Camden’s 7-8 Thirty day period Update + Plan



I cannot think Cam is 8 months! Time flies even more rapidly with child #2. Wasn’t he just born?! I imagine the very best portion about it all, I know this and I’m soaking in all the time with him. I seriously attempt to be as current as attainable when we nurse. Following he’s performed nursing, I’ll burp him and we’ll just hold in the rocking chair. We’ll laugh, and I’ll give him a 100 kisses. Seeing individuals cheeks up near and smelling his neck is just the Ideal. Mike and I notify each other day to day how terrific Cam is. I feel it’s a mix of not being aware of what to anticipate getting another child and the way they’d make us sense, but also I actually do assume Cam is the Greatest. He’s literally smiling all working day very long. He loves to participate in, he’s so observant, and so cuddly. 

New at 8 Months

At 7 months Cam begun to snooze on his tummy! He originally struggled with only being able to flip to his tummy and not again, but he’s considerably additional snug on his stomach now and basically prefers it to rest. He sits! This is this sort of a match changer. He has more independence and so do his dad and mom, lol. He’ll sit and enjoy with toys for a great chunk of time. His awake time is 3hrs which helps make our routine so considerably greater and adaptable. We can actually get out of the house, lol. He’s also at a really great age that if he doesn’t snooze long when we’re on the go, he can nonetheless rally and be wonderful. He knows his title when you phone him, he can access out to you when you put your arms out to him, and he’s obtaining his two front bottom tooth! He’s been a drooly mess lately and a tiny a lot more whiny and clingy toward mom, but other than that he’s been a delighted boy by reducing teeth. Oh also, so considerably hair! Small man’s hair is acquiring thicker by the day, yay!


For the duration of thirty day period 7 Camden would be hit or miss with for a longer period naps, so we’d have to throw in a catnap prior to bed from time to time. But, we’re presently doing a shorter nap in the morning (1 hour) and a longer nap in the afternoon (2 several hours). We are formally down to 2 naps! Just after our trip to California in June we began to strain considerably less about naps in common. Just due to the fact we were being on the go and had to be versatile with his sleep.  Now at 8 months it finally feels like existence does not revolve all around naps. We’re capable to do far more and if we’re out in the morning and he only receives a small nap in the motor vehicle, we know he’ll snooze for his afternoon nap at house. He can cope with himself considerably far better with a lot less slumber if we have to have him too if that will make perception.    


We didn’t have the biggest start with solids. Following my final update, we basically stopped seeking and gave it a rest for a very good month. He just was not interested, stored spitting out the foods or crying. We were being meant to go see our pediatrician, but we were being in the center of getting a new doc, so we did not get a opportunity to go in. Cam a short while ago began taking in some purees, so I come to feel like wasn’t completely ready. This is all incredibly new-to-me considering that Harper ate correct away and we did BLW. We just started off giving him some purees, so we’ll see how this goes. Crossing my fingers it was a all set thing versus a little something being improper or allergies. 

Because we have not been undertaking solids, I stored his 5 nursing periods relatively than going down to 4. We’re continue to solely nursing, which I really don’t intellect. There’s sufficient time involving feedings now that I can get out and do things and I really don’t really feel as trapped. 

Awake Time

8 months is these types of a fun age! Cam is sitting by himself, though we usually have pillows or his boppy close to him in scenario he falls or if we walk absent from him. He can sit with a bin of toys and entertain himself for rather a when. He enjoys to participate in with his sister. Nearly anything she does will entertain him. He cruises all over in his walker. Harper will experience her indoor wood bicycle and they’ll play a video game of chase though he’s in his walker, it is the cutest! We adore to go on relatives walks. He’s presently finding used to the swing at the park. He’s on his tummy fairly a little bit, but he has not pulled his knees up however to start out the method of crawling… which if I’m getting genuine, is a blessing lol. 

We are doing 3-3+ hrs of awake time! I sense like that’s these types of a milestone. There is so a great deal additional time to do factors.


We are doing the identical bedtime plan as often. Lately, he’s been whining in his crib just before he falls asleep, which is a new point. I’m wanting to know if he requirements to be awake a little more time before mattress to assistance with this. Minimal man is however sleeping through the night. 

He flipped to his tummy someday during month 7, so we formally have a tummy sleeper. This has been large for his flat head. I would say his head shape general has changed significantly, which we’re so joyful about. 

Eczema Update

Camden’s eczema is doing Much much better. I do consider the worst is driving us and still truly hoping he will grow out of it. We are continue to employing the concoction our Derm recommended us (read through a lot more about that below), but really sparingly with flare ups. We are bathing just about every other day and making use of aquaphor every day. So, so thankful we obtained this beneath manage. 

Favorites at 8 Months

Joovy Spoon Walker – This is Harper’s outdated walker. We beloved it with her and are loving it with Cam. It is a wonderful way to have him vertical with no just one of us generally holding him. He hangs in this mostly for the duration of evening meal. Acquiring his toys propped on the tray has seriously assisted his hand eye coordination. He’s formally jamming in this. PT said to make sure he has time just standing stationary it in, so we invest doing that as well.

Toddlekind Flooring Mat (colour: clay) – We put the added mats we had upstairs in the perform home wherever Cam does a good deal of his tummy time. Now that he’s more cell, the mats have been wonderful!

The Sincere Corporation Diaper Rash Cream – Right when Cam’s eczema was tremendous inflamed he also experienced severe diaper rash. Like the even worse I’ve ever noticed. Did some analysis, and this diaper rash arrived really suggested. It took about 5 times, but his diaper rash cleared up. We’ve been applying it ever since and he’s had the cleanest tush!

Halo Swaddle – This is the slumber sack we transitioned to. I like that it has sleeves and that it is the most identical to the Merlin (in hopes for a easy changeover).

Boppy Nursing Pillow for Sitting down – I haven’t made use of this for nursing considering that right after the initially few of months of Camden currently being born, but we lately pulled it out to aid with Cam’s sitting. He’s sitting down on his individual, but it is the fantastic shaped pillow to support if he does tumble backwards.

Amazon Muslin Bibs – Cam’s a big drooler, so the cute bibs we have from H&M weren’t chopping it. We’re even now applying our white muslin types we enjoy for nursing and at property, but I wished to locate something cuter in neutral hues. I located these and they’re rather substantial. The come in a pack, so I just donated the shades I didn’t love.

Rey to Z Baseball Caps – Totally appreciate these very little hats! You can get them with any letter or you can do them without having. We have the Toddler sizing for Cam and they in shape truly properly.

Mushi Teether – This is Cam’s most chosen teether proper now.

8 Thirty day period Schedule

6:30am – wakes and performs in crib
7:00 am – seize him, change, and nurse
7:30am – awake time, go for a walk, participate in. 
9:30 – Nap 1 (1 hour)

10:30 am – wake and nurse
11:00 am – participate in, solids
1:15pm – Nurse
1:30pm – Nap 2 (2 several hours)

3:30pm – wake and nurse
4:00pm – awake time, perform
6:30/7pm – nurse, bedtime

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