What which words are your 9 month old babies saying?

Heather - posted on 12/30/2009 ( 118 moms have responded )

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I was just wondering what kind of words you children are saying...my daughter says the traditional Mommy Daddy, yes, and very unusual kitty cat! lol

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Rachelle - posted on 01/01/2010

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You guys must all have genius' and advanced babies, because my kid isn't saying anything like that. Sure, he babbles, and it sometimes sounds like Mama, or Dada. I doubt he really knows what it means though. He yells a lot. Screams a lot. Not in pain or in annoyance, either, just making noise. But kitty, puppy, clapping and waving bye bye. Nope. My oldest one didn't do it either. Granted he crawls and walks along the furniture, but I don't think that means he will be walking soon. Goodness knows, once they walk and talk, it's all over then! I like them to stay quiet and immobile for as long as possible!!

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My 1st son was "talking" alot at this age- purposefully saying some words and babbling alot. Troy, my 2nd so is sooo different. He was babbling "dada" but stopped. Now he likes to yell for fun. I'm a speech pathologist so for those of you whose babies are not saying real words yet, it's totally normal! Most babies will say their first real word around 1 yr.

Karen - posted on 01/13/2010

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Quoting Tricia:

My son says da da.... the drs. said that is fine... but now I'm a little worried.


Do not worry, they all do things in their own time. One of the other moms said her oldest boy didn't talk till he was 2 and he's perfectly fine. My son is 10 months old and he talks heaps but he's not even crawling yet. Variation is totally normal, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with a baby doing things in his or her own time :)

Caroline - posted on 01/03/2010

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Quoting Rachelle:

You guys must all have genius' and advanced babies, because my kid isn't saying anything like that. Sure, he babbles, and it sometimes sounds like Mama, or Dada. I doubt he really knows what it means though. He yells a lot. Screams a lot. Not in pain or in annoyance, either, just making noise. But kitty, puppy, clapping and waving bye bye. Nope. My oldest one didn't do it either. Granted he crawls and walks along the furniture, but I don't think that means he will be walking soon. Goodness knows, once they walk and talk, it's all over then! I like them to stay quiet and immobile for as long as possible!!


My son is the same. He has just turned 10 months & he has just started saying hello and mum. He has been saying dada since he was about 7 months but this was just babble as he has hardly ever seen his daddy or heard the word daddy! He can clap, cruise, crawl, walk with his walker & climb the stairs, he has also just started to try standing by himself without holding onto anything, doesn't last long!

Kathy - posted on 01/01/2010

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My little one just says mama and Hi and waves claps and lots of raspberries but thats really about it. Pretty much the same as my son at this age.

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Fiona - posted on 09/03/2013

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My lo says daddy and mummy booby for milk. carter.... Her brothers name and cat nana for banana and nanna also roars and says woof and makes monkey noises and says ta when she wants something

Shelz - posted on 01/13/2010

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She is 9.5mths... She says heaps just not on demand, they are: Mum, dad, bubba, cat, dog, cow, yum, 'ta', 'brmm brrmm' for car, wow, woah, her name is Shia and she says 'ia' she started saying Hi5 and putting her hand up - but she stopped. She waves and says Hi though soooo cute.

Yolanda - posted on 01/11/2010

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my 10 mo. old has been saying Dadda for a while now....she just realized that I am MAMA...but won't use it all the time, she also does NA NA NA NA...not sure who or what that could be!!

Molissa - posted on 01/11/2010

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none. mine is focusing on how to crawl and walk. He's been working on the sounds for some time, but not really saying anything. My doc says he will do that since he's working on other stuff right now. Once he gets those down, he'll be talking.

Sarah - posted on 01/11/2010

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Willow doesn't say a whole lot, she mostly just jabbers, but she'll say Momma, Papa (grandpa) ,Dad, Mma (grandma), whats that, oh no, hey, hi, eat and see.

Shawna - posted on 01/11/2010

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Speech is one the most fine motor movements that humans can make... don't worry about what your kids can say or not say. My 2-year-old son just really started saying things we can understand. When his was little he would say a word... we would be amazed and then he wouldn't say it again, so we were never really sure if he said it or we thought we heard it. He was also to busy walking and running early that it probably was not as important to work on speech.

As for my 9.5 month old, since this what the post was about, he says Momma and we learned that AHHHHGEEEEE.... really does mean Avery (his brother) because he only says it to him and uses it in not other context.

Suzi - posted on 01/11/2010

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Quoting Jenny:

My daughter says mama, dada, rara, papa, and baba a lot. She also shakes her head no. That's about it, though.



My son says dada, mama and calls my eldest Awa as his name is Anwar, he also said Aunty but it was only the one time, lol.  He also says rara which is what i call him, his name is Rashid, n baba, i think it doesn't matter how much or how little your child says, as they all grow and learn at their own pace. :)

Dani - posted on 01/10/2010

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thats okay mine says dada and mmmmmmmmmmm and ooooooooo for oscar our dog haha and he does wave hi and bye and to every car that drives past he waves to them as well but i do say mum mum to him and he does move his lips and try but mmmm comes out so close hahaha its normal at this age to have very little language mine is to busy crawling after the dog and now lets go of furniture and stands alone for up to 10secs so dont think till we be long till im chasing him everywhere!!

