Why Is “Mama” the First Word for So Many Babies?

Tuesday, February 08, 2022
For many new parents, it’s awe inspiring when their little one achieves a first, especially speaking their first words. Most children start saying their first coherent words when they’re about one year old. Parents will have to wait until they’re 18 months to two years old for sentences, but even singular words are worth celebrating. Despite different languages and cultures, there are several words that are the most common for babies to say first. What makes these words likely to be a baby’s first? Read on to learn the linguistic backstory behind how young children develop language skills.... Read More