sibling Comparisons:




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