Baby's 8th month

Your baby's 32nd week

Your little one has developed his own manner of expressing his needs. Expect his repertoire to grow steadily as he adds gestures to the mix. For example, he may hold his arms above his head in an attempt to ask you to pick him up. You’ll notice these new efforts quite quickly. Help limit possible frustrations by interpreting them for other caregivers who may not spend the same amount of time with him.

You may find yourself wondering why he seems to "act up" when you’re around while other caregivers report that he’s a joy to care for. He may be young, but you can be sure that he’s already figuring out how to manipulate Mom and Dad. He’s attempting to test limits. He’ll take note of how far he can go before you give in to his requests. Take charge of the situation now by setting limits. Be sure your requests are age appropriate, but remember that it’s not too early to learn that dinner goes in the mouth, not on the floor or in his hair.

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