For those who already have children...

@lingli_78 (12834)
Australia
October 14, 2008 3:48am CST
can you still remember what is the first word that your child say when he/she is learning to speak??? and how old is your child when he/she manages to speak his/her first word??? i am just curious because according to the research, they say that the first word that the baby says is mummy or daddy because these two words are the easiest to be digested by the baby's brain and they contain the same syllable (like in my language, we call our mum 'mama' and dad 'papa')... do you agree with this??? i don't have any children yet... so i can't say anything about this result... but for you who already have children, can you please share your experience??? what is the first word that your baby utter??? thanks in advance for responding... take care and have a nice day...
3 responses
@mjmlagat (3171)
• Philippines
15 Oct 08
In all my kids, I could still remeber that the very first words they mumbled were mama & papa, it's just a wonderful feeling!As to the age they first uttered words, it varied because my second child talked when he was still nine nine months old--never been a lisper! He is the "talker" now of the family.
@lingli_78 (12834)
• Australia
17 Oct 08
thanks for responding... yes, it must be a wonderful feeling when we heard our baby called us 'mama' for the first time. i'm just wondering the reason why 'mama' and 'papa' are the first words that the baby say... take care and have a nice day...
@aseretdd (13732)
• Philippines
15 Oct 08
I remember my daughter's first word was "Mimi"... that is her own version of Mommy... she was like 10 months then... after that she was able to say daddy clearly... the Mimi stayed on for a few more months... until she finally learned how to say Mommy clearly... but i would have loved it if she kept on calling me Mimi...
@lingli_78 (12834)
• Australia
17 Oct 08
thanks for responding... that is really cute that your daughter call you 'mimi'... ever wonder why it is the first word that she says??? take care and have a nice day...
@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
14 Oct 08
I think the research is true that the words of endearment to their parents is the first word that babies say, not only because they are easy on the brain but because these words are the ones they always here. like here in m household, my youngest who is now 5 months old still can't mumble anything but the first person he recognize (well except me of course) is daddy, it was like where is daddy and he would tun his face to their dad, well because we always speak of him and call him and now he also know where is his two older brother. Even in some where there are other words for mom and dad, it is still the first word babies would say, like here in my country, a term for mother is nanay and tatay for dads, and that would be hard to mumble for infants, and yet it is the first word that babies will say.
@lingli_78 (12834)
• Australia
14 Oct 08
thanks for responding pehpot... oh yes, may be it is because those are the words that parents always say many times to their children since they are babies... so these words caught into their brains very easily compare to other words... and babies spend lots of time with their parents as they are still very dependent on the parents for everything... take care and have a nice day...