Let’s be honest, when you heard the news that you are going to be a parent, you couldn’t help but jump with sheer excitement, happiness, and joy before getting ready to prepare your new child’s nursery.
An 8-month baby is very active and eager to explore new surroundings. He or she is becoming increasingly curious of the world around them and will start to comprehend what things are and how they work.
After nine months of waiting for your baby to arrive, it’s finally here! Caring for a newborn baby can be a daunting experience, especially for new parents, but it is also a rewarding and fulfilling experience that creates lifelong bonds between you and your child.
You’ve been caring for your baby for one whole month now – a time which has probably flown by faster than you realize. You’ve had to make many adjustments to your daily routine and are probably still adapting to the changes one must make when caring for a baby.
Your baby is now 2 months old. The first few months of your baby’s life in the outside world have probably been characterised by lots of sleeping (for them, not you…), feeding, and crying.
Now that your baby is 3-months old, you’ll start to notice some rapid development. By this stage, you’ve probably experienced your first smile, and your baby will be responding to different voices.
When your baby is 4 months old, they will crave social interaction in all forms – likely consisting of playtime, laughter, and plenty of baby conversations.
Reaching the 5-month mark is an exciting time for parents. Many doctors look for baby milestones by month four and six, so you will likely be noticing many changes in your baby at this point.
Your baby is now half a year old and, although it may only feel like yesterday since they arrived, has made some remarkable developmental progress in the past 6 months.