Nutrition and development of the child in 7 months
Small children develop so quickly that we adults are surprised every day with their achievements and developed skills. Yesterday the kid said the first word, today he learned how to fold the pyramid, tomorrow he will crawl from the children's room into the kitchen. If up to six months the child lived under the same regime, then the nutrition and development of the child at 7 months is already significantly changing, depending on the physiological characteristics of the body of the carapace and its acquired skills.
Weight and height
Despite the fact that the child has grown a little, he still needs your care, affection and support. The kid becomes how interesting that you want to watch him tirelessly. Energetic and inquisitive, he makes success in mental development. But do not forget about other indicators, which are invariably important for a child of this age.
The child's weight at 7 months, as before, must be within the physiological norm. Calculate it is not difficult. To do this, you need to summarize: three circles of the shoulder of the child and one - the upper portion of the thigh and the largest part of the shin. From the received result we take away growth in centimeters. If the figure is 19-21 cm, then your crumbs have accumulated a sufficient amount of subcutaneous fat. At the same time the weight of a child in 7 months increases to 8-9 kg - this applies to boys. Girls gain about 7.5 to 8.5 kg. The growth of male males at the same time reaches 67-69 centimeters, babies - 64-67 cm.
What can your baby do at this age? Firstly, at 7 months the child must master the simplest skills: he sits confidently without support and is able to stand on the legs holding on to the cribs of the crib. He begins to master the technique of crawling, although some particularly bright karapuzy already with might and main travel on the parental apartment. Secondly, if the child is actively engaged, he can simulate the sounds that he hears on a daily basis. And will please you with the first simple syllables and even short monosyllabic words.
At parting, the kid knows how to wave a pen. He expresses his emotions and desires with the help of facial expressions. With pleasure he plays in the simplest role-playing games like "ladushki". The child carefully sorts the toys, shifts them from one handle to another, looks with curiosity and tastes. To forbid him to gnaw something is useless, and it is not necessary. Children in seven months learn the world not only through vision and hearing, but also on the basis of taste and tactile sensations. Therefore, carefully wash a couple of "harmless" toys and give the child to the mercy.
Problem number 1: the crumb does not sit
Many young mothers are very worried about this. Is it worth worrying if the child (7 months old) does not sit alone? Doctors say that all the kids are individual: one in six months calmly assume an upright position, others need a little more time for this. So do not panic, but help the child quickly learn new techniques for him. For example, more often sit him on your lap or in a special child seat. At first the baby will sit only with the support, but after a while you will see how he tears his back from her.
In the street, try to walk in the stroller. Of course, if the crumb does fall asleep, the back should be lowered, when it's awake, always lift it up. The kid will not only learn to take a vertical position, but will also be pleased with the new landscapes and people's faces that open to him. In addition, if the child (7 months) is not sitting, you should inform the pediatrician about it. He will prescribe a massage that will strengthen the baby's dorsal muscles and help you solve the problem.
Problem number 2: the baby does not crawl
Another trouble that often troublesome moms face. If the orthopedist has not found any abnormalities in development, but the child (7 months) does not crawl, do not force the events, but only show the crumb how you can move on the floor. To do this, invite a baby who has already mastered this technique. Children often copy the behavior of their peers, so a good example will be very helpful. Yes, you yourself can get on all fours and crawl: it will be a very fun activity for both adults and a small member of your family.
Do not be lazy and create a comfortable environment for crawling: the floor should not be cold, slippery and dirty. Do not forget about comfortable clothes that do not hamper the movement of the baby, do not interfere with it and do not rub it with delicate skin. To the son or daughter quickly guessed how you can reach an inaccessible toy, put it on the other end of the room and call the crumb. Children are very smart: the kid will quickly understand what is required of him. If a child (7 months old) does not crawl, do gymnastics more often, give up walkers - this will also significantly speed up the process.
Other problems at this age
First, the child begins to be capricious and refuse to eat. And this is not surprising: your child grows up, he has his own taste preferences: for example, he absorbs porridge with milk in huge quantities, but vegetable soup, no matter how hard you try, can not be pushed into it. Do not be upset. You can try to mix the carrots and beets that are hated for crumbs with more favorite treats: meat, fish, potatoes. If you are lucky, the baby will not feel the presence of "unwanted guests" in the dish. Otherwise, you will have to buy a mash in a jar in the jar (perhaps it will be more like a baby) or for a while to abandon such a product. To force a baby is not recommended.
Secondly, many parents worry that the son or daughter does not even make the slightest sound. Doctors always reassure about this: sooner or later he will speak. Yes, and how - then the mouth will not be closed. Therefore, wait and rejoice in the silence in the house. If you are completely unbearable, talk more often with the baby, carefully pronounce the words to him, read and describe the subjects that come to hand. This will trigger a surge in the baby's speech activity. But remember that the baby (7 months old) is still quite small and can not always justify your "oratorical" hopes.
Feeding the baby at 7 months remains nursing, but already partially. By this time, you need to expand the diet and make it more diverse, nutritious and tasty. After six months, give fruit to fruit and mashed potatoes. Enter them gradually, by trial and error, in order to avoid the burden on the fragile stomach and not cause an allergic reaction of the young organism.
If the pediatrician gives good, you can safely replace one breastfeeding with a dish of grinded vegetables or milk porridge. In the diet should also be present chicken yolk, cottage cheese and yogurt, boiled lean poultry or veal, fish. With the latter you need to be as cautious as possible: it can contain small dangerous bones and be allergenic to your child. If the baby is not a baby for some reason, the artificial feeding of the baby (7 months), based on the adapted mixtures, requires a faster transition from dairy to an adult version. Therefore, additional lure doctors recommend giving the baby a month earlier.
