Baby will now be getting a lot better with using his hands, which means he could learn to give himself a drink from a two-handed cup. Clapping may also come quite soon, as he is gaining more precise control of his limbs. It also means that finger foods may now be on the menu - little bits of bread, or pieces of cooked vegetables like carrots or parsnip are perfect for trying this out. Always keep both eyes on baby while he feeds himself, and familiarise yourself with what to do if he chokes or isn't sure of something in his mouth.
He may now be able to take a little weight on his legs if he is supported in some way, such as holding onto you or a chair. Exercisers are a great option now, as is bouncing play where you support his weight under his arms and let him "bounce" up and down - this will really help strengthen his legs and coordination.
His teething may be coming along now, and probably a few teeth are showing through. Keep offering teething toys and rings, or he'll be chewing your fingers when he gets hold of them!
Birthdays of children who are now 7 months old are from Thursday 22 Jun. 2023 through Friday 21 Jul. 2023.