Enjoy the give-and-take of early “conversations” with your seven-month-old. Because those coos and babbles are not only adorable, they’re really important for language development.
He rocks on his hands and knees and may creep on his tummy
She responds to her name, recognizes voices and different tunes
With full color vision, he enjoys looking at complex objects—and might even move for a better view
Her eyes help her explore, and she uses them as a gauge when reaching out for objects
He starts cupping his hand around toys and can push them into his hand with his thumb
Many babies learn how to crawl at the same time they learn to sit on their own. Crawling, however, takes longer to perfect than does sitting without assistance.
Babies can have lots of fun with simple toys. Look for toys that provide different responses to different actions, such as a squeak toy that rewards baby's squeeze, or a musical toy that responds when baby presses a button.