When do babies start saying da da?? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 24 Old 10-04-2006, 05:52 PM - Thread Starter
Banned
 
ladybugamber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Habersham Ga
Posts: 278
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I know most babies say da da first... just wondering about how old they are when they start "talking". Anyone know??
ladybugamber is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 of 24 Old 10-04-2006, 06:08 PM
 
newbie_mary's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: C-ville, VA
Posts: 663
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Mine just started, and he is 6 months old.

Mary
newbie_mary is offline  
#3 of 24 Old 10-04-2006, 06:16 PM
 
ArtistMama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: CT
Posts: 336
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Dd actually said mama first, at around five months old. It was only a week or two before she said dada, though. As soon as she said dada, she stopped saying mama unless she was upset.

It wasn't too long before she started using both a lot, though.
ArtistMama is offline  
#4 of 24 Old 10-04-2006, 06:20 PM
 
Lolafanana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Lynbrook, Ny
Posts: 879
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Elaina started experimenting with saying dada at 5 months (about) and now at 7 1/2 months EVERYTHING is dada- the cat, the dog, daddy, mommy, the rug, my shoes- she's points at evrything and says da da da da da! It's very cute.
Lolafanana is offline  
#5 of 24 Old 10-04-2006, 06:28 PM
 
kate.first.babe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: chicago
Posts: 138
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
mine says a lot of gggguh and wahooooo but no sylables yet. She's 5 1/2 months.
kate.first.babe is offline  
#6 of 24 Old 10-04-2006, 06:36 PM
 
ArtistMama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: CT
Posts: 336
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Her third 'word' was 'Uh ohhh!' because her grandma kept saying it every time she knocked over a stack of blocks. She still says it all the time. lol

And, yes...everything became dada for a long time! Amazing how that's universal. Mama is definitely more particular...I think it's because they like us better!
ArtistMama is offline  
#7 of 24 Old 10-04-2006, 06:48 PM
 
Viriditas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 1,446
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ds also started saying mama first...around 6 or 7 months, I think. Dada came later. He's now 10 months and he still says both mama and dada a lot. I know he connects mama with me, but I don't think he has the dada=dh connection down yet.
Viriditas is offline  
#8 of 24 Old 10-04-2006, 06:48 PM
 
hapymom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 57
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My dd, has just started saying it around 6 mo now

Sooooo cute, now when is she gonna get started saying MAMA!!!!!
hapymom is offline  
#9 of 24 Old 10-04-2006, 06:53 PM
 
fenwickmama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Star City
Posts: 1,349
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
ds was 7 1/2 months and he said mama first but it wasn't connected to me at the time....

Kelly, :Mama to Kevin, 10/1/05 & Seth, 7/7/06. ::
fenwickmama is offline  
#10 of 24 Old 10-04-2006, 07:07 PM
 
Persephone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 3,651
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Dd started saying mama at 5 months- and meant me. Now, at 8.5 months, she still isn't saying da da, only a couple times! (poor dad! ) However, EVERYTHING is "buh?" or "buh!" It's cute. She also will whisper 'pah pah pah", and other "words" include "oob" and "voof". I'm so in love!
Persephone is offline  
#11 of 24 Old 10-05-2006, 04:49 PM
 
stlmomof2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 696
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Alex started saying "dada" at around 6 months and said it incessantly for months. By 10 months, though, she completely stopped saying it and it's all "mama" now. She calls both my husband and me "mama."

Mandy, mother to Alexandra (10/14/05) and William (12/21/07)
stlmomof2 is offline  
#12 of 24 Old 10-05-2006, 04:58 PM
 
Cloth4Colin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,111
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
DS was 6 months and he called us both that! LOL!
Cloth4Colin is offline  
#13 of 24 Old 10-05-2006, 04:59 PM
 
wirewendy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 523
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Haaa! For some reason, I just imagined that this question was inspired by your husband. Hee hee! My poor husband has been trying to get our daughter to say da da for 10 months now, but no such luck!
wirewendy is offline  
#14 of 24 Old 10-05-2006, 05:02 PM
 
sunnysideup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 3,348
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I think 5-7 months is usual.
sunnysideup is offline  
#15 of 24 Old 10-05-2006, 05:05 PM
 
Is3enough's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: I live in rainy Washington!
Posts: 534
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My little girl is 8 months and isn't saying dada or mama. She still oooooo's and ahhhhhs. She blows about a billion raspberries a day though!
Is3enough is offline  
#16 of 24 Old 10-05-2006, 05:16 PM
 
