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Does 8- to 12-month-old babies string sounds into words?

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Did baby say her first word? Was it "dada"? If so, don't take it personally, Mom. She's stringing sounds together now, and "m" is harder to pronounce than "d." In fact, she probably stumbled upon "dada" by accident. But very soon she'll be saying both "mama" and "dada" and meaning it.

SOURCES:

Healthy Children: "Developmental Milestones: 12 Months;"  "Emotional and Social Development: 8 to 12 Months; "  "Cognitive Development: 8 to 12 Months;" "Language Development: 8 to 12 Months;" and "Physical Skills: 8-12 Months."

Texas Department of Health: "Healthy Start, Grow Smart: Your 10-Month-Old."

KidsHealth: "Feeding Your 8- to 12-Month-Old;" "Learning, Play, and Your 8- to 12-Month-Old;" "Communication and Your 8- to 12-Month Old;" and "Movement, Coordination, and Your 8- to 12-Month Old."

CDC: "Milestone Moments."

 

 

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on October 25, 2017

SOURCES:

Healthy Children: "Developmental Milestones: 12 Months;"  "Emotional and Social Development: 8 to 12 Months; "  "Cognitive Development: 8 to 12 Months;" "Language Development: 8 to 12 Months;" and "Physical Skills: 8-12 Months."

Texas Department of Health: "Healthy Start, Grow Smart: Your 10-Month-Old."

KidsHealth: "Feeding Your 8- to 12-Month-Old;" "Learning, Play, and Your 8- to 12-Month-Old;" "Communication and Your 8- to 12-Month Old;" and "Movement, Coordination, and Your 8- to 12-Month Old."

CDC: "Milestone Moments."

 

 

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on October 25, 2017

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