Oliver’s 8 Month Update

Hi everyone,

Oliver turned 8 months last week so I thought it was time I did another update on how he is getting on.


Oliver is still on 3 meals a day and 4 bottles a day. He is definitely more interested in food now though that his milk and some days he will only have 3 bottles. His bottles are 6oz as he doesn’t seem to ever drink any more than this and according to the back of the milk box him having 4 x 6oz bottles is enough for his age.
The main thing that he eats is 7 months baby jars and I just tend to get any that are on offer. He also has the baby porridge again whatever is on offer. If we are having something for our tea that I think he can have (I know he can eat most things now!) then he will join in with us. This is usually things like tuna pasta and spaghetti Bolognese. I really do need to up my game on his food but I am a rubbish cook!

As for naps he is still have 2, 1-2 hour naps a day but now it is back to school time his afternoon nap is sometimes cut short as we have to go and pick up his brother and sister. He is going to bed at 6:00-6:30 and is mainly sleeping through but some night recently he has been waking around 9pm, I think this is because he has a cold and cough so hopefully once this has passed he will stop doing this.

Development wise he is still rolling all over and sitting totally unaided now, he has also started to lean right forward when he is sat up and he then end up on his front laid down. He is not able to get from laid down to sat up yet thought but I fully expect in the next few weeks to walk into his bedroom one morning to find him sat up in there!


As he loves noisy toys I decided to take him along to a local Music Bugs class. I really enjoyed it and think once he has been a few times Oliver will love it too. He really enjoyed the end part of the class when there was a bubble machine on and lots of different objects for him to see and touch. I am also going to start taking him swimming every week so that on the 2 days I have off work I will be doing something for just him as it feels at the moment he is just carted around doing what everyone else is doing and nothing is for him.
He now has 7 teeth. 3 at the bottom and 4 at the top. And just yesterday he started to mama which is so so cute, all though he does tend to do this when he is grumpy.

I also filmed a video for my YouTube channel which you can check out here:

Thank you for reading.

Hannah x

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27 thoughts on “Oliver’s 8 Month Update

  1. I always think these posts are such a brilliant reminder and I wish I’d been blogging when my two were babies so I could have such a concise record. Music classes are totally brilliant for littlies, it’s amazing how quickly they get to know the songs etc. Thanks for linking up with the #bigpinklink


    • Yeah I agree. I wish I had this record for my big 2! He’s already starting to recognise the songs and I have remembered some so I sing them at home to him too πŸ™‚ x


  2. Oh how I remember the feeding trials! I’m like you, not a great cook and I find planning 3 meals a day a right pain! Glad to hear he is doing so well and it’s a lovely idea to have a couple of classes just for him. x #SharingtheBlogLove


  3. I think this is such a lovely age – so many new things to enjoy! We love our music classes – the bubbles have always been my son’s favourite part too. We’re still doing them now and he’s two and a half! Thanks so much for joining us again at #SharingtheBlogLove


  4. What a cutie! I love a baby update post, so much changes every month! We do baby yoga and they have a bubble machine at the end of that and all the babies love it and try to catch the bubbles, it’s so cute! #KCACOLS #Sharingthebloglove


  5. A lovely update and it is a gorgeous age. Sounds like you’ve found a lovely class for you both to enjoy. Its amazing what they can learn from going to classes. Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove x


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