Baby Week 31: Your baby may start to grow a tooth at 3 months, or even after 12 months. Some babies will grow the first tooth between 4 and 7 months (usually one of the two teeth in the middle of the lower row). Baby’s teeth often come out of the gums at strange angles, and the interdental teeth usually disappear before the age of 3.

Milestone:
During week 31, your 7 month old baby will be able to do the following:

  • Wiggle crawling.
  • Swapping things from one hand to another
  • Stand up with someone or something
  • Your baby doesn’t want to be separated from you, so the separation anxiety can make you feel uncomfortable, but sometimes it can make you a little frustrated. If you’re going out and leaving your baby at home, hold your baby well before leaving home and tell them you’ll be back soon.Even if they do not have a sense of time and will not understand how long you will be back after “1 hour”, the love and emotion exuded from your movements and words can comfort and help baby overcome the lack of seeing your plagued.
  • Your baby will get used to staying with the caregiver at least without a mom or dad.

Health information for your 7 month old baby – Week 31

Most doctors will not arrange a health check for your baby this month. This means there should be no problem with your baby; however, it means that you will not be able to know exactly how your baby grows.Prepare your questions before returning next month, but if you have anything to worry about and want to know the answer immediately, you don’t have to wait until your next visit, call your doctor immediately.

How to take care of your 7 month old baby – Week 31

Here are some things you should know:

Tooth

To reduce the discomfort of your baby’s tooth, take something to bite, such as a plastic ring or a cold towel. By eating cold foods such as apple puree or yogurt (if your baby is already eating solid foods), it may be possible to temporarily paralyze and reduce pain in your baby’s tooth. Or you can give your baby a bite resistant, sugar-free biscuit, or rub your finger or apply a pain-relieving gel to your baby’s painful gums.

Choking

Choking means that the baby is trying to inhale air or coughing out something stuffed in the airway.If your baby has difficulty breathing, making a strange sound, vomiting, coughing or gasping loud, then he could be choking. Baby’s skin may turn red or blue, or become unconscious due to hypoxia and fall into a coma.

If the baby is still coughing but can make a sound, cry or speak, or breathe normally, their respiratory tract is not completely blocked .Baby sometimes removes obstructions themselves, and the best reaction you can do is to keep calm and soothe them. If they don’t stop breathing, their skin goes from red to green, showing a frightened expression (eyes and mouth open), or unconscious condition, call 911 immediately and try the following as soon as possible:

If (as long as) you can see the obstruction, remove it with your finger.If you can’t really see the foreign object causing suffocation, don’t risk putting your finger in your baby’s mouth, as you can push it deeper, causing it to get stuck deep in your baby’s throat.
Place your baby flat on your straight forearm and hold your baby’s chin with your hands.Keep the baby’s head facing down and in the direction lower than the rest of the body.

Tap baby’s back 5 times: Quick, decisive, but gentle, pat in the middle of the child’s shoulder blades.Remember that the baby’s organs are still fragile.
If your baby starts coughing, let your baby cough out foreign objects, do not rush to stick your finger into your baby’s mouth.If the baby don’t cough, turn your baby over carefully, tap between your baby’s sternum with 2 or 4 fingers, and press the chest 5 times (approx. 1.2~2.5cm deep).

If the foreign object does not come out, you can place your baby flat, hold your baby’s tongue with your thumb, lift your chin and carefully check the baby’s throat.If you still do not see the foreign body, immediately perform a life-saving respiration for CPR.If you can’t or will not do it, repeat steps 2 and 3 to try and seek medical assistance as soon as possible.

To prevent choking, feed your baby with suitable food according to their developmental age, carefully monitor your baby while eating (do not rush to feed or let your baby lie in the stroller to feed), and let your baby sit while eating straight. Don’t give baby gadgets, toys, or stuff with baby powder. Choose the right toy, not only for the developmental age of the body, to help baby learn, increase intelligence or develop skills, but also to ensure that toys meet safety standards.

Asphyxiation is one of the most common causes of child mortality, so you or your baby’s primary caregiver should attend an emergency infant care course to be able to act and deal with the situation in a timely manner.

There are often small things (such as coins) that  babies love to swallow, usually follow through the stomach, and will not cause harm to the baby. However, if you notice too much saliva or inability to swallow, apparent lose of appetite, or if your baby is suffering from pain because foreign objects are stuck somewhere, contact your doctor or go to the emergency room immediately.

Reminder for novice parents

Here are some things you might need to be aware of:

Genius Baby

Is my baby a genious? Here are some signs that can tell you if your baby is indeed a genius:

  • Advance in development
  • Super memory and observation
  • Expressing originality of creativity
  • Has a sense of humor.
  • Extreme curiosity and great concentration
  • Able to raise one against the other.
  • A rich imagination.
  • Sleep Difficulty and Sleep Disorder
  • Very sensitive

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