Your baby’s first word is an important milestone. After all that practice with cooing sounds and mouth movements, your baby finally utters his first actual word.
All babies are different, but babbling turns into real words somewhere between 9 and 18 months. Below is a list of the ten most common first words uttered. Is your baby’s first word on the list?
You might be surprised not to see "Ma" or "Mommy" feature on this list. That’s not because your baby prefers his daddy to his mommy, but rather because the d sound is easier for him to pronounce than the m sound. So don’t be disheartened if your little one can say a whole host of words from dog to duck before being able to say "mom". It’ll be worth the wait when he finally does.