DARBEY - posted on 01/09/2010

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my son Zeke is almost 10 months. he say mommy, daddy, hi, doggy, kitty, bye,aww, ma, da,granny, and when some thing that he likes he says mmm. and he started to craw at 7 months, and now hes standing up. when he dosnt want something he shakes his head,loves to look at his self, and loves to play with his brother.

Xoe - posted on 01/08/2010

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my 9 month old can say, car, mama, dada, cat, nana. Likes shaking his head when he doesnt want something.

Karen - posted on 01/08/2010

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My son Theo says "no", "Daddy", "Mummy", "hello", "hi", "yes", "hair", "Nana", "cat" and "Lulu" (our cat's name) and had about 7 words at 7 months, but he can't crawl or walk yet, so just goes to show you that they do it in their own way in their own time :)

Sandy - posted on 01/07/2010

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My lil 9 month old boy used to say mumma but dad was every night for a week saying dad to him so now he dosnt say mumma it comes out baba lol

He also growls randomly or if he sees a dog or just to show off, but not much else! He was early to crawl and is walking when he pushes things to walk around but other then that not many words yet. And NO teeth!!!

Beata - posted on 01/07/2010

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My son Dominik does not say official words, he says hatta-hatta, haaa, bababababbaaba, mammamamamama. BUT he is fluent in cat language! :) We have two cats and they miaow when we put them in front of Dominik to touch them. He miaows back without accent, and he calles the two cats on their cat-names (I guess :))

Stephanie - posted on 01/07/2010

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Julianna has been saying Mama and Dada for a few months but just recently started saying more. She now says: catcat, yeah, wow, hi, bye, nana, and no. Naturally my 3 yr old is the one who taught her no LOL

Trina - posted on 01/07/2010

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My 9 month old says Dada, Mama (but only when he's upset), Nana, car, cup, cow, quack, hiya and does lots of babbling and shouting - he can't walk but boy can he talk!!

CHRISTY - posted on 01/07/2010

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My daughter is almost 10 months & doesn't say anything except for ha, ha, ha & he, he, he. She mostly just makes noises. My other 2 were saying several words by now. I'm starting to wonder if this one will ever talk.

Tara - posted on 01/07/2010

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My little man is saying daddy, truck, tree, baba, trey (his name) :) he has said mama only once, haven't heard again yet hehehe and he has said a couple other actual words but hasn't said again since saying them first time hehe

Mandi - posted on 01/07/2010

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Quoting Sara-Jay:

My daughter Arabella is 10 months old in a few days. She says Mum-Mum, Dad-Dad, Ta, Boo (for book) and At (for Cat...we have two of them and she loves to crawl after them!!) She also shakes her head for no. It is amazing how they learn that one!! ;)


When roo first started shaking her head, she was about 6mo and I couldn't figure out what she was doing.  She would randomly throughout the day start wobbling her head around.  I was thinking what the heck?  Blind seizure?  What is this.



Then I realized, the day before we had been singing if you're happy and you know it, and on the your face will surely shot it part I wobled my head at her. 



She had 'happy and you know it' stuck in her head!  So now when I see her do it, I sing happy and you know it for her, and she GRINS.  She's so happy to feel like she's getting her point across!



It's progressed into being part of her dance.  Whenever something's exciting, she does like jazz hands up near her head, shakes her fists claps and does the head wobble!

Mandi - posted on 01/07/2010

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Ma, mom, "mwa" (like blowing kisses) doll, duck, clap (sounds more like 'cop') oh boy, baby, lalala (she sings) and doo doo doo. The other day she said 'yuck' because I was saying it when I was changing her diaper but she hasn't said it since. We're working on frog, but right now she just goes ffff fffff

We do a lot of singing/ patty cake stuff, and naming toys eg. hey look! It's duck-duck-duck so we do practice the talking thing a lot.

Christine - posted on 01/07/2010

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My 10 month old is constantly saying Mama. He will be at my feet standing up against me, tugging my pants saying mama. It used to be dada but it stopped, apparently mama is a better listener ;)

Deb - posted on 01/07/2010

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My little girl, at 9.5 months, is saying dadadadadadad all the time. She only says "mama" when she's annoyed! :) She says "kitty" and "hi," and she tries to say "duck." She mimics every sound we make, so lately we've heard her attempt "turtle," and "clap." She's been running streams of babble together that sound like, "tickletickletickle." It's funny.

Sara-Jay - posted on 01/07/2010

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My daughter Arabella is 10 months old in a few days. She says Mum-Mum, Dad-Dad, Ta, Boo (for book) and At (for Cat...we have two of them and she loves to crawl after them!!) She also shakes her head for no. It is amazing how they learn that one!! ;)

Lora - posted on 01/06/2010

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My daughter says Mama, Dada,and can shake her head "yes" and "no". And she knows who Mom and Dad are and what yes and no mean, but that is as far as she has gotten yet. Its intresting to read what other 9 month olds are up to. Thanks everyone!

