Your Baby, Week 32

Baby with blankieIt’s strange—your usually very sociable baby turns her face and cries when grandma comes near. She also seems suddenly scared around new people she meets.

This phenomenon, called stranger anxiety, is a result of your baby becoming more observant of her separate self, and her preference for her primary caregiver—that’s you, mama!

Comfort your baby if she’s upset and give her a little time and space to warm up to relatives and friends that she may not see on a daily basis. Great-aunt Edna might be offended, so explain it’s just a stage your baby’s going through.

How many zzzz's does my child need?

Everyone needs a good night’s sleep. Sleep helps us think more clearly and keeps us healthy. Find out how much sleep your child needs now and as she grows older.

Growth and development

A baby of this age rolls over easily from front to back and back to front, and bounces when supported to stand. What can you expect with your 8-month old baby?

Chubby baby?

With childhood obesity on the rise, should parents worry about the weight of their babies?