Laura - posted on 01/07/2010
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.
Stef - posted on 01/06/2010
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
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...
Holly - posted on 01/05/2010
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
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
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
Lisa - posted on 01/03/2010
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! :)
Becca - posted on 01/03/2010
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.
Eliza - posted on 01/02/2010
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
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
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)
Megan - posted on 01/01/2010
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
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
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!
Marquita - posted on 12/31/2009
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
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
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!
Diane - posted on 12/30/2009
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.
Mandy - posted on 12/30/2009
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.
Nicky - posted on 12/29/2009
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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