Lauren - posted on 01/06/2010

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My daughter says hey cuz we say that to her all the time and it sounds like she says my brother name Nick and momma

Melissa - posted on 01/06/2010

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My son says mama, dada, tata, baba, hey, hi, yum and I think he's working on the k and s sounds now. He shakes his head no and when he's after me mama turns into mum mum! He's been saying dada to his daddy since about 8 months. The word hey came out one day I was really getting into the tv show and he needed my attention for something or another. He does the string of gibberish quite often too.

Stacey - posted on 01/06/2010

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my daughter has just turned ten months and is sayin quite alot!. yes, mum mum, dadad, daddy, nanan, no, wow, pop, do do(dummy), raha raha (sarah) ouch! lol lots of things

Jennifer - posted on 01/06/2010

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my son is saying dada, mama, nana, baba, and gaga but not in refrence to anything. He is also crawling really fast and standing up.

Katie - posted on 01/05/2010

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Collin turned 9mo on the 30th.. He can say Da'da, Ma'ma, No no, KitKit (Kitty), He also makes kissy sounds and says Mmm..

Kristan - posted on 01/05/2010

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oh thank goodness. i thought my boy was behind or something lol. He only babbles to .says dadada. and other syllables.but definately no words. My other son was talking alot more at his age.

Katie - posted on 01/05/2010

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Quoting Tricia:

My son says da da.... the drs. said that is fine... but now I'm a little worried.



I wouldnt be worried.. They all learn at their own speed, some kids dont say anything..

Christa - posted on 01/05/2010

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My twin boys are 9 1/2 months and the only word understood is mama when they are tired, crawling toward me and want me to pick them up.

Natalie - posted on 01/05/2010

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My 9 month old baby girl says mama, dada, papa, mom, nenene, yeah, hi and alot of other grunting sounds she claps waves hi and bye shakes head no pushes food or bottle away when she doesnt want it. She also started using a cup to drink sometimes with my supervision only.

Stacey - posted on 01/05/2010

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our daughters 1st word was quack, followed by dad and baba. only says mum when shes frustrated or sad. has just leard to say tah. :-D its so much fun to help her learn!

Faith - posted on 01/05/2010

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my 9 month old is not saying any words yet so if yours is already saying kitty cat I'd say she is saying a lot!

Rose - posted on 01/05/2010

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My son crawls and is able to stand by holding onto something.He yells & shrieks often if he's happy/frustrated.He likes to pretend to cough and makes faces often.I have no idea what he means when he does that.Sometimes when he meets someone new or unfamiliar,he makes that face.He sometimes makes that face at me when I return from work and greet him or after I've given him a few spoonful of his food. He babbles a lot and say mmmmmmamamamammmmmmmaaa but I don't think he means anything when he says that! You all have very advanced babies from what I'm reading here!

Alex - posted on 01/05/2010

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my son says "Ada" which means he's all done.....he says wow and hi. He's been saying Mama and Papa. He is 9 months...almost 10.

Missy - posted on 01/05/2010

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my lil man is just a week over 9 months and he says dada, bubu, GIZZZYYYAA (our cats name is Gizmo but we call her gizzy) and MOM when he is very tired or not feeling well. He blabbers but its mostly dadada... and he thinks he is havin a convo with you lol.

Megan - posted on 01/05/2010

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My little girl is almost 10 months n the only thing she really says is dada but not to her dad just says it to everything n has wee conversations to herself... still waiting for her to say mum :D x x

Daniela - posted on 01/05/2010

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And he cheers when we give him a round of applause....'eeeehhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!'

Shelly - posted on 01/05/2010

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My daughter, will be 10 months on the 11th. She crawls every where an climbs on things that she dont need to be but she does it anyways. But she mostly say dada, but she can say mommy good, papaw, stop, buba, kit ( I think she is tring to say kitty), but she dont know nothing if she could she would say anything. But she will wave all the time. She will also let me know when she needs to be changed, she will take off her clothing. But all I can say is Adrianna is learning something new every day an she will let me know when she learns too. She keeps me on my toes all the time, But I love it I love learning with her.

Jenna - posted on 01/05/2010

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My daughter's first word was Hi. She now says Hewwo, Hi, Buh bye, Mama, Mom, Dada, Baba, and Yay! And shakes her head no. She lives in a household of 5 adults so language is a HUGE part of what she experiences everyday

Julianne - posted on 01/04/2010

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My son says "momma" & "dadda" and occasionally "doggie" at our black lab :)

Nicole - posted on 01/04/2010

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My little Belle or as we call her Linda Blair do to the screaming/and other strange noise..lol...she is walking and doing all the cute stuff like bye-bye,patty cake,Shaking he had no...but for talking we are still at bababa, dadadada, ..mamamam (only when she really needs something)she talked more as a new born..:)

Samantha - posted on 01/04/2010

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My daughter Ava is 9&1/2months now and she vis cextremely talkative... she cleary and repeatedly say hi, mama, dad, I got it, I like it, I did it... yea, bye... even I love u daddy... not quite walking on her own but she gets around using our furniture: )

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