Baby Week 33: Babies who are 8 months and can support their weight and stand alone, can look for voice recognition, hear your voice and turn to you, and start looking for dropped items. Baby’s new mobility means they are entering a level of potential tripping and falling, which is an inevitable part of their childhood growth. While your motherly heart may occasionally pause a beat or two, you’ll still be happy to watch your baby explore their surroundings and discover their own limits.

Milestone: Week 33
During week 1 of being 8 months old, babies will be able to:

  • Grab your own small biscuits.
  • Grab small things with your fingers and pick them up with your own fist power (please keep all dangerous items out of reach of your baby)
  • Listen to the position and turn to the direction where the sound is emitted,
  • Look for dropped items with their eyes

How to take care of your 8 month old baby – Week 33

Protecting the baby is mother’s first instinct, which is very natural.However, providing enough space for your baby to grow and learn is the best way to raise your baby and will help your baby learn independently, which doesn’t mean you leave your baby alone.Instead, you can create a safe environment for your baby. The trick to do this is to squat down and look around at the height of the baby, imagine everything that may harm the baby, dangerous things or scenes, find solutions or improvements, such as moving fragile items to places your baby can’t touch, or lock dangerous items in the cupboard.

Health information for your 8 month old baby – Week 33

You may not have an appointment for a doctor in the near future, but if there is an emergency, you can contact your doctor immediately.

  • If you think your baby is not developing properly, write down any signs of concern and discuss with your doctor.
  • You may also want to consult a specialist or a pediatrician with a language specialist about the development of infants and young children.
  • Believe in your intuition as a mother, sometimes stunting is not serious.Some babies take a little more time to catch up with other babies.

The needs and development of your 8 month old baby – Week 33

Here are some things you should know:


Baby will move as much as possible, possibly by wigging (on the stomach pushing himself forward), crawling, or by moving his ass.You can also use one hand behind your back and one foot in front of you to push yourself.

Crawling against the stomach is the first effective way for your baby to try to act independently.In general, babies learn to hold things with their hands and then learn to kneel on their knees.Later, baby will learn how to move forward and backward by pushing the knee.

Through various forms of crawling, it strengthens baby’s muscles and helps baby learn to walk quickly.Whichever mobile mode you use, it’s fun to watch your baby try to solve the problem.


Baby may be able to hold or stand up with furniture.In fact, if the baby is placed next to the couch, they may naturally find a way to grab the couch and get themselves up, although it may take a long time at first to get up successfully.

At this stage, some mom and dad often put their baby on a ladder, touching things that their baby normally cannot touch, such as a hot stove or a bleach bottle.Once you’ve tried the convenience of walking cars, some babies will refuse to be placed on the ground again.Any movement done on their own on the ground will help them learn to walk, give the baby the opportunity to try to crawl, learn to hold things up and move, all of which are necessary to guide them to walk.

Safety First

The new ability to move also means more chances for your baby to collide and fall more easily.At this stage, roll up the curtains, wires, or things that your baby shouldn’t even be touching. Upholster tables with four sharp corners, lock the toilet seat, clear detergent and remove reachable drugs, cover the electrical outlet, and put a fence on the stairs to stop your baby from climbing or to prevent the baby from rolling down.

Infant Slow Development

Some babies seem to learn to sit, crawl, walk, or talk a little later, and these may be signs of slow development.However, stunting may not be the same as Developmental disorder.Most babies will soon catch up with their own progress and naturally correct it. Premature babies tend to delay their development when compared to other births born in full months.However, when they grow up, their height and weight will be as normal as adults.

Although the baby will generally develop the same skills at the same stage, but each baby’s development process, or because of their own conditions, and differences occur, each child is different, have their own growth rate. Some babies develop motor skills earlier, such as learning to sit earlier, while some babies can quickly acquire more sophisticated motor skills, such as grabbing small things with their fingers.

Some babies are slow to develop their ability to walk but are sensitive to sound and can quickly recognize sound. Most importantly, babies have the ability to continuously develop psychological and physical skills, just give them time. However, you should pay careful attention to your child’s progress in language learning.Delay in language learning may be due to lack of communication with adults or hearing problems.Spina bifida and Autism are rare causes.

If you think your baby has a slight delay, you should first figure out the schedule of normal development conditions and look for warnings about language learning and physical retardation. Then you may be able to seek an expert as early as possible. Helps to assess baby’s developmental, hearing and visual abilities.

Reminder for parents of 8 month old babies – Week 33

Here are some things you might be interested in:

Organize a messy house

If your baby crawls around and pulls away everything they can touch, it can turn the house into a whole mess if you don’t tiny up immediately. Don’t worry too much, here are some ways for you:

  • Focus on keeping your baby safe: Before you let your baby climb around or explore the house, find a way to keep the environment safe.
  • Limiting the range of chaos: Try to limit the mess to one or two rooms or areas of the home, which may mean forcing or limiting the baby to move freely in their own room to destroy. Or in the kitchen, living room or living room, wherever you and your baby spend the most time.
  • Rerestrain yourself: do not follow the baby to pack, which instead deprives the baby of the pleasure of wanting to explore and instead, discourages them. Let your baby know that it’s not right and unacceptable.
  • Repeatedly teach your baby to stay tidy over and over again: You don’t have to keep it all the time, instead, teach your baby to hold some toys with you and put it back in place before the end of each playtime.Keep encouraging you baby to tidy up, repeat the importance of keeping tidy, even if the baby doesn’t seem to understand what you’re saying.
  • Keep your baby free to explore the chaos they create: don’t let your baby think it’s unhealthy and unnatural. You can be a teacher, guide your baby’s curiosity, instead of judging. Prescribe rules, and penalties to limit them.
  • If you can’t control the chaos, at least don’t acquiesce to join or expand the chaos: losing a campaign doesn’t mean you’ve lost all, don’t give up. Don’t decide success or failure because of a battle, you can learn to let these chaos exist for a while and learn to ignore it. You may not be able to save the damage caused by a hurricane, but try to find a safe place to stay calm in the storm.It can be your bedroom, study or living room.Don’t let your baby play in these places, so at least at the end of each day, you’ll have a fun nest of your own.
  • Play with peace of mind: Always think and deal with factors that may pose a threat to security.If your baby spills juice, or pour the puppy’s water bowl, wipe it immediately.Pick up dropped paper and magazines at any time and remove toys from the aisle, especially those with wheels, always keep the aisle open.

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