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My children will not say Mama (they are 13 months old). They said Dad and other random words. But not mama, they don't even act like they know who mama is? Is it normal?

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:56 AM on Jan. 19, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • My son didnt call me mama till he was nearly 3. he spoke other words though. no idea why!

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:18 AM on Jan. 19, 2010

  • Yes thats normal. My DD didn't start calling me mom untill she was 18months. She would say daddy, dadda, & papa but, no mama. I felt so bad. now she is 2 & she wont stop saying Mom, mommy, or mama. she'll call me for any lil


    Answer by Bless2haveU at 1:21 AM on Jan. 19, 2010

  • Dada is easier to say than mama, for most babies. My boys never said mama until closer to 2. But they were saying dada around that age.

    Answer by tyrelsmom at 1:24 AM on Jan. 19, 2010

  • My daughter said Dada way before she said Mama. I think it's very normal.

    Answer by Comfycozy77 at 1:28 AM on Jan. 19, 2010

  • I actually just brought this concern to my ped. because he would call me both mama and dada (he didn't say mama until just recently and he's 18 months old) The doctor said that one year olds (boys especially) have trouble understanding that different people have diffrent names because it's sort of an abstract idea? Like a block no matter what it looks like is always a block so they think that a person no matter what they look like is always the same name. I didn't do a very good job of explaining that but I hope you got my point.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:29 AM on Jan. 19, 2010

  • In addition to what was already said, I think sometimes it comes down to how much they hear it. They learn by example. My boys said dad before they said mom because they heard me say dad or daddy more often than they heard anybody say mama.

    Answer by Krysden at 8:32 AM on Jan. 19, 2010

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