Newborn Development: Month 7
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By the seventh month, your baby will go through a number changes. Learn more about these changes this video on Newborn Development - Month 7.
Transcript: Did you tell your infant NOT to pull the dog's tail? Then you can bet your baby will try it out now....
Did you tell your infant NOT to pull the dog's tail? Then you can bet your baby will try it out now. Welcome to the willful seventh month! One milestone you'd be FINE with your baby skipping is this testing of your authority! Unfortunately, it's inevitable that your baby will push the envelope a bit. If your little one's behaving badly though, don't get TOO upset; your baby is not really being headstrong-just genuinely curious. The best way you can correct bad behavior is by offering a firm "no," before moving away from the upset. And just because your baby tests your limits doesn't mean your little one doesn't adore you. In fact, it's normal for your infant to experience plenty of separation anxiety this month. If your baby has a hard time with departures, it can help to create a ritual to follow every time you leave, like a cuddle in the rocker followed by big kisses. Because many babies who sleep alone also experience separation anxiety at night, a comforting bedtime ritual is also beneficial. Meanwhile, when awake, your baby is likely becoming more aware of moving that little body through space. Your baby may now be able to stand with your assistance, and will almost certainly bear weight on those little legs while holding on to you. Your little acrobat may even pull himself upright from his tummy to a sitting position. And don't be surprised if your baby's previously blue eyes turn a fetching shade of brown this month! Although many infants are born with light eyes, pigment increases during the second half of year one, which is why their eyes often darken. So be sure your baby is ready for lots and lots of close-ups as you document this fascinating process!More »
Last Modified: 2013-04-09 | Tags »
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