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when do babies say bababa, dadad, mamama etc?

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smokesandmirrors Mon 13-Jun-11 15:48:48

daughter is noisy and makes lots of sounds - ahgo, ahga, he ha he etc etc - but hasn't done the babab dada mama etc. I read that maybe she should have by now? She's 6 months and 1 week....?

NotJoiningIn Mon 13-Jun-11 15:54:43

My DD is 7 months next week and she still doesn't make any babbling noises either. I would like to know the answer to this question too!

bruffin Mon 13-Jun-11 15:57:29

DS was 8 months when he started bababab. Remember it clearly as we had just arrived on our holiday and we were on the transfer bus.

jenrendo Mon 13-Jun-11 15:58:02

My DS is 8 months and only really started with dadadadada about a month ago, but has now in the last couple of weeks started baba and mama. It just depends on the child doesn't it? Some of his wee friends the same age are crawling and he isn't. I'm not worried. You're wee ones will babble soon!

JosieRosie Mon 13-Jun-11 15:59:26

No early development stages are set in stone. Children usually start sequencing sounds (baba, mama, dada etc) at AROUND 6 months of age, but there isn't a hard and fast rule for it. So don't worry! Chat to them lots during daily routines, they love the sound of their parents' voices. Holding them on your lap so they can see your face and copying the sounds that you make will encourage them to 'chat' more. Try extending what they say e.g. baby says 'ooh', you say 'boo-boo'. Have fun!

hazeyjane Mon 13-Jun-11 16:05:06

According to this developmental chart, the baba, dada, mama sounds are more likely around the 9 month mark.

Paschaelina Mon 13-Jun-11 16:08:32

Boy started with dadadada around 7 months, along with gaga, yaya, vava etc. No mama yet at 9 months.

Cosmosis Mon 13-Jun-11 16:33:01

DS has just this weekend started mamamama and babababa he’s 9m.

chocjunkie Mon 13-Jun-11 20:18:07

DD1 started quite early - at about 5 month. though didn't mean a lot. she is now 3.4 and has a severe speech and language disorder.
DD2 is 6.5 month and started with dadadada at 6 month, also a lot of ayayayaya. no mamamama yet.

Rubyabcd Mon 13-Jun-11 20:47:03

My dd was about nine or ten months!!

Mummyloveskisses Mon 13-Jun-11 21:06:09

DD and DS were both 8 months smile

Hulababy Mon 13-Jun-11 21:09:17

DD was 6 months. She did talk quite early though afaik.

Lovemy2babies Tue 14-Jun-11 11:03:54

My 13 month dd2 still dies not say mama or dada!

But will sat d for duck and ish for fish grin

Lovemy2babies Tue 14-Jun-11 11:04:13


notso Tue 14-Jun-11 11:15:46

DS2 will be six months and one week on thursday, he either does high pitched squeals or long eeyoreish "ooooohhhs".
I think DD was about 6.5 months and DS1 was more like 8 or 9 months.

littledid Tue 14-Jun-11 16:27:45

DS has been saying gaga, dada and mama for about 2 weeks now and he's 8 months old.

Wallace Tue 14-Jun-11 20:48:14

ds1, dd and ds2 were all about 5 ish months

ds3 was 3.5 months

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