The daily routine of babies at 8 months


  1. Feeding
  2. Sleep
  3. Hygiene
  4. Walks
  5. Gymnastics and massage

At 8 months, a turning point in the life of the baby. In that As he ages, he begins to stay awake and sleep less.


During this period, new foods are introduced to the baby. To them include soup and meat. As for meat, you need to choose low-fat varieties. Among them: turkey, chicken, rabbit meat. Better give them not in pure form, but as part of vegetable puree. Also need give clean drinking water or special baby tea.

Soups are cooked in vegetable broth from the ones already tested by the child products. You can add 1 chicken yolk or finely crumbled meat. It must be remembered that one day you can give either meat or yolk. Combining these products is not worth it.

Eating a baby at the age of 8 months remains five times a day. The interval between meals is 4 hours.


During this period, the baby sleeps per day for 14-15 hours. About 10 hours accounts for a night’s sleep. Usually it lasts without a break, but babies can wake mom in the middle of the night. Happy baby sleeps two times for 2-2.5 hours.


In the morning you must do the following hygiene procedures:

  • wash the face of the child;
  • comb hair;
  • brush your teeth with a special brush without toothpaste;
  • to clean the baby’s ears and nose.

It is worth continuing the ritual of daily bathing for the baby. Need to bathe in an adult bath with a special rug. Do not pour a lot of water and follow the movements of the child. For a child, bathing should turn into a fun procedure, so you can and should use special bath toys.


You need to bathe your baby in the evening, an hour before bedtime. Water treatments should last about 20 minutes.


Walk at 8 monthsWalks need to be done as before schedule, namely: twice a day for 2–2.5 hours.

If this is not possible, then you need to walk at least once a day. And during daytime sleep, open the window in the room a child.

In the warmer months, you can take longer walks, and in cold is worth a little time for walking.

Gymnastics and massage

Starting this month, you should pay more attention physical activity. You need to do all the same exercises as in 7 months. You can also add circular movements with the handles and legs.

In addition to gymnastics, it is worth remembering about massage. You need to regularly massage your chest, back, buttocks, legs and arms baby. You should start with stroking, then you need to grind and touch the skin a little. When breast massage you need to do vibrational movements. Complete the massage procedure stroking.

There are several recommendations that should be followed. stick during gymnastics procedures and massage.

  1. Exercise and massage should be done for at least half an hour.
  2. You need to talk with the baby and smile at him. This is done for in order to evoke positive emotions and associations with the child massage and gymnastics.
  3. Before you start, you need to ventilate the room.
  4. The kid at this age is very active. Try to do the procedure is neat.

In any case, do not strictly follow submitted schedule. Need to look closely at reactions and feelings of the baby.

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