GooeyRN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 6,951
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
DD started saying dada at around 8 months. But it had no meaning. She started saying hi and mama around 10 months. They have meaning. She rarely says dada anymore. Its cute, she waves when she says hi. Yesterday she called me a bad mom. Thats the second time now. (she says it when she wants something I wont let her have) DH taught her that. :
GooeyRN is offline  
#17 of 24 Old 10-05-2006, 06:22 PM
 
Birth Junky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Beautiful Pacific NW
Posts: 1,939
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
DD just started trying to talk a few weeks ago (she is almost 7 months old). She "says" a few different sounds ("da") is one of them, but hasn't strung anything together into "dada"--she just crawls around going "da . . . da . . . da" or "buh . . . buh . . . buh". Cracks me up.
Birth Junky is offline  
#18 of 24 Old 10-05-2006, 09:50 PM
 
Faithful Mommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Orlando
Posts: 249
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My ds said da-da on the day he turned 6 months! It was the cutest thing! I know they don't know what it means yet but, he woke up, looked at his daddy, smiled, and said da-da........... I'm sure you can only imagine how big my dh head is

So now, that's all he says..... da,da,da,da,,da,da and sometimes we'll get a gooooooooo

I love it.... so cute!
Faithful Mommy is offline  
#19 of 24 Old 10-06-2006, 07:02 AM
 
cjuniverse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: In a quiet place.
Posts: 1,907
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ryo is almost 6 months now, about a month ago he said 'mama', but almost certainly by accident (wasn't directed at me, hasn't done it since).

About two weeks ago, he blurted something that sounded a lot like 'dada', but probably was just wishful thinking on our part (we cannot WAIT to see which one he says first...it's like a running bet!).

Anyway, nothing here yet. At the moment it's pretty much all 'ooh ooh' and 'uh uh' and giggles...which are totally cute anyway.
cjuniverse is offline  
#20 of 24 Old 10-06-2006, 08:37 AM
 
Kristi Down Under's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My baby girl (who is one year old today!) said Mama on Mother's Day at seven months old. She said Dada at 10 months followed shortly by Nana (her paternal grandmother). Her first word though was Bubba, which is what I called her from birth. She said that at about five months. Oh, she also started saying ne-ne, for nose at about 10 months. She is so awesome!
Kristi Down Under is offline  
#21 of 24 Old 10-06-2006, 09:05 AM
 
eirual's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: GTA, Canada
Posts: 4,314
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
DS started 'saying' mamamamama and dadadadada for fun around 6 mos, now at 10mos he actually uses it in the right context (most of the time), like pointing at a picture of DH and saying dadad....I don't know that he really does mama for me though.

Laurie, wife to guitar.gifDH (Aug/04), mom tobikenew.gifDS1 (Nov/05) and bfinfant.gifDS2 (June/12).

 

eirual is offline  
#22 of 24 Old 10-09-2006, 01:05 PM
 
2+twins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: At NPT
Posts: 3,460
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have 6 month old twins and one of them just started saying it (they other isn't very vocal yet).

Mama to four remarkable kiddos, all born at home.
2+twins is offline  
#23 of 24 Old 10-09-2006, 11:57 PM
 
forest~mama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Pacific NW
Posts: 1,260
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My dd said mama first at around 5 months. She soon followed with dada and nananana. She mostly says this and dada now with a few mamas in between.

aka ~lioneyes~ :: In love with DH :: DD 5 :: new sweet baby girl 3/14/2011~ both born at home in water
forest~mama is offline  
#24 of 24 Old 10-10-2006, 12:50 AM
 
DQMama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,035
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My dd was almost completely silent for 8 months. She never babbled to us or to her toys, never experimented with sounds. She stopped cooing at about 5 months.

Then on the day she turned 8 months she looked at me as I was about to put her in the tub and said, "Hi Mama!" Since that time (it has been about 5 weeks) she has added a couple of words a week. She says dada and mama to the right person, and says "hi," "bye bye," "duck," "tree," and a few others.

I was really worried that something was wrong because she was so so so quiet. But she was just taking it all in, waiting until she got it just right!

My son followed a more traditional pattern, cooing, then babbling, then getting the words right at around a year or even later, I can't remember. It is amazing how different and special they each are.
DQMama is offline  
Reply

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off