My pediatrician says if the sound is repeated and always means the same thing then it counts as a word. Good job as DS (2) has lots of these 'words'. I mean, what does he think he's saying when red is rendered into a very throaty dAAAdOO . At the same time, his first word was green and he prounounced it impeccably. Odd babies!
My first word was bird and both my DDs was bird too! Bizzarre. I was always pointing them out to both DDs as I assume my Dad was to me...I actually said "Birdie" in a heavy Liverpudlian accent as that's how my Dad spoke
steppemum that's what he does! Well, he looks at the light when we say 'where's the light' and then says aumpth over and over, and then stares at me saying 'light' and repeats 'aumpth' each time, looking very pleased with himself.
He does say mummum bababa already but I don't count them as words as there's no real connection, he just babbles.
Good idea on videoing it, I bet there are loads of things he thinks he is saying that we don't recognise yet!
So cute, this is better than when he walked, no sure why just seems like he's thinking about it more
Take some video of him 'talking' now. It's amazing how many words you can pick out of baby babble from early on when you watch it back later and they have developed 'proper' speech. I think early attempts at words if they are consistent should definitely count as 'first words'.
DS2's first word was "ded-a-done" (= telephone) - weird! Also "clock" on the same day. None of this da-da-da for him!