8 months old development

(9 Posts)
Somethingpink Mon 07-Jul-14 22:02:11

Can anyone please tel me if my dd is reaching her milestones.
She has just turned 8 months old.

She can sit unaided, clap, roll from room to room, run in baby walker, say mam mam and dad dad,blow kisses, sort of dance and bum shuffle backwards.

She very rarely laughs (only for siblings), cannot crawl or pull herself up with furniture.

I'm guessing it's just because iv seen other babies her age doing this stuff so I'm thinking she's not up to speed and there's a big age gap between her and siblings so I cannot quite remember the milestones she should be reaching.

ShadowFall Tue 08-Jul-14 00:01:41

DS2is 9 months and has only started crawling properly and pulling to standing within the last 2 - 3 weeks.

According to our health visitor, this is the age when they usually start that I find of thing, so not crawling at 8 months doesn't sound too worrying, particularly as she's rolling and sitting unaided.

Somethingpink Wed 09-Jul-14 19:42:26

Thankyou so much for replying it has put my mind at ease.

Lepaskilf Wed 09-Jul-14 20:12:34

My dd is 9 months next week. She started crawling properly yesterday and can pull herself to nearly standing. She can also wave and clap.

She can't blow kisses, roll from front to back, and has never had a walker so wouldn't know how to use one..... So there are different things both of our children can do, but they are both developing normally x

WineSpider Wed 09-Jul-14 20:25:05

Gosh now I am worried! From your list my nearly 9 month old DD...

Can - sit unaided, laugh, say da da (as a random noise not at her dad), roll (but chooses to do so rarely)

Can't - wave, clap, say ma ma, crawl, pull herself up, blow kisses, dance, bum shuffle

So I would say your baby is doing great. Looks like mine has a way to go!

Lepaskilf Wed 09-Jul-14 20:36:21

Don't worry winespider. These types of threads always cause worry. There is a massive range of what is within normal development x

Mrsgrumble Wed 09-Jul-14 20:37:48

I have a ten month old that doesn't crawl. Don't use a walker either. They will go at their own pace.

JiltedJohnsJulie Thu 10-Jul-14 13:26:42

My pfb couldn't crawl or pull himself up at this age. Enjoy it while they are still immobile grin

geekaMaxima Thu 10-Jul-14 13:35:56

I found this chart from the WHO useful for the major milestones - it makes it really clear how huge the age range is for each one. OP - your lo is totally normal smile

It's only for gross motor milestones, but that's partly because fine motor and social milestones are even more variable.

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