Development @ 7 months

Ben is now 7 1/2 months. On the chart below, so far he has mastered all the 7-month Mastered Skills and Emerging Skills, and a few of the Advanced Skills. He’s mastered everything on on the 8-month Skills lists and most of the things on 9-month Skills list. He’s gonna be a genius, like me!

So Ben is:

  • crawling,
  • standing up while hanging on stuff,
  • feeding himself Mum Mums, cereal, freeze-dried yogurt thigns, etc.
  • babbling,
  • saying “Mama” and “Dada” (he says “Mama” when upset and “Dada” when playing with his sippy cup or eating).

:::chart from BabyCenter.com


Child’s Age

Mastered Skills (most kids can do)

Emerging Skills (half of kids can do)

Advanced Skills (a few kids can do)
7 months Sits without support
Drags objects toward herself
Lunges forward orstarts crawling
Jabbers or combines syllables
Starts to experiencestranger anxiety
Waves goodbye
Stands while holding onto something
Bangs objects together
Begins to understandobject permanence
8 months Says “mama” and “dada” to both parents (isn’t specific)
Passes objects from hand to hand
Stands while holding onto something
Crawls
Points at objects
Searches for hidden objects
Pulls self to standing,cruises
Picks things up with thumb-finger pincer grasp
Indicates wants with gestures
9 months Stands while holding onto something
Jabbers or combines syllables
Understands object permanence
Cruises while holding onto furniture
Drinks from a sippy cup
Eats with fingers
Bangs objects together
Plays patty-cake and peek-a-boo
Says “mama” and “dada” to the correct parent
10 months Waves goodbye
Picks things up with pincer grasp
Crawls well, with belly off the ground
Says “mama” and “dada” to the correct parent
Indicates wants with gestures
Stands alone for a couple of seconds
Puts objects into a container
11 months Says “mama” and “dada” to the correct parent
Plays patty-cake and peek-a-boo
Stands alone for a couple of seconds
Cruises
Understands “no” and simple instructions
Puts objects into a container
Says one wordbesides “mama” and “dada”
Stoops from standing position
12 months Imitates others’ activities
Indicates wants with gestures
Takes a few steps
Says one wordbesides “mama” and “dada”
Walks alone
Scribbles with a crayon
Says two wordsbesides “mama” and “dada”

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