Your babys seventh month

Teaser: 
Your baby’s development in the seventh month: • Can feed himself with his hands. • Babbles, shouts and repeats sounds. • Rocks himself back and forth, creeps or crawls. • Can drink out of a cup with your help.

 

 

DEVELOPMENT & KEY MILESTONES

Your baby’s development in the seventh month:

 

  • Can feed himself with his hands.
  • Babbles, shouts and repeats sounds.
  • Rocks himself back and forth, creeps or crawls.
  • Can drink out of a cup with your help.
  • Prefers or refuses certain foods.
  • Can already express happiness or discomfort.

 

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Baby Bottle-mouth (cavities or tooth decay caused by the bottle)

The baby’s teeth require attention even before they grow. Some tips to protect your baby from bottle-mouth (cavities caused by the bottle) are: 

  • Always hold the baby while feeding him. 
  • Never put the baby to sleep with a bottle.
  • Wash his gums and teeth with a soft towel.

 

LEARNING & GROWING

Help him to learn

It is very important that you devote time to your baby on a daily basis. Playing with your baby will help him develop self-confidence while he learns about the world around him.

  • Expose him to the world around him regularly.
  • Play with him on a daily basis.
  • Babies love to play peek-a-boo.
  • At this age, he loves to imitate the sounds you make.
  • Rock him, read to him and sing songs with words that rhyme. 
  • Put a favorite toy out of his reach to help him learn to crawl.

 

DAILY CARE

Introducing new foods to your baby’s diet. 

You may start to introduce new foods to your baby’s diet. Some finger foods are: 

  • Cubed cooked tender meat or very finely ground meat
  • Soft cheese cubes
  • Steamed cubed veggies, such as potatoes, carrots, green peas or squash 
  • Soft toast, bits of tortilla or rice. 
  • Cubed peeled and soft fruit (seedless and shelled). 

 

Food you should avoid feeding your baby:

  • Raw eggs and raw milk
  • Foods that pose a choking hazard such as corn, nuts, popcorn, seeds, grapes, etc. 
  • Hot foods
  • Do not add salt, sugar or condiments to your baby’s food

 

IMPORTANT!

Whenever possible, have your baby eat with the family.

WARNING!

Never feed honey or cow’s milk to a child who is under one year of age! Honey may contain a very harmful bacterium for babies. 

 

PARENT'S CORNER

Lack of sleep

Sleeping and resting properly is very important so that you may do your activities and have a relaxed relationship with your baby and the rest of the family. A lack of sleep can make you feel irritated and short-tempered. If you are very tired, you won’t be able to care for your baby properly. Try to sleep when your baby sleeps.

 

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