6 month old talking

Donna - posted on 07/17/2015 ( 14 moms have responded )

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My 6 month old son doesn't call me mom! He refers to everything (including me) as dad or daddy. Is this normal?

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 07/17/2015

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Ok, yes it is bothering you, but...he's 6 months old. At about that age, my son called everyone 'mom'. Even his dad...
Finally hubs looked at him and said "Look, sonny...I'm your DAD. You can call me dad, poppa, george, or even BUBBA for all I care, but please quit calling me mom!" Well...BUBBA it was...LOL...they became big bubba and little bubba. Little bubba is now 21, and when he's upset will still call hubs 'bubba'...
In other words, this will pass, and he'll start calling you mom, or momma.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 07/18/2015

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How do you refer to yourself when you're with him? For example: When my sons were little, I'd refer to myself in the third person: "Mom will be right there" or "mom will get that fixed up". I don't know if it made a difference...but at least I didn't get called 'bubba'...LOL

Jodi - posted on 07/17/2015

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LOL, he is 6 months old. He probably isn't even saying dad, he is probably just babbling "dadadada". He's just found his voice and is making sounds. "m" is a bit harder for him to form. Just keep repeating other sounds to him and let him watch how you form those sounds with your mouth and tongue - you will see him trying to copy you. Whatever you do, don't take this personally - because it isn't personal!

Raye - posted on 07/17/2015

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Just keep working with him. Whenever he calls something by the wrong word, gently correct him. Have patience and don't let it upset you. He'll get it eventually.

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Donna - posted on 07/18/2015

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Thanks I'll just keep reading to him and start playing word games like animal sounds and such I used to play it with his sister like singing twinkle little star and the ABC song and she had full clear sentences by the time she was 2.5 she can now say words the most adults have trouble with and can read really well so it is time to start doing it with my son maybe I just need to be more patient with him I'm going to give it good go.... THANKS!!!!

Donna - posted on 07/18/2015

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He has had a hearing test at birth then again at one year so when did it become standard before speech evals.?

Donna - posted on 07/18/2015

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I usually refer myself as mom or mama and he still just points at everything including his sister and says dad daddy or dada very clearly I might add he does say mmm or mom every once in awhile but not when he wants something it's still dad.. I have checked with his doctor and she says some children usually boys take longer with their speech patterns and as long as he is using some other words even inconsistently at this point he should catch on soon. Thank you for your reply I'll keep in mind about the eval. and hearing test although he seems to be hearing pretty well.

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