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Baby's Development: Seventh Month

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Posted on: September 25th, 2017by Ivana Stamenkovic

Your Baby’s Appearance at Seventh Month of Life

Your seven-month-old baby may have some teeth by now - probably the two bottom middle teeth, and maybe even the two top middle teeth. But don't be alarmed if she still doesn't have any teeth. Some babies don't start teething until they are more than one year old. Don't worry if you see gaps between some of your baby's teeth. Teeth break through the gums at odd angles, and once all 20 'baby' teeth break through - the gaps will disappear.

Your Baby’s Growth at Seventh Month of Life

By this month, your baby has probably outgrown her bathtub. You may think whether you want to buy a bigger bathtub, a bathing ring or you want to bath your baby directly in a tub.

Your Baby’s Motor Skills at Seventh Month of Life

It's possible that your baby still isn't quite mobile, but she'll be very soon. That's why it's very important that you make sure that all the areas where your baby can crawl are baby-proofed. Some babies roll, others crawl, but most of them combine different ways of moving around. Place some toys out of your baby's reach and encourage her to move towards them. Playing with your baby is so much easier now when she can sit unsupported and pick up toys all by herself. Her fine motor skills are improving - she can pick up objects between her thumb and finger, and she can easily transfer them from one hand to the other.

Your Baby’s Senses at Seventh Month of Life

By this time, your baby has developed a full color vision, and her ability to follow moving objects improves. Her hearing is improving, too. Speak to her from a different room - even though she can't see you, once she hears your voice she'll know you're there. You'll also notice how your baby explores herself - at this age, she'll put her feet in her mouth.

Your Baby’s Sleeping at Seventh Month of Life

If you've moved your baby into the separate room, she may start to feel a little anxious at night. A regular bedtime routine can provide the support she needs. Show your baby that her sleeping area is a pleasant place where she should feel comfortable and relaxed. You may spend some more time cuddling and snuggling with her. Read her a bedtime story, and play mellow music before you put her in the crib. There are several reasons why sleep regression can happen - your baby might be feeling pain (because of teething) or extra hungry (because of a growth spurt) and she might wake just to practice her newly developed skills (sitting, crawling, standing). And, sometimes, she might just miss her mom and dad.

Your Baby’s Eating at Seventh Month of Life

By this time, you have introduced solid foods to your baby. It'd be a good idea to push your baby's high chair up to the dining table, to include her into the family mealtimes. Introduce new textures to your baby - offer her mashed food instead of just pureed fruits and vegetables. Not only she'll discover new textures, but she'll learn how to chew, as well. And don't forget to watch for signs of an allergy (diarrhea, vomiting, rash) each time you introduce a new food to your baby. Introduce each new food one at a time, and wait for a few days before offering something else your baby still hasn't tried.

Your Baby’s Communication at Seventh Month of Life

Your baby may not know what each word means, but she certainly knows how to express her emotions with a variety of facial expressions. And she knows how to read your emotions, too. Try talking to her with different tones of your voice and change the expression on your face, and you'll see how she'll react. She may respond when you call her name (with turning towards you) or when you say 'no' to her (she might stop what she was doing), but don't expect that she'll listen to your commands every time. You'll notice that she enjoys not just babbling, but blowing bubbles and raspberries, as well.

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