Calling all those of you with 8 month olds.....(16 Posts)
press buttons on a toy?
reach out for something?
object if a toy is taken away?
wave bye bye?
look from person to person to see what is going on?
turn pages of a book?
Is it also reasonable to expect a boy to be slower with their development? I have some concerns.
OK my DS is 14 months
'sometimes' waves bye bye - but not always, and only learned about 2 months ago
sort of turns pages of a book - not particularly well though
he only really started at toys being taken away a while back too
I feel the skills you are describing would be quite advanced for an 8 mo, so if your ds is not doing those below, i really wouldn't worry too much
for instance wave bye-bye is quite complex and usually appears around 12mo.
clap hands imitation around 9mo.
Main thing to bear in mind is that children do develop certain groups of skills at different times, they rarely seem to develop gross motor and fine motor exactly.
What are your concerns?
My main concern is his lack of interest in toys - cannot press buttons, etc and he just sits for ages "staring"
my DS1 was quite like that just used to sit and watch.........you wouldn't have thought it now though aged 4yrs! Into EVERYTHING
camilla - DS1 didn't crawl AT ALL, and only learned to roll over at 11 months , started cruising furniture at around 11 months - but didn't walk until he was nearly 18 months. (DS2 was crawling at 7 months and walking at 10 )
They're ALL different, so try not to worry too much
thanks Gwenick. He just seems very laid back and it worries me. Surely he should be more interested in toys?
If you're really worried about it go and see your HV.
But my DS1 really wasn't interested in toys - he was more interested in sitting and watching the world go by - he started nursery in September in his 'observation' got an incredibly high 'score' for his involvement level. Some children are just like that - they sit and absorb it all, and just are you really ARE starting panic they suddenly do it.
Is he rolling? leaning forward to grasp toy without falling over? Can he turn to look sideways to grasp at a toy on the floor?
Socially, throwing a hissy fit when thwarted is par for the course at his age! They also get quite clingy if I remember right, around now.
I agree with Gwenick, if you're at all concerned about him, go and see a HP. Some babies don't crawl at all. The worrying never stops does it?
He doesn't seem to notice if a toy is taken and it is hard to show him something.
Here is what my ds could do from your list at 8 months:
press buttons on a toy? Yes
reach out for something? Sometimes
object if a toy is taken away? No, he is placid. Still doesn't mind. Complement him on this skill, and you will have a toddler everyone wants.
clap hands? Not until nearer a year, and then only if my mum was here (!)
wave bye bye? No and still has to be reminded to wave when he says the words at nearly 2.
look from person to person to see what is going on? He looked wherever interested him, not from person to person
turn pages of a book? yes, board books.
He didn't crawl until 12 months and walked at 16 months. He also didn't use a sippy cup until his 1st birthday and could feed himself finger food at 13 months (which has got to be very late). He has totally caught up now, so please don't worry too much.
In answer to your list, this is what DD could do ... (she is 12 months old now)
press buttons on a toy? Not until about 10 months
reach out for something? Yes
object if a toy is taken away? Only really at about 10 months
clap hands? Yes
wave bye bye? No ... still doesn't at 12 months
look from person to person to see what is going on? Um, don't think so, she only seems to be doing that now ...
turn pages of a book? Not at 8 months, started doing that at around 10/11 months
DS was much quicker at all of this stuff and was crawling at 10 months and cruising furniture at 12 and walking at 14.
DD is making NO effort to crawl, she bumshuffles and is only just beginning (last week) to pull herself onto her knees when holding on to furniture. She is only just beginning to bear weight on her legs when we hold her in a standing position.
At 8 months she seemed really far behind all her little peers as they were all crawling and into everything and she just sat quietly and looked around her. She is making up for it now and has right temper and cheeky sense of humour.
I was worried but then we saw a paediatrician about something else (her skin) and he said, totally unprompted, how refreshing it was to see such a happy, healthy baby who was developing normally as he spends a lot of his time with children with problems. So I stopped worrying ....
All children develop at different rates, I think the mistake many of us make is comparing our babies with others of the same age and what the books tell us our babies should do.
If you are worried Camilla, take your little boy to the HV but I think it is more likely he is just doing things at his own pace ...
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