Your Baby At 7 Months
Are you ready? It's time to get moving! Whether your baby is rolling, scooting, crawling, or a unique combination; get ready to see them moving around a lot more in the coming months.
It's also a time when many babies start to see their first teeth appearing, so expect extra drool! A chilled teething ring might help soothe those sore gums; read 'How Can I Help My Teething Baby' for more information.
Is everything going in baby's mouth?
Chewing on objects is one way that babies get to know textures and shapes; and as teething picks, the chances are that your baby will chew on absolutely everything to get comfort. Keep an eye on what's being nibbled, and make sure nothing too small makes it's way into their mouth.
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Look after yourself
This new role of looking after a baby is wonderful, but exhausting; particularly now that baby is a bit more active. That's why it's so important to look after yourself too. Eat healthily, give yourself some time off, and don't forget to make time for your relationship too.
If you haven't already, try to find a friend or family member who can babysit for you - even if it's just for an hour while you go for a walk to clear your head; or get a much needed haircut. Looking after yourself isn't an indulgence, it's a necessity for physical and emotional wellbeing.
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Playtime for babies is incredibly important for their development of coordination, spacial awareness, and social skills; and it doesn't require any fancy toys to do it. Spend time singing songs and encouraging your baby to clap along; collect a basket of different items which they can pick up and explore the textures of (make sure they are 'chew-safe'); or have bath playtime with some empty containers.
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Remember that each baby develops at a different pace, so if your little one isn't quite at the same stage, don't worry. They probably will be in a few weeks.
Let us know how your 7 month old is getting on below.