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By 30 weeks old, your baby may be pulling himself up to a standing position and staying there for a few moments. Also during month 7, babies may begin the "pincer grasp," where they use their thumb and pointer finger together to pick up small objects. Your 7-month-old infant may also begin showing signs of attachment to his primary caregiver. The best thing for handling this is patience and reassurance.

You and Your Baby at Week 30

A 7-month-old baby is an adventurous explorer. He is probably pulling himself up on whatever he can get a hold of and will stand there for a few moments quite proud of himself. Even he knows that it's an accomplishment!
 
And if he hasn't started crawling yet, it can start at any moment, so be ready for it. Ready. Set. GO!!!
 

Major Developments for a 7-Month-Old Baby

You may observe a significant increase in your infant's physical activity this month. Seven-month-old babies are famous for exploring. They may pick up object after object and examine it carefully.
 
Be on the lookout -- a complete examination of new objects usually includes a taste test! She is so curious right now -- notice how she watches your face when you talk. She may even try to put her fingers into your mouth just to find out where the sound is coming from.
 
This month you might begin to notice the use of her thumb and pointer together to pick at and pick up small objects. These fingers working together mark another developmental milestone under her belt, called the pincer grasp.
 
If you give her a couple of blocks to hold onto, she will likely take one in each hand and bang them together. As simple as this activity may be, it is another milestone healthcare providers look for.
  
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