Baby at 7 months

Usually, parents, eagerly waiting for each new month of the child, use the beginning of the next six months until the age of 1 year as an occasion for celebration. There may be a logical justification for this practice, since in the seventh month the child has many new excitements and skills to learn.

Medical examinations

There is another scheduled check-up with the doctor, who may schedule a visit to other specialists (ophthalmologist, neurologist, cardiologist, etc.).

In addition, he will again carefully monitor the child’s physical development in accordance with age norms. He will ask you a few questions regarding this: how does the child react when meeting other people, excited about his toys, etc. It is possible to get recommendations for the initiation of feeding.

Blood and urine tests may be necessary. In view of the child’s health, the doctor may give another vaccine. Be sure to carefully monitor the child’s condition after insertion, allergic reactions are possible.

Norms for height and weight of a baby of 7 months

In the seventh month, the child will gain 600-650 grams and grow 1-2 cm. As one notices, the rate of growth and gain begins to decrease.

Exciting changes

During this month, the child’s body will begin to look more and more like that of an adult. Earlier, his head was larger compared to the circumference of his chest. Now the readings are about the same. The seven-month-old child knows his name and responds when named.


In the months so far, the child may not have been able to develop his speech, but he has definitely gained a lot of knowledge and understands what you are saying.

Children learn to speak by listening to you. Remember this. Very helpful for a child’s vocabulary development up to the age of 1 is the mother’s constant attempt to engage him in conversation. Even if you don’t notice the result of your efforts at first, they will be rewarded in the long run.

Listen to songs, rhymes – they develop the child’s language capabilities. Note that his “speech” changes. Now it even has a pronounced intonational character. The child at 7 months distinguishes the intonations of his mother and orients himself by them to the meaning of the word “no”, for example.


The seven-month-old child sees distant objects quite well and is interested in them. He can distinguish 4-5 colours already.


It is so developed that the little one can hear even when you whisper.

Physical activity

Many children at this age are beginning to master the habit of crawling. So make sure there are no dangerous objects near him. Keep in mind that there are children who are in no hurry to explore the space around them. They prefer to sit.

During this month, the child is actively learning to play with several toys at the same time. Therefore, the typical picture is of a toddler with objects in both hands.

Emotional world

You may notice that the child becomes more demanding when something interests him. It points a finger or uses other gestures to cue you to its desires. Just try to get him something he’s into, and you’ll see a frown on his face. It’s also possible he’ll bolt.

The good news is that at this age, children lose interest in toys quickly and quickly move from one to another.

A child’s ability to trace phenomena based on causation continues to develop. Thus, if he presses a button, he knows that a sound will follow. If he throws a spoon on the floor, it will fall, ring on the floor, and it is quite possible that his mother will bend down to pick it up.


It is accepted that children at 7 months of age have already started with feeding. Most often it is about vegetable purees – zucchini, broccoli, potatoes. Initially, the doctor will recommend to eat and say – rice, corn, etc.

It is important to remember that feeding is a long process that requires the gradual introduction of foods. To begin with, it is desirable to give 1 teaspoon of the product. Then increase the amount to 100-150 grams per intake. The aim is to make sure that the food does not provoke an allergy in the child.


It is common for teething to already occur in most children. Initially you will notice the central incisors. Don’t worry if you don’t notice the teeth yet. The first tooth may erupt in the seventh, eighth, even ninth month and so on.

Baby care at 7 months

The child continues to need daily walks in the fresh air. Bathe him every night and wash him every morning. When changing the diaper, make sure the skin is clean and dry – use oils, creams and powder.

To allow the skin to ‘breathe’, leave the child without nappies for a while. At such times, put protective mats under it.

Developmental games

A nice game for a 7-month-old child is to hide toys under a blanket or towel. The aim is to stimulate his wits. If the child is reluctant to look for the hidden toy, show him where you have hidden it yourself.

With practice, you will notice that the little one becomes more and more active and notices the result of your actions.

At the end of the month

The second half of the month is even more exciting than the first. That is why every month of a child’s life until the age of 1 is filled with joys, fun and surprises. At the end of the seventh month, the child is able to:

– Sit confidently, keep his back straight and lean on his hand.

– He is beginning to crawl and perfect this skill. It is normal to move backwards initially.

– Tries to eat with a spoon on his/her own. Drinks from a cup with help from relatives.

– Gets up on own, using support. Is then able to stand upright for some time.

– Likes to “walk” when his mother supports him.

– Grasping skills are improved and fine motor skills of the hands are developed.

– Favorite games include those with fingers.

– He enjoys exploring the properties of surrounding objects – stomping on them, banging them, throwing them on the floor, breaking them, tasting them.

– He even knows how to hold toys in both hands and bang them against each other.

– He shows where his own eyes, ears, mouth, nose are.

– He continues to explore with his hands and using his mouth.

– Begins to copy adult behaviour.

– Actively pronounces different sounds. Now in his vocabulary you can notice the syllables “ta”, “da”, “ma”, “na”, “ba”, “pa”, etc. Sound imitations such as “qua-qua”, etc. appear.

– Enjoys looking at a picture book and flipping through the pages.

– Understands what “no” means by your tone of voice.

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