Learn everything you need to know about your 7 month old baby. Track important developments and milestones such as talking, walking, growth, memory & more.
The seventh month is full of action of all kinds. Babies who have been rolling over start to sit; experienced sitters might start to crawl; and the babies who are comfortable with crawling might start to pull up on furniture. But don't expect your baby to hit any of these physical milestones just when you think they should. Your little one is developing so quickly and absorbing so much information that to get a handle on it all, she might choose to focus on just one thing at a time. So an infant who's honing her verbal skills with constant babbling might be less inclined to pursue large motor skills such as creeping. Simlarly, a baby who's working on pulling up might not talk much these days. Those fits and starts in development are completely normal. Trust that your baby is going at her own pace and that eventually all these skills will come together in a complete package known as "the toddler."
Your baby's social development will take a large leap ahead in the seventh month too. She delights in spending time with friends and family members -- even as her separation anxiety means she'll probably shy away from strangers -- and she's starting to check out other babies with keen interest, including her own reflection in a mirror. Now she's aware that she's the life of the party, and not only does she respond to all your antics with giggles and squeals, but she'll try to produce laughter by teasing and acting silly. It's a great time to have fun with your baby. Enjoy!
As your little one starts moving around more on her own, whether she's rolling, crawling, pulling up, or even cruising, she's in a better position to get into trouble around the house. Don't wait for her to master a skill that could put her in danger; babyproof now. Some safety tips to think about:
Another worry these days: choking hazards. While learning infant CPR will help you feel confident to handle choking, you should make every effort to avoid foods that can be hard to chew and swallow, including raw vegetables such as carrots and apples, nuts, grapes, popcorn, olives, hard candies, sticky fruit snacks, and hot dogs. Serve soft foods and cut everything into bits no bigger than the tip of your baby's pinkie.
As your baby enters this intense period of development, she's mastering new physical and intellectual skills every day -- unless she's not. Some babies just tackle new things at a slower pace, but to a new mom, that can be worrisome. As you look around at other babies her age and think, "My baby doesn't do that," you might wonder if your baby is developmentally delayed. If you're concerned, talk to your pediatrician, but be prepared that the best strategy might just be to wait and see. In the meantime, follow these stay-sane tips:
By allowing your baby to move around on the floor you are helping him increase his physical development.Read More