Your baby has grown significantly and matured. Therefore, the regime of the child in 7 months should be built in such a way that the rest was taken no more than 1/3 of the day. Sleeps a child twice about an hour and a half, ideally in the fresh air: on the street, the balcony or at least with an open window. Do not be afraid to catch a cold. If the weather is bad outside, dress it warmer, protect it from drafts, and let it peacefully enjoy colored dreams. Time and duration are individual in each case, they depend on your plans, the silence around and the emotions experienced by the child. If you strictly follow the regime, then the baby will fall asleep at the same time. As well as waking up. As for the night rest, it should last about 11-12 hours.
Avoid active games before putting the baby in bed: he will be too excited, which will result in vagaries, crying, tiring sleep and restless sleep. It is better to read a book to a baby or massage. Watch out for the temperature of the air: it should be within 18-22 degrees, otherwise the child will be uncomfortable.
After six months, your little miracle can begin to develop an adult bath. He will like it very much. If the baby is already confidently sitting, he will play with pleasure before the procedure with rubber animals and cars that will float in the water. Do not forget to hold the crumb in your back, it's still too small to cope without your help. Any unsuccessful turn of the body can cause the baby to slip, lose balance and swallow the water.
Often parents, to avoid incidents, buy their son or daughter special bathing devices - circles. They will not allow the crumb to roll over in the water and choke. So that the baby can sit comfortably, spread a mat under the ass: it will be so soft, comfortable and warm. The duration of the procedure is 15-20 minutes. The water temperature must be at least 22 ° C and not higher than 28 ° C. Nutrition and development of the child at 7 months always has individual characteristics for each individual case. The same rule applies to bathing: sometimes children like hot or cooler water. Adjust, but do not overdo it so as not to freeze or burn the crumbs.
Take the baby in a wheelchair in the light as often as possible. If the window is warm during the year, then in the open air you can spend almost all day: the child willingly sleeps in the stroller or is awake, looking at the surrounding uncharted world. When it's winter, it's two times a day to walk: before dinner and towards evening. Do not forget to cover it with a wool blanket and spread open skin on the face with a special cream that protects the delicate skin from the negative effects of cold air.
Doctors recommend walking in any climatic conditions, with the exception of windy weather and severe frost (below minus 10 ºС). In the heat, adjust the time of walks in such a way that they fall on earlier morning and late evening, when the temperature drops, and the hot sun disappears behind the horizon. If you do not know what to feed the baby (7 months) during the prom, then consult a pediatrician. Most likely, he will recommend to take with him to the street something that does not deteriorate. For example, a jar of factory prepared mashed potatoes, a fresh banana or a biscuit with tea.
The nutrition and development of the child at 7 months is in part different from the regime that you observed from birth. If the diet is replenished every week with new types of complementary foods, then daily wakefulness is cognitive developmental games. Do not limit the freedom of the baby: let him freely crawl around the room. Just before this prepare the room: in the morning, clean the carpet, do a wet cleaning of the parquet or laminate. Believe me, if there is even the slightest mote left on the floor, it will immediately fall into your mouth to your baby. Children at this age are extremely curious and pull everything in their mouth that will meet on their way.
Remove all dangerous and small items away from small eyes and hands. Ribs tied with elastic bands - soon your traveler will get to their contents. When you need to go to the kitchen, put the child in a safe arena. As for toys, they must match the age of the baby. Beware of bright Chinese baubles, poor quality or defective goods. Cars and dolls should not be made of small parts that are easy to pick off. Limit the whole rattles, plush animals without long nap, rubber and plastic crafts made of good material.
Dangers that lie in wait
They are not only related to toys, but also to other household items that the kid is in contact with. First of all, it's his clothes. All ties, bows, buttons, ruches and ribbons are better to be liquidated. Believe me, if they are not conscientiously sewn up, they will immediately be torn off and swallowed. When to spoil a branded blouse or panties is a pity, it's better to put them on the farthest shelf. Do not wear synthetic clothes on crumbs and continue to wash his clothes and clothes by hand using baby powder.
No mobile phones, remotes from the TV should not be in the reach of the baby. Of course, children are very fond of them to amuse themselves, but they are teeming with bacteria, so do not give them to the hands of a youngster. The regime of the child at 7 months is filled with active games and useful pastime. Therefore, when the baby is awake, make sure that he does not get injured: put all the tablecloths and curtains on, cut the cords, needles and medicines, put on special protective devices on sharp corners of furniture and rosettes.
Nutrition and development of the child in 7 months must be under the control of the pediatrician. Every month, do not forget to visit a district doctor for routine weighing, examination and vaccination. Follow medical advice on sleeping and walking. Do not forget that apart from nursing the kid needs your love: hug him, speak kind words, but do not lisp. With a child you need to communicate on an equal footing, so it develops faster.
Do not quarrel with your husband and other family members in the presence of a child. Children at this age are very vulnerable: any cry or an angry word can hurt the child's psyche. At 7 months old the kid should already clearly understand, that it is possible, and that it is impossible. Do not let slack: if the game with mom's beads is banned, then let it stay in any situation. Disease of a crumb, its bad mood or crying should not be unsettled and forced to change the decision. Parents should first agree and develop a general education scheme for the heir, strictly adhering to its rules and criteria.