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HOW YOUR CHILD GROWS AT THE AGE OF 8-12 MONTHS

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MOVEMENT

  • Gets to sitting position without assistance (8-10 mos.)
  • Crawls forward on belly
  • Assumes hand and knee position
  • Creeps on hands and knees
  • Gets from sitting to crawling or prone (lying on stomach) position (10-12 mos.)
  • Pulls self up to standing position
  • Walks holding on to furniture
  • Stands momentarily without support
  • May walk two or three steps without support

HAND AND FINGER SKILLS

  • Uses pincer grasp (grasp using thumb and index finger) (7-10 mos.)
  • Bangs two one-inch cubes together
  • Puts objects into container (10-12 mos.)
  • Takes objects out of container (10-12 mos.)
  • Pokes with index finger
  • Tries to imitate scribbling

COGNITIVE

  • Explores objects in many different ways (shaking, banging, throwing, dropping) (8-10 mos.)
  • Finds hidden objects easily (10-12 mos.)
  • Looks at correct picture when image is named
  • Imitates gestures (9-12 mos.)

LANGUAGE MILESTONES

  • Responds to simple verbal requests
  • Responds to “no”
  • Makes simple gestures such as shaking head for no
  • Babbles with inflection (8-10 mos.)
  • Babbles “dada” and “mama” (8-10 mos.)
  • Says “dada” and “mama” for specific person (11-12 mos.)
  • Uses exclamations such as “oh-oh”

SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL

  • Shy or anxious with strangers (8-12 mos.)
  • Cries when mother or father leaves (8-12 mos.)
  • Enjoys imitating people in his play (10-12 mos.)
  • Shows specific preferences for certain people and toys (8-12 mos.)
  • Prefers mother and/or regular care provider over all others (8-12 mos.)
  • Repeats sounds or gestures for attention (10-12 mos.)
  • Finger-feeds himself (8-12 mos.)
  • Extends arm or leg to help when being dressed