At 7 months, baby will enjoy plenty of playing and laughing and you will see their little personality develop which may give you a glimpse into what they may be like as they get older. Sleep If baby hasn’t previously, then hopefully they will start sleeping through the night soon as they are less reliant on night feeds as they are beginning to eat a little more solid food.
Although if your baby starts to cut a tooth, this may disrupt their sleeping, so look out for red cheeks and sore gums. Communication Your 7-month-old may have a favourite song they love you to sing, and when you finish, they will want you to sing it again, and again, and yes again.
At this age, repetition is something your little one craves as they love predictability, it helps them understand the world better.
You may find also that baby can now clap, so this can be encouraged while you’re singing their favourite song, let’s just hope you have similar tastes in music. Movement Baby may be on the move already or just starting to scoot or roll, it really does vary with each baby.
Try and encourage movement by placing a toy slightly out of their reach and see how they move to retrieve it.
They will also enjoy rattles and other toys that make a noise when they shake them and they will also like passing a toy to you, as long as you give it back that is.
Their legs should also be strong enough to hold themselves up, while supported at the moment, but it might not be long until your little baby is on the move and coasting around the furniture. Feeding How is the weaning going?
Your baby may be quite independent and enjoy trying to feed themselves, or you may find they prefer being fed, either way trying lots of different foods is great fun and seeing their reaction to new foods can be hilarious.
From 6 months you can introduce cooled, boiled water to your baby’s diet and this can be in a beaker or sippy cup, try and encourage them to use it themselves as this will help their motor skills and coordination. You – 7 Months Post-Partum Are you starting to think about going back to work or have you decided to take some more time off to enjoy baby while they’re young?
If you are going back to work then it might be worth getting in contact with them around now to see if you can arrange some Keeping In Touch (KIT) days to ease you back in slowly, this can also help increase your confidence around going back to work after a long time off.