3 years ago
Last edited at 5:27PM on 3/30/2011
Dear Josh, I am going to suggest a book for you...I first read it maybe twenty years ago, and cried with relief.
The language your little one understands best right now is touch... lots of loving touch from you... a father's strong and gentle presence, unbelievably important for any child especially little girl.
Her vision is getting better now, clear and more focused; the language of loving faces. Consider learning sign language with her! I have friends who have done that, incredibly nourishing, and she can communicate even before her little facial/mouth muscles are ready to form words.
Play games with her, use all your radar and sense where she is, and go there with her..."Oh being with Dad is such fun, and I love learning so much!" Hearing is good even without words...any music that you love and listen together...just love her.
Here's the book, it's controversial, just read it and decide for yourself: THE CONTINUUM CONCEPT by Jean Liedloff.
3 years ago
Last edited at 5:45PM on 3/30/2011
At 7 months, your baby is becoming independent and developing her own unique personality. Your baby is learning how to control her environment and finding out that being in control can be fun. All you have to do is to find plenty of opportunities to continue encouraging your baby's mobility, creativity, and curiosity - in safe ways, of course.
Set a daily schedule. Be consistent. Remember her needs come before yours now. Read as much as you can about chilhood development so you can understand why she does what she does. Have patience and love her unconditionally.