When did your baby say mummy?

(42 Posts)
1500mmania Tue 04-Dec-12 21:22:21

My DS is 14 weeks and I'm desperately waiting for him to mum/ mummy anything mmmmmmummm based. When did your little one start.

He is talking but i can't really make out many words yet other than daddy, da da, dot, dog ( there is a theme) and randomly plug & plane!

He did say mum once many moons ago but nothing since. Someone reassures me that this is normal and not a sign he's not that fussed about mummy!

1500mmania Tue 04-Dec-12 21:23:15

Oops DS is 14 months!!!! grin

ChocolateCoins Tue 04-Dec-12 21:25:29

Most babies don't actually start saying 'words' until about 12 months. My DD starting saying 'mamama' at about 8 months but she was just making the sound. She didn't have a clue that I was mummy.

ChocolateCoins Tue 04-Dec-12 21:26:38

Oh sorry I thought you were one of those pushy mums when you put 14 weeks! haha

AndMiffyWentToSleep Tue 04-Dec-12 21:31:04

Haha, chocolate, I thought the same thing!

Mine started saying 'mama' at about 9 months - but never to me! Thinks it means 'yummy' or something like that.

Says 'dada' a lot more envy

BodyUnknown Tue 04-Dec-12 21:43:42

Not til 18 months for me, and mine was a very early talker. We had full sentences before I got a mummy, and even then it was 'bubby'!

sleeplessinsuburbia Tue 04-Dec-12 21:45:59

Mine is the same as yours. If we say where's mum he even looks at us like we're dickheads. He's about the same age.

About 7months for mama and dada and at 11 months she has a nice little collection of words. However, she is lazy as fuck and others of the same age run rings around her in terms of cruising/walking.

DD is 14 months and babbles loads but has no words at all!

ISeeThreadPeople Tue 04-Dec-12 21:55:09

About 9 months. He's 14 months too but quite a chatterbox. Says lots of things and has just started to combine words ie hello mama or bye bye dada or look cat or get up or sit down or up cuddle or eat nana etc.

DD was pretty much the same, said mama and dada reliably at 9 months, talking in complete sentences at 18 months.

I seem to make talkers.

PerchanceToDream Tue 04-Dec-12 21:56:09

Mine was like yours, Body - really early talker, but did I get a Mummy? Hmmm. She said Daddy and even Nana MONTHS beforehand. Can you tell I'm still bitter? Finally at around 16 months I think, she just said it (and properly meant it) and proceeded to do the Mummy dance going "Mummy, Mummy, Mummyyyyyyyyyy" in her nappy, which we managed to capture on video. It was so lovely.

Mummyyyyyyyyy? at 3.30 am - not so great. Be careful what you wish for. wink

NiceOneCenturion Tue 04-Dec-12 21:58:34

Mine made mama sounds from about 9 or ten months, dada from a bit earlier, but there is a noticeable difference when they are saying it for real, showing an awareness of meaning.

His words really took off at 15 months and then it was much more obvious that he was naming us rather than making sounds, it became a definite 'Mum-ee' 'Dad-ee‘.

It can feel like an age when you're waiting for them to do things, but when it happens it becomes so normal so quickly you can't imagine them not saying it

notcitrus Tue 04-Dec-12 22:02:34

Over 2. He started talking a bit before 20 months, but 'mummy' wasn't in his first 200 words, nor in the next 3 months when he acquired a huge vocab.

Most embarrassing collecting from nursery when he'd toddle up to me shouting "Daddy, Daddy" blush

Dd at 10 months is making 'ma' and 'da' and loads of other noises which ds didn't until around a year.

