Your Baby at 7 Months

Here are growth and development patterns of a child at seven months. Each step listed represents an average of a time span of 6 to sometimes 12 weeks that is considered within the normal range for that behavior. Don't be concerned if your child is not doing something listed here. Each baby develops at her own pace.

Body Movement

  • Can now sit unsupported, leaving hands free for another activity. Lunges forward onto floor from the sitting position.
  • Begins creeping backward or forward by pulling himself along with his stronger arms while his tummy and kicking legs drag behind.

Eye-Hand Coordination

  • Reaches and grasps a toy using her fingers rather than the palm of her hand. Will shake, bang, poke, push, squeeze, roll everything. Transfers a toy from one hand to the other.
  • Holds two objects simultaneously, one in each hand. Uses both hands for one task.
  • Learns voluntary "controlled release" of an object and puts it down in a specific place.
  • Distinguishes near and far objects in space with accurate depth perception.
  • Enjoys splashing toys in the bathtub.
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