what age were you babies when they said mama and dada

Hope - posted on 09/18/2009 ( 18 moms have responded )

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my daughter is now 7 mths is it too early for her to say mama and dada im worried that she is behind in that when did your kids start saying this

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Lisa - posted on 09/21/2009

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My daughter was extremely advanced in regards to her speech (she started to talk at 5 months and never said mama or dada, but mommy and daddy, completely clearly), but she was delayed with her physical milestones (didn't start walking until 16 months. Just remember every child is different and to celebrate their milestones as they come.

Cara - posted on 09/18/2009

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Quoting September:



Quoting Cara:

my daughter said mama last sept. 8 and dad just a few hours ago. she's able to say other words too. she is only 2 months old. based on your comments, does it mean that she's way too early to talk?






Talking at 2 months? This seems a bit unbelievable. Do you mean cooing at 2 months?






 





she wasn't able to say mama again since sept 8 and the dad, is like i said just a few hours ago. but she says the words 'hindi' (means no in our language), and  the word MILK quite often. too bad i haven't captured it on video because when i tell people these they don't believe it until they hear her talk.



she still coos and babbles incoherently of course.



my mom did say that i said 'papa' at 3 months. so i thought at first my daughter is just a little early. 

September - posted on 09/18/2009

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Quoting Cara:

my daughter said mama last sept. 8 and dad just a few hours ago. she's able to say other words too. she is only 2 months old. based on your comments, does it mean that she's way too early to talk?



Talking at 2 months? This seems a bit unbelievable. Do you mean cooing at 2 months?



 

Katrina - posted on 09/18/2009

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My son is 6 1/2 months and he says da da. He just started that about 2 weeks ago. Every child is so different and develops at different times. I dont think your baby is behind. Your LO will be talking soon enough and you won't be able to hush her up...lol I wouldn't worry about it.

Nikki - posted on 09/18/2009

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my little girl started sayin dada wen she was 6 months old, n then said mama wen she was 8 months. they say it always takes longer 2 say mama. just keep sayin mama n dada n she will soon copy! :)

Cara - posted on 09/18/2009

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my daughter said mama last sept. 8 and dad just a few hours ago. she's able to say other words too. she is only 2 months old. based on your comments, does it mean that she's way too early to talk?

Becki - posted on 09/18/2009

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My first said this about 9 months. My second son was speaking in sentences at 12 months. They are all so different. My niece did not speak until 3 and she has no psycho-educational issues. She just did not want to speak! Ask your peds if you are concerned.

September - posted on 09/18/2009

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Our son was 5 months when he said dada and 6 months when he said mama. Remember not to compare your child to other children. Each child is different and grow and develope at different rates. Don't worry she will start talking soon enough :) Keep reading to her :) Best wishes!

Lacey - posted on 09/18/2009

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my son said mama and dada at around 7 months, so just give her time. :)

Brooke - posted on 09/18/2009

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My oldest son is 5 now. He didn't speak a single word until he was 3 and a half years old. It killed me, he's severely autistic though. My youngest son will be 3 next week. He said momma when he was 7 months and dada when he was around a year. Every child develops at their own pace though, remember that. I wouldn't necessarily worry until she is about a year and a half or so. By then you should be able to tell if she has a speech delay or if she is progressing normally. I hope that helped. Good luck to you!

C - posted on 09/18/2009

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My kids all started around 9 months, roughly when they started walking. The 1st three said dada and our 4th said mama first. Don't worry if they still aren't saying anything at a year even. All kids are different. One may start younger and slowly add more words whereas another may hold it in and practically start with sentences, surpassing the early talker. Just like early walking isn't a sign of a future sports player, early talking isn't a sign of high IQ. She's young and has plenty of time. At one point in the future you'll wish she would just shut-up for 5 minutes :)

Alana - posted on 09/18/2009

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my son said mummy very early at just 6 months i sat with him and taught him how to say it pointing at himself and saying his name and then saying my name when i pointed at me.



all babys are diffrent but its good to encourage the words as much as u can

Amanda - posted on 09/18/2009

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Every child is different takes time. I don't quite remember when my child said it but his first word was dada then nena...I have a sister named Dena who constantly was saying come on you can say Dena you can say it. lol You may try saying mom mom mom or dad dad dad to her kinda like working with her to say it. But I don't think she is behind some just do it when they want....that's just how kids are lol. Well good luck she'll talk when she's ready.

Robin - posted on 09/18/2009

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I think our son was around 5 or 6 mo when he said da da, he is just over nine mo now and says ma ma sometimes, but just started when he turned 9 mo. but has made baby babble for QUITE some time, he just loves to hear his voice, LOL.



She is NOT behind all babies are different, but it takes a while for them to start talking, as long as she is making baby babble there is no need to worry

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