Why every baby on earth says mama

When baby says mama or papa?

Sometimes baby says mama even when papa is holding him or her. It might be because baby wants some milk. Since mum is usually the primary caregiver, asking for ‘mama’ when hungry is only natural. But ‘papa’ can also satisfy baby’s hunger. Once babies realize that, they will also ask for ‘papa’ or ‘dada’. They are actually asking for their milk most of the time.

You can expect your baby to start saying mama around the age of one. Until then, babies have the ‘ga-ga’ talk, which is mostly vowels. Their first full word could happen at any time. Thus, talking to your baby in normal language stimulates speech development.

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