What skills should a 7-month-old baby be able to do?

What skills should a 7-month-old baby be able to do?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Here are the skills, traits, or habits a child will typically have developed by seven months of age:

Social and Emotional

  • Interested in mirror images
  • Responds to other people's emotions
  • Explores with hands and mouth
  • Struggles to reach for objects
  • Starts to have preference for a given person
  • Personality unfolding
Language

  • Looks when own name is spoken (generally eight to twelve months)
  • Responds to sound by making own sounds
  • Uses voice to show emotions
  • Babbles
Movement

  • Rolls front to back and back to front
  • Sits with support of hands at five months; without support of hands at six months
  • Reaches with hands and moves objects from hand to hand
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