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What’s It Like To Be Eight Months Old?

Author GreatDad Writers
Submitted 05-11-2007

How I move:

  • I crawl backward and forward on my stomach.
  • I may pull myself up. First, I have to hold on to something. Maybe I’ll
    hold on to a piece of furniture. Getting back down is not so easy!
  • I can stand up. But I have to lean against something.
  • I can reach for objects and pick them up with my fingers. Make sure I
    don’t swallow them! I could choke.
  • I can hold on to a toy for several minutes.

How I talk:

  • I recognize some words. When I hear them, I turn and listen.
  • I may make some double sounds. I may say sounds such as “da-da,”“ma-ma” and “bye-bye.”

How I think and understand:

  • I want to learn. I want to explore.
  • I remember some things.
  • I have feelings.
  • New experiences may scare me. New people may scare me.
  • I might get upset if you leave the room, even for a short time.
  • When you come back, I feel happy.
  • I may get upset sometimes when I cannot reach something.

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