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The complete information about baby growth progress month by month with all explanation according to baby development.


Please keep in mind that all babies are unique. Whether your baby reaches milestones early or late, she has her own developmental path to follow. The dividing lines between these months are very fuzzy. If you have any concerns or questions about your baby’s development, please check with her health care provider.

Look Ma, No Hands

Sitting becomes a favorite pastime for babies in their seventh month. Most babies can now sit unsupported -- although keep those cushions nearby in case she topples.

When your child sees an interesting object out of reach, she may try to get it. Lunging forward from a sitting position is a very important movement. In time, as she continues lunging, she may pivot up onto her knees for an extra long stretch. She’ll learn that she can hold herself up on her knees and hands -- up on all fours. She may rock back and forth with this new position, practicing for the next big movement, crawling.

Actually, crawling is not in itself a milestone. Seeing an out-of-reach object and figuring out a way to get to it is a milestone. Some babies creep on the bellies, some crawl, others scoot on their bottoms. Some babies skip this stage and start pulling up to a stand and walking. But your baby is probably very content right now sitting and observing the interesting sights around her. Enjoy this time, because it may be the last time before she is in constant motion.


This is a good time for you to start thinking about safety. Look at your home carefully. Start covering electrical plugs, encasing cords for blinds and draperies, removing breakable or sharp objects from coffee tables and other spaces where baby will be able to reach.

Consider places in the home where you may want a gate -- definitely at the top and bottom of stairs! It is very important that baby has a safe space to explore, because for the next months that will be her job -- to check out and investigate every nook and cranny in the home.

There is a continuum for how active and inquisitive babies can be during this stage. Some parents have reported barely child proofing the home for one child and then doing a major child proofing haul for the following sibling.

If you have a very active child who is almost crawling by month seven, you may consider having a safety expert come to your home and point out potential dangers. If your baby seems content sitting and not as interested right now in learning how to crawl, you may still have some time.

Safety in the Tub

By now, baby has likely grown too big for the infant tub, but wet baby bodies are slippery, and placing baby directly in the tub may be frightening for parents. You may want to use a bath seat -- especially now that baby enjoys sitting. This is a small seat with suction cups on the bottom that attaches to the floor of tub. Often these seats swivel and have seat belts and toy bars. They offer a safe way to introduce baby to the big tub.

Bath time is a great time to connect with baby after a long day. Test the water with your elbow, a part of your anatomy that is more sensitive to temperature than your hands. Have your supplies ready -- towel, washcloth, cleanser, shampoo, and anything else you need. Take baby out of the water carefully, but quickly cover her in a fluffy towel and dry off. Often, it is not the water that bothers babies who don’t seem to like the bath, but being wet and cold.

There are, of course, great toys for the bath, ones that squirt water or soft sponges in the shapes of animals. Plastic cups for baby to stack, fill with water and pour are winners. And no baby’s bath is complete without a rubber ducky.

Stranger Anxiety

Sometime between six and twelve months, your baby may show the first signs of being wary of strangers. She can clearly distinguish between people she knows and people she doesn’t. It is a normal phase and affects children in varying degrees.

You play a very important role in helping children accept strangers. First, you never have to apologize to anyone for her reactions. Her response is not an indicator of insecurity or a reflection of your parenting skills. Instead, talk to your baby about the stranger. "This is your uncle Rajesh. He has heard a lot about you. He looks very happy to meet you." Your baby will accept the stranger must faster if she can feel your own acceptance. If you like this person, then maybe he is okay.

From the safety of your arms, baby will watch the stranger’s face and listen to the tone of the conversation between you and the mysterious, new person. Give her the space to become more comfortable. For those children who are more sensitive to strangers, it may not be a good idea to hand baby over to the new person to hold. In time, she will warm up and engage the stranger in her own individual way.

Separation Anxiety

Also, around this time, baby may seem to have a harder time separating from you. Separation anxiety can appear anytime after six months, but usually peaks closer to twelve months.

Separating from baby is a huge milestone for parents too. If baby is upset or clinging, it can be heart breaking. Is raises questions for parents such as "Is my baby insecure?" "Is she too dependent?" "Why can’t she trust others?" "Am I a bad parent for leaving her?" Hard as it may be -- try not to worry. This is a normal stage in her development. There are specific strategies that you can use to help you and baby separate more easily.

Leave her with your mother-in-law or a close relative or a caregiver that you know and trust. Stranger and separation anxiety often go hand in hand. Spend some time with this caregiver together, so she can feel your own trust in this person.

Always - even if baby is happily playing - say goodbye. Tell her that you will be back and you want her to have a good time with _____ (name of caregiver). Drawn out goodbyes are hard on everyone. Be confident! Your baby will have a much easier time if she knows you feel good about leaving with the caregiver.

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