During week 29, your baby may do the following:

  • Eat finger foods on their own.
  • Laugh at small simple things
  • Babbling when feeling happy
  • Frequently laugh when interacting with you

How to take care of your 7 month old baby – Week 29

At this stage, you can try to get your baby to drink water from a cup. It’s a good idea for your baby to use two straps to hang the cup with a lid design, so you can remove the lid if the baby is frustrated by not having a way to drink water from the cup.If your baby still doesn’t know how to drink water, remove the lid and let your baby drink directly from the cup.You will need to show your baby how to tilt the cup so that water can flow into the mouth.

Health information for your 7 month old baby – Week 29

Most doctors do not arrange a check-up for the baby this month.In terms of benefits, this means that your baby has no serious health problems, and in terms of disadvantages, you cannot know how your baby develops.

You can write down your question at any time, ask your doctor on your next visit. If you have any questions you can’t wait for your next visit, please call your doctor directly.

Milestone: The needs and development – Week 29

You should be aware of the following:

Fever

Spending the first 7 months with your have has gotten you to know your baby very well. If your baby has a higher temperature than usual, use a thermometer to measure your baby’s body temperature accurately. Although we often hear that 37 degrees is normal temperature, in theory, a healthy baby should be between 36 and 38 degrees Celsius.

It may sound hard to believe, but sometimes fever helps baby’s health, which means that the baby’s body is fighting infection, the average temperature of the child is usually higher, so only the following symptoms are considered as symptoms of Fever:

  • Anal temperature or forefront temperature exceeding 38 degrees Celsius
  • Ear temperature 37.8 degrees Celsius
  • Armpit temperature above 37.2 degrees

In addition to fever, the following symptoms are accompanied by: dyspnoea, small fuchsia spots, reddish skin, loss of appetite, loss of swallowing, drooling, coma, lost eyes, abnormal expression, irritability or other unusual moves, call your doctor, fever can also cause seizures in infants under 1 year old.

Fever – Cont.

To get rid of fever, try undressing your baby. Put your baby in a warm tub, bathe with a sponge, or rest in a room temperature room.Also, please regularly feed to avoid dehydration.

If none of the above steps can prevent fever, call your doctor for medical advice.If taking medication, follow your doctor’s instructions. Safe dosage is based on your baby’s weight and may vary.Do not give your baby an overdose of medications.Reye’s syndrome, an acute brain lesion, rare but high mortality rate, may occur in children.(The cause of the disease is unknown and may be associated with the infection of the influenza virus, chicken pox, and the use of salicylic acid drugs such as Asprin to lower fever), please tell the doctor.

If your baby is still able to eat, sleep and play normally with a fever, no special treatment is required.When your baby has a fever, trust your intuition and the information the thermometer provides.

Assist your baby when sitting down

Each stage of development is different for different babies.Although, on average, about six and a half month old babies can sit without help, some babies may sit as early as 4 months. However, if your baby is taking a longer time to be able to sit on their own, there’s no need to worry as your baby still has a lot of time.

Each stage of skill development is related to genetic. Although parents can’t speed up baby’s development, there are ways to avoid child growth delays.Keeps your baby in a baby chair, stroller or high chair help her learn to sit faster. On the other hand, babies who lie for a long time or sit in the cradle will sit later.Children with different cultural backgrounds will have different time to learn to sit.

Reminder for parents

Here are some things you might have to worry about:

Although a baby at this age is not easily spoiled, there are many reasons to tell you that it shouldn’t be too early to hold your baby. While playing with your baby, you can raise your baby up and watch his little hands continue to wave until the baby gets bored. However, holding your baby for several hours will not only prevent you from doing your own things, but also affect your baby.

Your baby can’t practice climbing and sitting skills in your arms, he can only lean on you. Moreover, babies have no chance to learn to use their body to do other important things, such as playing on their own for a short period of time. Finally, if you keep your baby near you all the time, your baby won’t be able to learn valuable lessons. Sometimes, babies cry because they want a hug, not to go out to play, or to get attention or feel comfortable.So your first job is to make sure your baby is given enough attention and comfort.

Other needs of your baby – Week 29

Is the baby wet? Is it time for lunch?Is the baby thirsty?Tired?If this is the case, please meet your baby’s physiological needs and proceed to the next step: change the environment. If your baby is in the cradle, take your baby outside, and if your baby likes to walk, it just echoes your baby’s preference. Plus, make sure your baby has toys to play, such as house dolls, soft toys, or other games your baby likes.You should put 2 to 3 toys at your baby’s fingertips.However, do not give too many toys as this will only frustrate your baby and makes your baby restless.

If your baby continues to cry for a hug, try some activities to divert your baby’s attention instead of just hugging your baby. You can show your baby the bricks, introduce the puppet’s eyes, nose and mouth, and then teach your baby to follow your instructions.If your baby can only divert attention for a short period of time or even show reluctance, tell your baby that you have to work and leave.

Try to stay in your baby’s eyesight, and if you think it works, you can talk to your baby or sing.Then, get out of your baby’s sight, but keep your voice heard.You can only do this if your baby is in a safe place, such as a crib or a child’s room. Before you leave, tilt your head to one side and play peek-a-peek-a-game with your baby to let him or her know that you’re leaving, but will come back again.

Over-caring for your 7 month old – Week 29

You should gradually extend the time of you not holding your baby so that you can encourage your baby to play on their own and don’t make them feel like crying is the only way to get your attention.You should be pragmatic. Most babies don’t have more than a few minutes to play on their own. Even the most independent babies still need to change toys and space frequently, so it’s best to give your baby independent time, so your baby can play in different environments.

Do not feel guilty when you leave your baby alone.If you feel this way, you might treat your baby as a punishment, but it’s not. Baby needs space to learn and explore the world.But don’t forget that babies still need to embrace and develop a sense of security.The flexibility to hold and drop your baby helps increase the intimacy between you and your baby while avoiding overdependence.

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