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My 9-month-old son still doesnt say mama, is that okay?

He says Dada and babbles quite a bit -- although most of it is in a loud high-pitched tone, but he does babble. He just hasn't said mama yet. He turned 9 months last Tuesday.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:27 PM on Jun. 6, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • yes. that's perfectly okay. ...Dont worry about it.
    outstandingLove

    Answer by outstandingLove at 2:31 PM on Jun. 6, 2009

  • My DD is a year old and she can say it i have heard her say it but she just will not say it anymore she jebber jabs and says dada, baba, ya But no mama : (
    raemommy

    Answer by raemommy at 2:32 PM on Jun. 6, 2009

  • My son didn't say mama until he was a year old... but he said dada and all sorts of easier babbles. It just depends on the kid - each one goes at a different pace, even with language development. Sounds like he's doing good.
    joshuasmommy327

    Answer by joshuasmommy327 at 2:33 PM on Jun. 6, 2009

  • yes thats totally normal! and at 9 m/o most babies arent exactly saying intentional words yet anyways. so saying dadda, doesnt necessarily mean he's saying dadda to dadda. it's just an easy "word" to form with the mouth!
    Owl_Feather

    Answer by Owl_Feather at 2:34 PM on Jun. 6, 2009

  • My 12 month old still doesn't say "mama" "dada" "baba" or anything. His doc told me that a lot of babies don't talk until 15months and that is still considered "normal"
    babyboomboom

    Answer by babyboomboom at 3:27 PM on Jun. 6, 2009

  • he will say it before you know it.
    GreekMama28

    Answer by GreekMama28 at 4:16 PM on Jun. 6, 2009

  • It's ok. My 10 month old only babbles and says da-da, lol. He won't say "mama' yet.
    officerjoeys

    Answer by officerjoeys at 4:17 PM on Jun. 6, 2009

  • Yes, that's totally fine!! None of my kids were saying "mama" at that age and they talk my ear off now.
    Collinsky

    Answer by Collinsky at 4:33 PM on Jun. 6, 2009

  • my 13 month old son didnt say mama nether but when my oldest son was saying and repeating it and then he stated saying when my baby said dadda n my oldest no dadda say mama and now will say it ever now and then
    ilovemyson2002

    Answer by ilovemyson2002 at 4:39 PM on Jun. 6, 2009

  • Neither of my kids said mama at 9 months! This is not anything to be concerned about.
    maggiemom2000

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 4:54 PM on Jun. 6, 2009

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