saying mama

Lashanda - posted on 12/28/2009 ( 52 moms have responded )

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my son still doesnt say mama,all he wasnts to say is dada,am i alone with this?

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Laura - posted on 01/07/2010

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My daughter can say mama but rarely does unless she hurt herself and wants to be held or wants something, she says dada more I think but I am not sure she knows what it means because she will point at random things and say dada. Mostly she just babbles in her own little language.

Shaylee - posted on 01/07/2010

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My little Man learned Momma,as soon as Dadda came out of that little mouth its all he will say!! he never says momma anymore. guess in time it will come out again lol

Shenell - posted on 01/07/2010

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Ur definitely not alone..I try to teach my son "mama", but he'll say "dada" or "gaga"...lol..

Stef - posted on 01/06/2010

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Hahahahahahaa, sometimes I've wondered if my girl just refuses to say it cause i want her to so bad! Like Rachels daughter I know my girl CAN say mama but she would just prefer to say Dada! As my own Mum pointed out soon enough we will all be wondering why on earth we wanted to hear our kids say it so bad...soon it will be all we hear... Muuuuuum!!!!

Jacqulyn - posted on 01/06/2010

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LOL kaleb says up, what, yes, mama, and dada but the whole mama and dada confuses him cause he only has mom, sometimes ill be talking to him and ill say "say mama" and he gets this goofy grin on his face and starts yammering dadadadada and i just crack up laughing. but if i tell him to look at mom he looks right at me. i think they do iton purpose...

Beverly - posted on 01/05/2010

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my son is kinda opposite..he has been saying momma for a long time now but just recently started saying dada..he says momma, dog, dada, uncle now..or at least those are the things we can recognize him saying.

Holly - posted on 01/05/2010

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My daughter's first word was mama at 4 month followed by dada, baba, papa,and hi. She is so funny cause she says them all day long while playing lol. My other children were all dada though. So it was nice to have one start with mama. lol

Marisol - posted on 01/04/2010

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No you are not alone My daughter does the same thing i tell her "Mama" and she says "Papa". i think baby's do that because the don't see their father all day and they are used to seeing theire mom. so when its time to play the say "Dada" but when they need something they will say " Mama" just give your son some time.

Leena - posted on 01/04/2010

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Quoting Lashanda:

saying mama

my son still doesnt say mama,all he wasnts to say is dada,am i alone with this?


Haha, nope not alone certainly. My son will be one this 16th, and he utters dada, tata..had started saying..mmmuuuma at 10 months, but now nope. Its dadadada all the time.



 



But hey don't sweat, he will call you mamma, there is no way he won't!! I blv in that

Stephanie - posted on 01/03/2010

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jensteffie is turning one this january 21, at 11 months can talk mama and papa..

Kathryn - posted on 01/03/2010

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my son didnt say mama until literally a week ago! i was wondering if he'd ever.. he started saying dada at like 5 months! hang in there, i'm sure you'll be hearing mama very soon :)

M'Lissa - posted on 01/03/2010

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my son will be 1 on the 15th of January, he said momma a few months ago and then a couple months later said dadda a lot and now he screams alot and pretty much just says gagga and mumbles

Tracy - posted on 01/03/2010

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Your not alone!! She has been saying "dada" and just started to say "nana" (she has a Nana and a Nani). I correct her when she does, "No say MAMA, maa maaa"

Lisa - posted on 01/03/2010

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Actually you are not alone at all. I do so much more for my 11 month old daughter than my hubby does but all she says is dada!! Today she started saying kitty cat as well, but still no mama! I keep betting that when she actually says mama it will be well worth the wait! :)

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You are definitely not alone. My son will be a 1yr old next week and he still loves to say dada. Sometimes I think I hear mama, but that is only when he gets mad at me I think. Hahaha.

Becca - posted on 01/03/2010

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When my daughter was born her cry sounded like she was saying Mom... Now she will be 1 on the 16th and she only says Mom when she is upset and crying... She will say Dad with all the happiness in the world but Mom is this whiny cry special for me.

Kylie - posted on 01/03/2010

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mine is the same and it is very annoying, espically as i spend all day everyday with him.

Sydney - posted on 01/03/2010

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my son right now still is just doing alot of babbles and noises no mamas or dadas yet

DeAnna - posted on 01/02/2010

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My son will be 1on the 21, he started out saying mama and then moved to dada. but i can never get him to say mama any more its either dada or nana.

Eliza - posted on 01/02/2010

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My daughter is now 1! She's never said mama at all. The first thing she said was baby, then dada. Now she says daddy, baby, byebye, hi, dog, dis(means this), and dat(means that). I try all the time to get her to say mama but she just says yayayaya over and over when I try.

Doriette - posted on 01/02/2010

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No no definately. My son has been saying daddy loud and clear for 2 months now. He is almost 12 months old. Sometimes I guess Momma is harder to say. He also says other little words that mean other stuff to him like: Adda is thank you, BaBa is bottle,Deen is this so we communicate well lol

Janet - posted on 01/02/2010

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My daughter's first word was dada and now she is saying daddy. I heard her saying mama about 5 times, she also says words like hi, yeah, Janelle and nanny. Her birthday is Jan 8th.

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the first thing my daughter said was dada, but she didn't know she was saying it or what it meant. i just think dada is much easier to say. when she started saying mama, she knew exactly what it meant and who it was. now she says mamama when she wants food and comfort and dadada when she wants to play! she totally plays us! hahahahahaha. don't worry...HE KNOWS MAMA! ;o)

Melissa - posted on 01/02/2010

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well my daughter's first word was dada but now all she says is mama! i could tell her "say dada" and she screams mama!! she says it all day!!!

