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When did your baby say mama or dada?
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 04:41 PM
My DD is nearly 6 months and I thought I would post in this section (I hope thats ok??)
Last night when she was crying she was saying "mamamamamama" alot and I thought to myself "Did she just say mama?" but I'm not too sure if that counts. Then today she said it again but it was more of a "mamamama" rather than just mama.
So tell me does this count? haha
And if not when your little one started saying mama/dada?
Posted 23 April 2012 - 04:44 PM
just after 5 months(maybe 22 weeks old) was mama. has never said dad as he doesnt see him, and we refer to him as his name.
Posted 23 April 2012 - 04:49 PM
About 6 months it was mamamamama, and always when in distress.
Babababa, (which is what his father is called) came not long after.
We were thrilled. Unfortunately, we were also deluded. They were just sounds.
He didn't actually attach those sounds to us, as individual people, until around 14 moths for Baba and much later for Mama.
Your LO is probably a genius though, and knew exactly what/who she meant , so enjoy it!!
Edited by Lokum, 23 April 2012 - 04:50 PM.
Posted 23 April 2012 - 05:39 PM
My DS has been saying "maaamaa" since he was 5 months. But I don't count it as I've read that they don't link words to things until around 12 months. But it still makes me stop in my tracks every time he says it!
Posted 23 April 2012 - 05:44 PM
DS is nearly 11 months and I 'think' he's saying mumma with knowledge of meaning occasionally.
For example I walked into the room when he was facing away, with his dad, and said his name... He said 'mumma' and turned around to face me....
Prior to that I think it was luck, and good early use of constantants...
Posted 23 April 2012 - 05:52 PM
DD would have started saying mumma and dadda at about 5 months. DS would have been well over 12 months.
Although DS was a lot slower to talk, in the end, they ended up with a very similar level of IQ and achievement. ( they are in their 20s now)
Posted 24 April 2012 - 12:11 PM
About 5 months, mumuuuuuummmm. Usually when something's not right with his world. I come running way quicker for that than just random babbling, so I think thats how they start learning it means someone. I'm trying to get him to self settle, but he always gets me back in the room with mumum.
He also comes out with mooooore occasionally when feeding which cracks me up, but again I don't think he actually knows what it means.
Posted 24 April 2012 - 01:22 PM
Well I think I won't count it as her saying mama as she doesn't link it to me. But its still pretty awesome hearing her say it!
Posted 24 April 2012 - 01:28 PM
My DD is 11 months, and will say bububub, and dadadad while she walks to him, but for the life of me I can't get her to say mumumum.
Posted 24 April 2012 - 01:29 PM
It's called reduplicative babble and it begins around 6mths - so spot on! My bub didn't start this until 8mths. She began saying "mum" and "dad" to mean us around 11-12mths. Still never says "mummy" or "daddy" - it's just "mum" or "dad" like she's a teenager or something!
Posted 24 April 2012 - 01:35 PM
Vocalising- mama, dada, gaga.....pretty early can't remember when
Saying Mama- meaning specifically me and only when he wants me...about 12 months
Posted 31 May 2012 - 07:25 PM
DS starts saying dadda at around 7 months but never says mamma.
Posted 31 May 2012 - 07:30 PM
Mumumumumum just as a sound from before three months. Dad at 6.5 months mum with intent at 7 months and by 8 months nan, 't t' for our dog Ty and ch ch for our bird.
Posted 31 May 2012 - 07:31 PM
DD says mamma when in distress and 'Mwah' when we're playing. I think because I always say Mwah! Loudly when I kiss her.
Shes saying 'brk' too but I'm not sure what that means.
She's 6 months.
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