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Babies talking

When do babies usually start calling you by a name? I know that they start saying da-da and ma-ma but when do they realize that they can get YOUR attention by calling you a specific name?


Asked by CassCass at 10:10 AM on Feb. 19, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Babies are quick learners. If you respond to it repeatedely then they will get the idea that MaMa gets your attention.

    Answer by coala at 10:33 AM on Feb. 19, 2009

  • my youngest is 10m and he will scream mom if he wants my attention and dad if he wants hubbys... they're quick learners just keep telling him/her your mom or mommie and so on

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:11 AM on Feb. 19, 2009

  • 6 months I think. My 15 month old knows more words than many two year olds and does say several sentences. I never counted babbling as talking, though. Until she looked at dad and said DA-DA it didn't count. I don't know if that makes sense. It doesn't count until they know the meaning of what they are saying.

    Answer by mlregalado at 12:03 PM on Feb. 19, 2009

  • By 8 months, most babies will use Mama and Dada for either parent.
    By 11 months, most will use the correct name for the correct parent.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 12:07 PM on Feb. 19, 2009