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#299 When your baby says, "mama" for the first time

Do not be fooled. Your baby understands much more than you think. While they may be playing with consonant sounds like, “bababa, gagaga, dadada, cacaca, or mamama”, they understand what they’re trying to say. Speech develops after comprehension. So she knows what’s up. Keaton said, “mamama” so many times, I’m convinced she knew I was mama, and was merely toying with me, getting me excited each time she babbled those sounds. I could see she was smiling at me, playing me like a tiny toy puppet. And then, one magical day, she looked at me and softly said, “Mama”. Did I die of complete joy and happiness? You bet your butt I did.


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