Kim - posted on 01/02/2010

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No ur not alone, my son says dadda all the time, he can say mamma but only when i say it first then he trys to repeat it but dadda seems to be much easier for him to say.

Rebecca - posted on 01/01/2010

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you not alone my lttle girl does say mama but all she does these day is say dada i not too worry they learn say words when they are ready there no time limit every babies different

Megan - posted on 01/01/2010

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ya we try to get my son to say other words and it goes like this...."Say Puppy!"....and he says "DaDa" haha he only says mama when he cries for something. Its fine with me though because his DaDa was getting sad that Baby was becoming more of a momma's boy lately

Megan - posted on 01/01/2010

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My daughter will be 1 on the 21st and her first word was da-da at about 5 months. She didn't say mama first, she said mum and that was at about 9 months. She still to this day says da-da a lot more. But now she knows na-na is her father's mother, and she calls my mom a-ma and my dad is ye-ye (like from ni hao kai la). Their vocabulary expands the older they get and the more you talk to them in our language rather than baby talk.

Angela - posted on 01/01/2010

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No you are not alone. My son says daddy and bubba constantly and has said mama like one time when he was crying but thats it. Unfortunately his father has only chose to see him one time in almost a year so its kinda frustrating a lil when he will sit and say daddy up a storm all day long!

Katherine - posted on 01/01/2010

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My daughter says mama but only said dada a couple of times. She jumps up and down in her cot each morning saying mama and through out the day.

Talayna - posted on 12/31/2009

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My daughter just recently started saying mama last month. It seems the only time she even really says it now is when she is upset. So dont feel bad he'll come around eventually :).

Vickie - posted on 12/31/2009

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My son only said dada since September but he finally said mama on December 28. All babies are different and dada is easier to say than mama.

Marquita - posted on 12/31/2009

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My son says both but my mom always told me that they usually say dada first because it is easier. She was giving me a heads up because as mothers we spend most of our time with the children and then they start saying dada first but I hear a lot of kids start saying this first then mama but my son was opposite. I am sure that you are definitely not alone.

Gina - posted on 12/31/2009

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my daughter just turned 11 months on December 26, she only says dada, has not said ma ma at all. I am sure it will come soon. Be thankful he says dada. I always tell my husband that she is calling him and wants him to change her diaper.

Amanda - posted on 12/31/2009

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Noah said Dada first, then Daisy (the dog) 'deezee' then Mumma. He says Dadadada alot and Bubububub. Daisy also gets more of a go than Mum! and he is now working on Pop!
I think it's because when my hubby is at work I'm always saying, "let's ring Daddy, Daddy will be home soon, Daddy's home" ect, so it's really no wonder!!!
Every time Noah says Dada my husbands face just lights up, so I'm happy!

Keri - posted on 12/30/2009

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mama was my daughters first word however my sisters son didn't say mom or mama until he was 3! he said so many other words just not mama, and i read that usually dada is first because it is easier to say than mama

Diane - posted on 12/30/2009

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My daughter will be 1 on the 19th of Jan and she absolutely refuses to say mama - she has said it a couple times in the last 2 or 3 mos but I've never heard it - what she always says is dada - all the time - the more you try to get her to say mama - the more and the louder she will say dada. She also says baba and byebye - I'm thinking b's and d's must be easier to say. I know that mama will come in time - it's hilarious how often and how loud she will say dada though.

Melissa - posted on 12/30/2009

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Ryan started saying Mum about two weeks ago. And he only says it when he wants something.

Jennifer - posted on 12/30/2009

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My son does the same thing! I'm beginning to think he thinks I'm dada too.

Sheryn - posted on 12/30/2009

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My lil one is one next mth.His first word was Hello then dad dad then came mum mum.I hardly hear mum its all dad dad dad.Completely normal as dad dad is easier than mum mum

Mandy - posted on 12/30/2009

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my wee man can says mama quite a lot, but he seems to prefer saying "ning ning" which we've worked is when he wants milk lol. He does baba and dada but seems to just babble most of the time. My daughter hardly said mama at all, prefering dada till she was about 20 months old, I despaired of her saying sometimes.

Deanna - posted on 12/29/2009

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my lil one only says mum mum or mom ma ma when shes cryin for me n says dad or daddy all tha time.

Tullina - posted on 12/29/2009

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mama was my son's first word...LUCKY ME! Then came dada and we can't get him to say mama much anymore. It's all dada.

Camille - posted on 12/29/2009

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Mine has said mama a few times when she was very impatient to nurse. She says dada and daddy all the time though. When her dad gets home from work, when she wants him to pick her up, and just randomly throughout the day.

Debby - posted on 12/29/2009

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My daughter has said Dada for months and has said Mama once or twice in the last couple months. I've heard they usually say Dada first so I'm not too heart broken yet! :)

Danielle - posted on 12/29/2009

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My son said mama up a storm a few months ago, now its just dada. Unless he really wants something I get a mama.

Nicky - posted on 12/29/2009

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My son will be one on the 5th of Jan, he says Baba all the time but never Mama, although he is being brought up in a household with two languages and everything I read suggests that he will start talking a bit later as he has so much info to process. Baba is the only thing he does say at the moment. Very cute it is too.

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