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At 31 weeks old, your baby is more capable and aware than he or she was just a few weeks ago. A 7-month-old baby may start jabbering more, the curiosity level has increased, and she or he is engaging with you more socially. During this time, you may be introducing your baby to new foods. It's important to be aware that new foods may cause infant diarrhea or constipation.

You and Your Baby at 31 Weeks

By now, you are probably used to seeing the new skills your baby is presenting you with almost daily. Seven-month-old babies are amazing to be around because they pick up on things so quickly and are so much more capable and aware than they were just a few short weeks ago.

Major Developments for a 7-Month-Old Infant

As your baby continues her exploration of her world, you may notice that her jabbering has increased. Because she is discovering more about the things around her, she wants to tell you what she sees and ask you about them.
Her curiosity is off the charts right now and so is the rate of her language development. Her jabbers are likely to sound more and more like actual declarative sentences and questions, but without any real words.
In general, you'll notice that your infant is engaging with you socially and doing this to elicit a social response from you (for example, waving to you, smiling knowingly, etc.) A back and forth "dialog" between the two of you right now can include any form of communication, whether it is knowing glances, clicking sounds, or the classic infant jabber.
If you can, try to speak slowly using normal words and tone as often as you can, though the temptation to use your baby language will be almost irresistible.
(To learn more about the progress of your baby, read Infant Developmental Milestones -- 6 to 9 Months.)
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