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When does a baby say their first word?

Like mama or dada?

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Asked by LilTiffanysmomm at 11:18 AM on Nov. 21, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • When they are ready. :) All babies develop differently. When they find their vocals and their voice, they will come out with it.
    Until then, the goo-ing and the gah-ing will melt your heart. :)

    Answer by AtHomeMommy-3 at 11:20 AM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • there's really no general age for it, just whenever Baby can say it. "Dada" usually always comes first though, it's easier to say than "Mama" and sometimes they start mumbling "dadadadadada" early on before six months even. My 10 month old can say "dada" but she can't say "mama" yet

    Answer by tnm786 at 11:22 AM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • Yes, it varies all over. I take care of a 14 month old who is not saying anything yet.

    Answer by elizabr at 12:52 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • My daughter said it about 6 months and my son said it about 5 months

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 12:57 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • At 7 months, 4 days, and 9 hours.

    Just kidding.
    Every kid is different. My son said "mama" at 5 months, for just about a week, then nothing until he was like 10 months. Even now at 14 months, he mimicks a word now and then, but hasn't really developed a regular vocabulary that he continually uses.

    Answer by Adelicious at 1:06 PM on Nov. 21, 2010

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