My 7 month old has started to say Ma ma ma! Did yours do this?:

@Sissygrl (10999)
Canada
February 26, 2007 1:28am CST
Did your kids start off saying MA ma ma mama when they were crying ? she calls me like that, i think its cute, but when will she start to say it when she's NOT crying lol!?
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@CatEyes (2449)
• United States
27 Feb 07
Each child is different so it will depend on her. I know my son talked early and walked at 8 months then stopped talking as much. The doctor said that it was normal when he did this. He used to do the mama thing also, but it did not take too long for him to say it all of the time. I know that the more I wanted him to, the more stubborn or less likely he was to say it:) so like a baby, right?
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@Sissygrl (10999)
• Canada
27 Feb 07
lol! too true! I dont push her to say it but i asked her about once a day if she can say it. i dont wanna rush her. all in good time :)
• United States
27 Feb 07
Too cute! Your lucky, all mine said da da first! As far as saying it when shes not crying or wanting something, well it might be awhile. My youngest is almost 16 months and I hear mama the best and loudest when he is upset and crying! Thats when they need you the most I guess!
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@Sissygrl (10999)
• Canada
27 Feb 07
yea, I am the one she is around 24-7 and i talk about myself in third person to her alot, so maybe that helped lol. i point to her when i say her name and when i say my name i try to point to me so that she understands. I dunno if its working or not but its worth a shot ;0)
• United States
26 Feb 07
Yes, mine did it too. It's a thrill, isn't it. Enjoy every moment with her, as she will be older in a wink of an eye. Do you have a book to write down all her firsts and the dates? It's really fun to do, and look back on down the road.
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@Sissygrl (10999)
• Canada
27 Feb 07
Yes i have two, one that i bought and one that my mother in law got for her. so i'm just filling out both as i go :) I enjoy it.
@sahira (1072)
• Philippines
26 Feb 07
yes my son started saying that when at that age,i really feels good.whenever he cries,he always say that and that means either he's hungry or sleepy.And now he is 9 onth old,he can say also tatatata,babababa...he dances when he heard music.very funny.
@Sissygrl (10999)
• Canada
27 Feb 07
awww I hope mine takes an interest in standing soon, she doesn't have a bit of interest in it now. I guess from what i hear from others though i CAN wait! lol standing then running rihgt ?
@carlaabt (3508)
• United States
26 Feb 07
My son started that way, too. I was pretty bummed. His first word was Woodo, for our dog Woodle. Then he learned the other dog's name. Then Daddy. And then the first time he ever said "Mama" it was while he was crying!! After about three weeks of crying it, he started saying it without crying, though. And while he was crying it, I just kept telling myself, "Well at least I know it's Mommy that he wants instead of Daddy! He knows Mommy gives more comfort!" :) But now when you ask him, who does Elliott love? He always answers "Mommy and Woodos!" So he more than makes up for the only saying my name when he cries thing now.
@Sissygrl (10999)
• Canada
26 Feb 07
LOL that is a very cute story! thank you for sharing that, it made me smile :)
• United States
26 Feb 07
My son did that at first as well. I just kept refering to myself as mama and within a few weeks he started calling me mama. Im sure she will start soon :)
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@Sissygrl (10999)
• Canada
26 Feb 07
Thank you. i will keep trying to encourage her by pointing to myself when i say mama
• United States
27 Feb 07
My sons were about 6 moths old and they all said dada first
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@rhinoboy (2129)
26 Feb 07
My baby is 5 months and still makes only gneral noises. She laughs a lot and loves to make gurgling sounds in her throat. We've been encouraging her to say Mama and Dada, but she hasn't copied our sounds yet. I just can;t wait until she says her first words.
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• United States
27 Feb 07
yeah.. it's so neat when they start mouthing sounds and they come out to sound like words! LOL Unfortunately at this point they probably don't even come close to knowing that they're "talking".. only that they're making sounds.
• United States
27 Feb 07
Yes I believe my 3 kids' first words were mama. It's probably the easiest thing to say and for survival purposes too I believe. I'm not sure if they really mean mother or maybe it's a moan when they don't feel good.