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7 month old baby development

By the seventh month, your baby will begin to show signs of a budding independence that is only going to get stronger in the weeks ahead, here's what else you can expect:

The days when you could leave your baby in the middle of the floor and expect to find her in the same position five minutes later are coming to an end.

Twisting, rolling and probably crawling are high up on her agenda so don't be surprised if you find your little one determinedly crawling from one side of the room to the other.

It is by this age that your baby might begin testing your authority by refusing to follow your directions, such as repeatedly telling her that the telephone is not a toy.

This doesn't mean that she's disobedient, she's simply curious. The best tactic is to use a simple "no", then distract her.

Your baby now actively engages in hiding games and can remember favourite parts to songs you sing to her. She’s also able to recognise different tones and inflections and may burst into tears if you speak harshly.

Teething, if it hasn't already, will start being a common topic of conversation among parents as they begin to notice the onset of symptoms.

The average age for teething is five to six months, although it can start as early as three months or as late as 12 months.

It is about now that you can expect to see the two upper central incisors, then the two lateral incisors.

Don't be alarmed if your baby has gaps between some of her teeth; teeth often come through the gums at odd angles and any spaces commonly disappear after all 20 baby teeth have broken through.

Your baby at seven months

She should be able to:

  • Sit without support
  • Imitate speech sounds
  • Feed herself with a bread stick or other finger food
  • Razz (make a wet razzing sound)
  • Smile often when interacting with you

She will probably be able to:

  • Combine syllables into word-like sounds
  • Begin to crawl or lunge forward
  • Object if you take a toy away
  • Work to get one out of reach
  • Look for a dropped object
  • May jabber and combine syllables
  • Play peek-a-boo

She may possibly be able to:

  • Stand while holding onto someone or something
  • Wave goodbye
  • Bang objects together
  • Pass a cube or other object from one hand to the other
  • Get into a sitting position from her stomach
  • Walk holding onto furniture
  • Say "mama" and "dada" indiscriminately

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