What was the first word of your baby?

@jonaida (574)
Philippines
July 4, 2007 12:24am CST
At first, I was trying to tell my baby say mama, but maybe she was too young to talk. It was when she was 5mos old that she said mama, it was really a nice feeling to hear her say those words.
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5 responses
• United States
5 Jul 07
My nephew's first words were Hi and Uh-oh... he's incredibly outgoing and accident prone, as I'm sure you can tell. My son's first word was Mada, which is what he yells when he wants me. I like it, Mada.
• United States
5 Jul 07
He can say "Hi Tony"! He was yelling it all this morning, trying to get the pacifer away from him. And he'll go over to the oven, look up at me and say hot. He's pretty much limited to 'h' words now. Blessed Be
@jonaida (574)
• Philippines
5 Jul 07
isn't it great to hear our babies speak our names or whatever they call us, for me I feel proud and it makes me want to hug my baby.
• United States
6 Jul 07
lol he says hot because I keep pulling him away from the oven and tell him no it's hot.
@nfhs79 (861)
• Malaysia
5 Jul 07
Ma (mum) hehe. Felt so happy. I hope she can speak well later.
@jonaida (574)
• Philippines
5 Jul 07
I'm sure she will as she hears you everyday teaching her the words. How old is your baby now? Mine is 7mos.
@sarry81 (84)
• Malaysia
4 Jul 07
baby always said mama at first because mama always beside them. Mama give them bath, mama give them milk and feed them, give them sleep, story to them ,talk and play together.
@jonaida (574)
• Philippines
4 Jul 07
yes and its a reward if the baby's first word is mama, isn't it?
@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
4 Jul 07
Dada was the first word that my son said LOL I'm sure it was mama but I was mistaken!
@jonaida (574)
• Philippines
4 Jul 07
It really causes some jealousy,huh? Me too, when my daughter first said mama, i looked at my husband and he seemed a little jealous, after that day, he began teaching our dughter to call him too,papa.
@vijigopi (991)
• United States
6 Jul 07
(Sigh!!)... both my children didn't say mama first... it was aaathai... and then thatha....thatha... the first means aunt and the second means grandfather. According to our tradition those are the first words that should be spoken by children(that's what my MIL told me anyway.. don't know if others practice the same way ;)). But the funny thing is I didn't teach my second one who is now 10 months old to say anything. He said it himself(how I wish I had taught him to say 'mama' first.. LOL). Anyway, my father-in-law is delighted to hear him say thathathatha whenever we chat with him online. Glad atleast they have something to feel good about although they have not been yet able to hold their grandson in their arms.