• What you need to know about baby's first words

    15 days ago - By Today's Parent

    Many moms report that their baby's first word was “mama”-and Yvonne Edwards is one of them. Although, in her case, she recalls, “it was more like ‘mum-mum,'” which her baby, Bronwen, called from the crib at about six months old .
    “Mama,” along with “papa,” “dada” and “baba,” are typical first words of babies the world over, says Sharon Weisz, a Toronto-based speech language pathologist. But that's not because babies are recognizing or naming their parents. It's because those sounds are the easiest for babies to make. The m, p and b sounds-soon followed by d and g-are the first to form, and...
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