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Why "Dada" Comes Before "Mama"

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October 21, 2013
Why "Dada" Comes Before "Mama"

As your infant moves toward six months of age, she has much more control over her throat muscles and can make more pronounced vowel sounds, called fully resonant vowels. This is why so many of a baby’s first words start with "b" and "d": they’re the first proper consonants the muscles can make. So don’t feel bad when “dada” comes before “mama” – that “d” is easier to make.

 
 

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