For a little while now I have been repeating the word ''Mama'' to Alfie with the vague hope that he will at some point repeat it back to me. I did a quick search on the blog this morning to see if there was any mention of when Milo spoke his first words and annoyingly there wasn't! Why oh why didn't I mention this?! I don't remember anything when I don't blog about it!
This morning, as I said ''Mama'' for maybe the hundredth time to Alfie, he did indeed repeat ''Mama'' back to me. A very clear ''Mama!''. Needless to say I totally flipped out in excitement, spinning Alfie around the room. He's repeated it many more times today, but, and it's a big but, I can't really count it as a first word yet. I remember feeling this way with Milo. I just don't blimin' remember when I felt this way with him! Sorry, I'll get over that oversight in not writing about his first words. To me, a proper first word is when the baby/child starts to say the word of his/her own accord and use it to try and achieve something, whether it be to get an object given to them, or to simply achieve a response from you. What do you think? When do you count a word as a true 'first word?'
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