How much should a 7-month-old baby weigh? How tall should they be? The average weight at this age is 16.8 pounds for girls and 18.3 pounds for boys. Meanwhile, the average height or length is 26.5 inches for girls and 27.2 inches for boys.
In this phase of life, your child’s physical and mental capabilities are progressing at a rapid rate. But how do you know if they’re hitting the right milestones at the right times? Next, we discuss the crucial signs you should be looking out for.
Tiny tooth buds will pop up between the ages of 5 and 7 months, and your baby will salivate a lot more. Provide a baby teether or damp washcloth to chew on for a little relief from gum discomfort and irritability.
The two lower middle teeth (lower central incisors) emerge first, at roughly 6 to 10 months. They’re followed by the two upper middle teeth (upper central incisors), at around 8 to 12 months. Surrounding teeth should fill in over the course of the next few months, but don’t be alarmed if it takes longer. It’s not uncommon for some children to show no teeth at all until after their first birthday.
As soon as you spot their first teeth, practice good dental hygiene for your baby. Help them brush daily with an extra soft toothbrush and a tiny dab of baby-safe toothpaste.
2. Nonverbal communication
Though it’s far too early for talking, you may notice your baby turning their head whenever they hear their name called. They might also understand what the word “no” means now, regardless of whether they actually obey it.
Your child’s already learning to master nonverbal communication, as shown by facial expressions, such as grinning, frowning, and everything in between. They can even pick up cues on how you’re feeling based on your body language and the tone of your voice.
Now’s the time to appreciate all the sounds your little one likes to make. At the 1-month mark, your baby responds to noises, then begins vocalizing at 2 months. Laughing starts around 4 months of age, while babbling occurs a couple months after that. By the time they reach 9 months, your child may be trying to say “mama,” “dada,” or “bye-bye”!