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Your Seven-Month-Old

Author GreatDad Writers
Submitted 05-11-2007

At seven months, your baby is doing all
kinds of things he could not do even a few
weeks ago. He may sit up straight for a moment without falling over. Usually, he sits
leaning forward on both hands. He can
support his weight on his feet when
standing. If you hold him in a standing
position, he may bounce up and down. He
may be moving around the floor on his
belly. He may try to feed himself. He likes to
clap, pull, bang, poke and grab with his
hands. He makes sounds on purpose.

Being able to do these things makes him happy. When he can do something
he wants to do, he may smile, laugh, clap or look for your smile of praise.
Smile at him or give him extra hugs when he tries new things.

Trying things over and over can be fun for him. But it can also upset him
when he can’t do something. He may cry when hings don’t work out the
way he wants. As he does things, he wants you to be there to help him and
hug him.

Your baby needs you to show him how to do things. But he may get upset if
you try to do things that he thinks he knows how to do.

He may be afraid of strangers. If you leave the room, he may cry because he
is afraid. Be sure to give him lots of hugs and smiles. Clap when he does
something he wants to do. Give him extra love and care as he goes through
this exciting time. He will love you back!

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