Child at 7 months (development calendar)
Every day you notice changes in the baby. This is not the tiny lump that you brought from the hospital. The baby has grown significantly and now manifests itself as a full member of the family. At 7 months the child communicates more, moves more, and eats and sleeps no longer as in the first half of the year.
For the seventh month the child grows up to 2 cm and collects about 600 grams, by the end of the month the weight of the kids is 7.5; 8.5 kg (± 1 kg), and the height of 66 – 70 cm (± 3 kg).
- Some children can already sit without support, learn to sit themselves.
- Some are already crawling at seven months old. While the baby is difficult to lift the body completely, so he crawls in a plastic way.
- Lying on the stomach, can lean on one handle, and the other to reach and grab a toy.
- Actively turns in different directions. The physical development of the baby is now completely focused on increasing his activity, so this is the time of the beginning of bruises and injuries. The motor activity of crumbs has increased, but the movements are not yet coordinated and awkward, while parents are still inclined to underestimate the baby’s capabilities, leaving him alone in the middle of the sofa or bed. Children in seconds can roll from one end of the sofa to another, for this reason do not leave them alone.
- A child at 7 months old knows how to keep the bottle and raise it if it falls.
- In the crib, can stand on his knees or completely on the legs, holding on to the railing.
- With support for the armpits – walking.
- The child at 7 months is using hands more confidently: he shifts the toy from one hand to the other, turns it in his hands.
- He picks up and throws the toy again. He strikes it against the table, pulls it in his mouth, looks at it.
- Can put small objects in large objects.
- Hearing and sight are already fully formed. The child reacts by turning the head even to soft sounds. But do not teach the baby to sleep in complete silence, allow a small sound background (TV or radio), otherwise in the future the child will begin to wake up from minor sounds.
- At many children in seven months there were already first teeth, but if they are not present – do not experience, till a year quietly wait for their occurrence. A significant role in the timing of teething plays heredity, if the parents have teeth appeared in 9 months, then the child is likely to be as well. Some children grow several teeth at once.
- Do not ignore the fear of the kid in front of other people. Do not leave the child alone with them. The crumb does not yet understand whether they are good or bad, for him everything unfamiliar is dangerous. Try to take the baby in the hands of strangers and keep a distance in communication, until you notice that the child himself is interested or is drawn to a new person.
- Teach your child to crawl; this is a necessary and very important stage, which precedes the upright. At first, the manner of moving in all children is different: someone creeps in a plastic way, someone; booty ahead, some; as a caterpillar. Only later the child will learn the technique of cross-crawling, when the leg and hand move from the opposite sides simultaneously. The most difficult for the baby is to tear off the tummy from the floor and synchronize movements. Therefore, create the conditions for the child to learn: comfortable clothes, free space, exercises and achievable goals in the form of toys.
Your seven-month-old kid learns, seemingly previously inaccessible to him, and more and more surprises you. Many mothers, stuck in the previous months, do not dare to deal with a crumb of something new, continuing to just feed, lull and shake a rattle. Be careful not to underestimate the child, your baby is looking for communication with you and ready for a new life.