Parent tip: entertaining your baby
"Buy a helium foil balloon with a weight on the bottom of the string and tie some extra colourful ribbons to the balloon. Lay your baby on his back and put the balloon near him so he can grab it. As he pulls it down, the dangly ribbons will tickle his face and the shiny foil balloon will give him hours of laughter and intrigue.” - Krista
How your baby's growing at 7 months 2 weeks old
By now, you may have already told your baby that the telephone is not a toy, or that rattles are not for throwing, or that his sister's hair is not for pulling. At this age your baby may begin testing your authority by refusing to follow your simple directions. He's not being disobedient or wilful – just curious.
Keep in mind that he also simply can't remember things you tell him for more than a couple of seconds at a time. The best tactic is to use a simple "no" and then distract him.
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The aim game
Why is it so hard to keep a baby's attention focused on food for long enough to get him to eat? Think about how tricky it is for him to even get a spoonful of food near his mouth, and it's easy to see why he loses interest and sends it all over the floor. But give him some new and unusual tools, and meals become fun occasions for practising his technique.
Skills developed: fine motor, hand-eye coordination, eating with utensils
What you'll need: any utensils you have handy that are safe for your baby to eat with, including wooden spoons, measuring spoons, rubber spatulas, and so on.
Your utensil drawer is full of things that look like toys to your baby. Show him how to use them for eating, and lunch or dinner becomes an exciting new game. Give them to him one at a time, miming eating for him, or feed him yourself with each one before he has a go. He may spill food all over himself with the spatula or flip it onto the walls with the wooden spoon, but he probably does that with his normal spoon anyway!
Number twoFloating blocks
Once your baby is sitting securely in the bath, she's ready for some seriously silly water play. A set of foam blocks lets her indulge her love of stacking and manipulating things.
Skills developed: fine motor
What you'll need: a set of sponges or bath blocks made from dense plastic foam; a sharp knife.
To make your own bath blocks: stiffen the sponges by wetting them and letting them dry, then use a sharp knife to cut them into a variety of interesting shapes and sizes. Make sure you cut at least one larger flat shape to use as a base for the others.
Show your baby how to press the blocks against the sides of the bath, squeeze the water out of them, push them down to the bottom of the tub and let them pop back up again, and stack them on top of each other. Sponge blocks are soft enough to safely throw against the wall or into the water for a resounding splash. Encourage her to try stacking smaller blocks on larger ones while they're floating on the water - an interesting challenge.
Note: if she's still at the stage where she's chewing on everything in sight, watch carefully to stop her from biting off pieces of foam.