When was your child's first word?

@4cuteboys (4102)
United States
April 8, 2007 8:47am CST
And how old were they? Just wondering! Also how did you know it was REALLY the first word, and not just the typical baby babbling? THANKS!
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@sunup13 (420)
• Canada
9 Apr 07
My daughter said mama just a few weeks ago for the first time, I posted about it because I was so excited. And then again this week. She is five months old. She only says it when she's getting a little whiny and I am not there to cuddle her to sleep. This last time I was running errands and she was in the car with my grandparents. I guess she got sooky because she was tired and I had been gone for 20 minutes and she looked at my grampy, out the window and then back at him and said mama without any other babbles and then fell asleep a few moments later.
• Philippines
9 Apr 07
my baby's first word was papa when she was 8mos old...she babbled words like latlatlat when she was 5mos old...i was really really happy when i heard her talk...
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@ladyljs (1303)
• United States
9 Apr 07
Other than the typical da da and mummmm my twins were; boy: KA for hot girl: mooky for milk i even took the time to write down each word as they came out...there are some really funny ones! Interesting how we know what they are saying, and others look to us clueless and say "what did they say?" I miss those days! Now we just get the "look"! good question!
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@muscare (3069)
• Australia
8 Apr 07
My son was 10 months old, and he said Dad-Dad. We know it wasn't just baby babble, because he never said it to anyone else, only when he looked at me. Of course, being such a proud Dad anyway, that just made me even happier. He said Mum-Mum about a month later!
@mememama (3077)
• United States
8 Apr 07
he said "dada" at around 6 months, but then it was just all babbles until he was a year old. He was at my parents, he was blocked off from their dogs, so he stood at the baby gate yelling "doggydoggy" for 5 minutes.
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@wachit14 (3600)
• United States
8 Apr 07
My oldest was only seven months old when he said his actual first word. It was about three o'clock in the morning and I as trying to get him to go back to sleep. I was having too good of a time playing and he looked right at me and said "yes".
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@carlaabt (3505)
• United States
9 Apr 07
My son's first word was Woodo, for our dog Trixie Woodle. He was soo excited when she looked at him when he said it. It was followed closely by the name of the other dog and the cat. Then he said Da-ey. He didn't learn to say Mama until word 11 I think. It seemed to take forever!
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13 Apr 07
My baby's first real word was 'bye' and he would wave with it, which showed he understood what he was saying. he was around 1 when he said this. Though a lot of people say babies say mamamama and dadadada I still see that as babbling. Its not always clear it is a real word
@smartmom (827)
• United States
8 Apr 07
My thirteen-month-old son's first word was "Hillary", which I thought was hilarious. It was on the day that Hillary Clinton anounced that she had set up an exploratory committee to figure out whether or not, she should run for president. This was something I, as a children's rights activist, had waited for in a long time, so when I heard the news, I was jumping up and down. My oldest son came to join me in jumping up and down, and we were shouting out "Hillary for president!!" My oldest son started yelling "Hillary, Hillary", and all of a sudden, my youngest son began as well. Therefore his first word was Hillary. My oldest son's first word was Tak, which means Thank you in Danish. No one would believe me that he was actually saying thank you, but one day my sister-in-law heard it as well, and from then on people believed us.