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Aibu to believe my 4 month old is saying 'hello'

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Beansprout30 Sat 26-Nov-16 18:01:05

What age do babies normally pick up words? I swear to god my lg Is say 'herro' after daddy has been saying it over and over.. along with mama. I didn't think this could happen for months yet??

PacificDogwod Sat 26-Nov-16 18:02:34

He is a genius! grin

Mishegoss Sat 26-Nov-16 18:04:03


Blossomdeary Sat 26-Nov-16 18:07:13

Believe what you will! - I am sure that you are absolutely right that he is a genius!

Boundaries Sat 26-Nov-16 18:07:55

She is not talking. You're looking at another 13/4 months or so. Then give it another year and you'all begin wishing you hadn't taught her...

You are not UR to believe it though. grin

Soubriquet Sat 26-Nov-16 18:08:08

He's probably mimicking the sounds you are making even if he doesn't understand what he is saying

Still very clever at 4 months

DrWhooves Sat 26-Nov-16 18:10:48

My DD made a sound that was very like "mum" from a few weeks old but I know it was just baby babbling. She didn't start doing it consistently until about 9 months and then it was "dada" when DH came in from work.

Charley50 Sat 26-Nov-16 18:31:58

Ha!! Yanbu. My DS said 'herro' at 12 weeks. He only did it once (at that age) but he was watching me say hello hello to him, and responded with 'herro'! Two baby geniuses! (Geneii?)

Awwlookatmybabyspider Sat 26-Nov-16 18:35:26

I definitely believe you. My dd started saying 'Hiya' from 9 weeks old. And hasn't shut up since. She even talks in her sleepgrin

FuzzyCustard Sat 26-Nov-16 18:51:12

My cats can say hello. OK, it sounds like mew- new but the inflection and context are perfect!

crashdoll Sat 26-Nov-16 18:56:30

YANBU but be aware that I allegedly said my first word at less than 5 months and I am most certainly not a genius.

frikadela01 Sat 26-Nov-16 19:00:03

My 5 month old makes sounds like herro, mamma and dadda. But they are just that.. sounds. hes a genius really

Bertucci Sat 26-Nov-16 19:01:59

So sweet!

My ds could say 'hiya!' at 6 months.

TotallyOuting Sat 26-Nov-16 19:09:14

Mothers are referred to as mama/mummy etc because that is a natural noise that babies make. That is how the word came to be associated with mothers. It is not likely to be your child knowing and producing a word at this stage.

Can't answer you on 'herro', though!

bigredfireengine Sat 26-Nov-16 19:16:07

My cat used to say hello. I really wish.I had filmed him- he would have made me a fortunate.

raviolidreaming Sat 26-Nov-16 19:18:07

My cats can say hello

My cat says hurry!

PhilODox Sat 26-Nov-16 19:24:03

DS said his first word at 5months... which was a surprise as DD left it until 19mo!

goose1964 Sat 26-Nov-16 19:25:43

My vat used to stand by the catflao and say me out

Cuttingthecheese Sat 26-Nov-16 19:30:46

Yanbu, DS2 is 4 months old and he tries to copy the sounds I make. However don't be so silly as to think he understands wink

Beansprout30 Sat 26-Nov-16 19:34:34

Even if she's just mimicking me im just amazed how clever they can be so young!

Chuckling at the talking cats grin

Ledkr Sat 26-Nov-16 19:36:22

My dd made a "quack quack" sound in the right places in the song five little ducks.
She was number 4 so I was way past trying to have a genius child grin

Namejustfornappies Sat 26-Nov-16 19:36:27

Lol ds also tries to copy - he's 4 months and does a pretty good "yeah". You can get him to agree to anything, it's brilliant!
Me: ds, should I eat the rest if this chocolate?
Ds: yeah
Me: let's not tell your sisters
Ds: yeah, drool... grin. (can you tell I'm a bit delirious with sleep deprivation? grin)

He also copies a good "herro".

I don't remember his older sisters making noises like this at this age - they just made a funny chirruping sound for months confused then both started talking at 9-10 months. Neither really babbled.

Mungobungo Sat 26-Nov-16 19:40:41

It's called 'Echolalia' and is the basis of formation of vocal language. So she possibly is attempting to form words said to her repetitively, but doesn't understand its meaning.

Scaredycat3000 Sat 26-Nov-16 22:40:30

My DS did said the same around this time, but in the waiting room at the baby clinic to a couple of HV's. A couple of months later a different HV told me about this amazing baby a few months earlier that had said 'Hello', so I introduced her to the talking baby grin

user1477282676 Sat 26-Nov-16 22:46:19

"Herro" grin Love it! It's possible...some can imitate at this age.

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