JacqueslePeacock Tue 04-Dec-12 22:42:44

Not yet....which is a bit galling since he's 14mo and has been saying dada and daddy for several months. The closest I have got is "mmmmmmmmmmm" when he was upset and wanted a cuddle.

nathansmummy153 Wed 05-Dec-12 10:54:12

My little boy said Mamama at about 8 and a half months I co stately refer to myself as mama and when I ask him to come to mama he knows who I am he's only said it about 3/4 times they just do it when they feel like it!

wanderingalbatross Wed 05-Dec-12 11:00:09

DD is 18mo and has only just started saying 'mummy' occasionally, although she has loads of other words and said 'daddy' really early on! She also likes to point at me and say 'daddy'.

arista Wed 05-Dec-12 12:43:57

Mine says mummy at 81/2 months as well. She just turns 10 months she does know I am mummy as when she wants me to pick her up she is says it but I suppose every child is different and as a mum we just want to hear them say it. Don't worry I am sure it will be soon. Do you when you talk to him or pick him up do you say "come to mummy or mummy is here"? I always talk this way so may be it explains why she knows I am her mummy.

mycatlikestwiglets Wed 05-Dec-12 13:19:51

DS said it at 22mo - he called me daddy before then. Now he says it all the time, but in a very cute way which makes me go all gooey <gush>

niceupthedance Wed 05-Dec-12 14:03:52

Around 19 months. He was more interested in cars and colours than saying mummy.

BlingBubbles Wed 05-Dec-12 14:07:18

My dd said mummy at 15months, she was saying daddy, dog, Chloe(the name of our dog) cat and George (name of the cat) before that and I was most upset she didn't say mummy, then one day she said it and hasn't stopped since... mumm-y, mumm-y that's all I hear!!! grin

ChunkyPickle Wed 05-Dec-12 14:14:01

Mine said 'Cheese' before he said mum - he must have been about 18 months before he really started calling for me rather than just grabbing my hand and dragging me (mainly he was interested in food related words..)

snowtunesgirl Wed 05-Dec-12 14:18:10

Mine's the same as GoldPlated. DD is a year old now and lordy does she like to talk. Most of it is nonsensical but more and more often we get: Mummy, Daddy, yum yum yum at meal times and then sometimes we get weird stuff like espresso. confused

Newtothisstuff Wed 05-Dec-12 14:21:33

DD1 was about 1.5 but she was slow o talk. DD2 is 6 months and is saying da da, na na and mama but as other people say she doesn't have a clue which one is which haha

snowtunesgirl Wed 05-Dec-12 14:22:45

How do people define slow / fast to talk? DH and I were discussing this last night as DD is definitely going to be on the slower side to walk but she talks for England.

EdgarAllanPond Wed 05-Dec-12 14:24:57

DD1 - three

her first word was 'dog' at 15 months. 'Daddy' happened at 18 months.

I know where I stand.

CalamityJones Wed 05-Dec-12 14:28:12

My 14 month old says mama, but she also says umma (which is her word for dummy) and they're pretty interchangeable. She can say also 'clock' almost perfectly. Odd child.

LemonBreeland Wed 05-Dec-12 14:31:48

DD is 17 months and was making mama sounds for a while but then suddenly a few weeks ago started saying Mummy all the time. It is quite funny as she never says it once. She says Mummy Mummy in a questioning tone exactly like her brother.

DeckTheHallsWithBartimaeus Wed 05-Dec-12 14:41:53

DS said "mummy" for the first time on December 2nd 2012 grin (aged 14 months 1 week)

He started saying "mama" around 10 months. It was definitely for me but also for babbling hmm

From about 13 months he reliably said "dadadadadada" (never just dada) for DH which is very odd as everyone calls DH "papa" to DS (DH is French).

We get an occasional "duh" for duck.

No other words, just babbling and experimenting with mouth shapes and curling his tongue.

So far he's said "mummy" twice, and both times were when DH took him out the room to change his nappy - cue DS struggling over DH's shoulder with his arms stretched out to me crying "mummmmeeeeee" grin

DS walked at 10 months and we're a bilingual household so we're not surprised that he's taking a while to speak. Would be nice if he could stop grunting for "yes" and whinging for "no" when we ask him questions though!

