And the fun just gets better! Sure, your little seven-month-old is moving around the room much more easily now, requiring more of your attention in order to keep him safe, but let's face it: the extra work is worth the extra fun that your baby is having and giving to you! So, what's baby doing this month? Your little munchkin might be trying out his new needs-a-little-work crawl. Some babies might not be there quite yet, but many of them are. Most likely, your baby will start to actually crawl before his eight-month-birthday. In addition to crawling and exploring, baby may enjoy looking at board books with you, listening to you sing repetitive songs, playing repetitive games, giggling, or sitting with you as you talk to him.
Can cute get any cuter? Surprisingly, it can! As your baby gains mobility and interest in the world around him, his personality begins to really shine! He will be more interested in exploring the new toys that you present, checking out the entire room for items he's never really taken a look at yet, eating things you never thought would interest him, etc. etc. He will be more expressive, playful, "talkative", curious, and even (possibly) forceful! (For example, my baby started slapping the floor about this age, which I suppose was because he likes the way it sounds and feels).
Hopefully, you've been "childproofing" all along. But if you haven't finished that project, I suggest you complete the task! He's about to go "where no one has gone before" --- well, at least where he's never gone before. Never climbed the steps before? He will at some point. Never crawled out of the room? He'll do that too. Never tasted an electric cord? Prevent it so it doesn't happen! Got dust bunnies? Mmmm....they might be appealing too. Hey, there's no rules to what he will or will not try! Time to completely childproof and keep a good eye on your little explorer.
What Can Baby Eat?
If you are still breastfeeding, keep up the good work! This is the very best food for your baby. In most cases, it is completely and perfectly nutritional for your baby, far above anything else you give him. However, it's still a good and fun time to introduce pureed foods to him as you and your doctor see fit (and really, this is good to start around six-months-old). It is recommended that you introduce each type of food, one-at-a-time, sticking with only that veggie, fruit or baby cereal for a few days. This way, you will be able to see whether he is allergic to it or not. If he is, you know not to continue. If he is not, you know that you can move onto trying a new food while keeping that one on the menu as well.
Babies Love to Discover