It would be easy to think that your new baby does little other than to sleep and feed all day, but if you watch her carefully, you will notice that she can actually do many things. Your baby started to develop skills while still in your womb. Most of her early skills are there to help her to survive.
At this age, much of your baby's day is spent sleeping or feeding, although, he is beginning to spend more and more time awake. During these waking times he is starting to take more notice of the world around him.
By four months your baby has begun to learn that she can have an effect on the world around her. She is starting to be aware that she can cause things to happen through her actions. This is an important milestone in your baby’s development.
Over the past 6 months your baby has learnt many things. Through looking, listening, touching and tasting, he has begun to understand more about his world. You will have noticed that as his skills have developed, the way in which he interacts with his environment has also changed.
Life for an 8 month old infant is one great adventure. Your baby is getting ready to move! Now that she can sit by herself, she has much greater independence. Her understanding of the world in which she lives has significantly increased by this age. She not only knows that she can make things happen through her actions but that she can use other people to get things that she wants.
Many changes have occurred in your baby's skills over the last few months. Most notably your baby is becoming much more active and is interacting more with his environment.