Babies Milestone: When do Babies Speak First Words
Wondering what will be your baby’s first words? Will those be ‘dada’, ‘papa’ or ‘mama’. Read through this article to get the complete understanding on how and when do babies speak first words.
Generally, babies start to use their lips and tongue to make sounds like aah’s, ooh’s. Soon after babies can speak their first words like ‘dada’, ‘mama’ etc and at the age of 2 years, they should be able to start joining, forming and speaking two to three-word sentence.
How to get Your Baby Talking: Babies First Words?
From the beginning, babies listen closely to the sounds around them and then start to understand their meanings. Babies speak first words like their name, name of people around and familiar objects, anywhere after reaching 9 months of age and there are a lot of things that you can do to help your baby talking. Few of those are
- Talk to your baby as much as you can
- Speak slowly and clearly the names of objects and people around
- Focus on single words
- Repeat words and make sure your child listens to them
- Applause and smile back once your baby tries to repeat sounds to encourage
There is no fixed window when babies speak first words, so don’t worry even if your baby is not talking first words. Some babies speak first words by 9 months whereas for some it may take up to 18 months. You need to understand, not all children are same and have their own pace of learning.
To help babies speak first words, it is important that you first understand the current stage in which your baby is. The Step by Step Stages on baby talk will help you in this. Read through it to get benefited with the information provided.