FredFredGeorge Wed 05-Dec-12 15:43:26

DD at 18 months says Daddy often, and other words but very rarely says mummy and almost never when mummy is actually there - she said it at about 14months one night when she woke up whilst she was at the pub out.

I think the resident parent who's always around just is as interesting to say!

BionicEmu Wed 05-Dec-12 16:31:40

DS's first word was "fish", when he was 18 months old. hmm Closely followed by dog, cat and daddy.

I think he was about 20 months before he said "mummy". He's now 2.1 and all I hear is "mummy, mummy, mummy..." For a little boy who was fairly late talking (he didn't babble, and was even referred to SALT at 13 months because of that), he's certainly making up for it now. Has hundreds of words, started talking in short sentences almost straight away, and has just started pretty much telling stories (well, he'll sit in his car and if you ask him what he's doing he'll tell you a great story - "DS going to shops. Buy cheese sandwich, strawberry yoghurt and 'nana. Then go nanny's house - long way, "DS" sleep in car. Play with nanny in garden, dig dig dig..." and on and on he goes.)

I remember reading somewhere that toddlers get to a point where they're like a sponge mopping up new words, and we're definitely there now, you have to watch what you say! I may have accidentally taught him "shit" I think "mummy" was at about the start of that. It was special because he was talking about me, but didn't seem as special as "daddy", because at that time he only had a few words at all. Your DS will get there soon!

PeazlyPops Wed 05-Dec-12 16:34:04

DS is 8 months and says mmmuh when he wants me, and dadad when he was DH, I'm not convinced its him trying to say words though.

PeazlyPops Wed 05-Dec-12 16:35:48

That should be WANTS, not was!

FeralGirlCambs Wed 05-Dec-12 18:08:25

Same here. Doggy at 15 mo (we don't even have a dog!), cat and daddy at 16, then wellies, duck, fire and finally, just before 18mo (ie three days ago, I'm still excited) mama

LaCiccolina Wed 05-Dec-12 18:10:09

Mama at 10mths. Was all she said til nearly 1. Took me weeks to realise she did in fact say mama and I wasn't mishearing!

Not until 19 months <still mentally scarred>

And I wasn't even there to hear it - I had left her for the first blimmin time ever to go to a friend's wedding... Apparently screamed said it non-stop until I got back all of about 14 hours later, shouted it once, joyfully, as she saw me walking down the drive, then didn't say it again until she was nearly two!

I was tempted to leave her with DH again just to get my name mentioned...

Hulababy Wed 05-Dec-12 18:37:08

6-7 months, but she began talking very early. Apparently so did I, as did my sister, and also my mum!

alto1 Wed 05-Dec-12 20:33:58

Dd was an early talker and she said Daddy at about a year but didn't say Mummy till she was over two.

She did say 'eemie' which seemed to be her word for me - hence my former nickname on Mumsnet.

FloralWellies Wed 05-Dec-12 20:36:59

DS is 2.1, has been saying Da-Da for months; no Mummy at all sad

Few words though, mainly Oh oh, Oh No or just plain No.
(Waiting for SALT appointment as eh is actually speech delayed)

Dd was nearly 2 1/2 before she said mummy, I ranked after the numbers one to 20, and all of the Teletubbies! But a few weeks before daddy smile

DD is nearly two and has only started referring to me as Mummy in the last month or two. It drove me mad for ages as she said Daddy and could even say the bloody dog's name (along with all her numbers, letters, animals, please thank-you etc) but she just looked blank if I tried to get her to say Mummy....

Got there in the end though and now she won't STOP saying it grin

MustafaCake Wed 05-Dec-12 22:08:19

PMSL at all these babies who ignore their mothers for ducks, dogs and Teletubbies!!!

Ungrateful little monkeys grin

Mustafa I tried to reassure myself that it was because I was such a constant in her life that she never had to refer to me by name grin

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