When your baby turns 7 months old, he/she can see clearly and gradually around them. Also, there are many developments on their bodies. It’s very interesting to see how they grow up every day.
In this article, we will explain the growth and developmental characteristics of a 7-month-old baby and your condition.
Visual Acuity Develops and the Ability to See in 3D becomes Possible
For a while after birth, babies’ eyesight was only about 0.01 and they were unable to distinguish colors, but their eyes are developing day by day.
Especially around the age of 7 months, their eyesight is remarkably developed and their visual acuity increases to about 0.1. Little by little, they are able to see in three dimensions, and they are also able to measure the distance between themselves and toys to some extent. And, the information obtained from the eyes and the movements of the hands will become coordinated.
Since babies’ eyesight develops by looking at a variety of things, encourage the development of their eyesight by playing with toys and picture books that have clear colors such as red, blue, and green that interest them.
Characteristics of Emotional Development of a 7-month-old baby
Around the age of 7 months, the world is expanding rapidly, and the baby’s emotions are developing rapidly. They gradually begin to express their feelings and preferences, such as what they want to do and what they do not like.
Until now, when he was unhappy with something, he would get into a good mood immediately after you soothed him, but there may be times when he cries continuously no matter what you do and you cannot do anything about it. This is what is called a tantrum.
What should you do if your child is crying because he/she wants attention?
At 7 months of age, it is not yet time to start chasing. However, as their eyesight develops and they become able to recognize mom and dad, they will cry more than ever before, asking to be hugged and loved.
When their needs are not met, they express their anger by crying loudly or throwing things.
Babies’ “need attention ” often arises suddenly when you are busy with housework. There may be times when you want to attend to your crying baby, but you just can’t do it at the moment. In such cases, one way to cope with the situation is to leave the baby crying until you are done with what you have to do.
Just because your baby cries does not mean that you have to respond immediately at any time. Of course, it is important to respond to the baby’s needs as much as possible in order to stabilize the baby’s mind and build a trusting relationship.
However, it is perfectly acceptable to let the baby cry for a short period of time, as long as you provide adequate physical contact afterward. Also, if you are about to start a household chore that requires you to be on hand, it is a good idea to give your baby a toy or picture book that will interest him or her and encourage him or her to play by himself or herself.
You don’t know why they’re crying… what to do?
Babies at this stage of life often are in a state where “you don’t know why they are crying” or “they won’t stop crying no matter what you do”. This condition during the night is called “night crying,” and the time the baby spends crying can seem like an eternity to mom and dad.
When a baby is crying for reasons that are not clearly understood, it is important to stay with the baby for as long as possible. Babies cannot express their feelings in words, so if they are a little upset or uncomfortable, they have no choice but to cry and tell mom or dad.
It may be difficult, but you can help by holding the baby in your arms, playing with his favorite toys, and cooperating as a family until he gets tired of crying.
These days, you can easily find “songs to make your baby stop crying” on the Internet. We recommend that you try to take advantage of such videos that help you raise your child, based on the reviews of older mothers and fathers.
Condition of a 7-month-old Baby’s Mother
By seven months postpartum, the weight and pelvic opening gained during pregnancy and childbirth are gradually returning to normal. However, during this period, physical and mental discomforts are likely to appear in mothers who have gone through the hectic child-rearing life with great enthusiasm.
Some of the most common symptoms seen in mothers during this period are as follows
- Mood swings
- Irregular menstruation
- Intercourse pain
If symptoms continue for a long time, consult an obstetrician/gynecologist or other health care professional as soon as possible.
At this stage, you will see many changes in your baby such as eyesight, the motor skills and they are learning how to tell what they want. You may feel tired sometimes, but once it’s done, you feel it just passed with an eye blink.