The first word spoken by a child is always a big event, a story passed around sometimes for the rest of their life. We remember their first words and store them with the rest of our precious memories of them. It’s a time that can be enjoyed by anyone around, not just the mother or father. Parents often even compete to see who’s name is said first. Though some are greatly surprised by what sprouts out of their young ones mouth first…
Not mama, not papa. Ducks. This little kiddo was so in love with his rubber duckies that his first word was that very animal. He even said it around six months old! That’s some love right there.
Imagine being rejected as your child’s first word and being replaced with poop at the tender age of seven months. That one’s gotta sting mum.
I can already tell this one is a foodie. They loved drinking so much and were always hungry so I guess it makes sense.
This little one loved shoes so much that they were his first word. He would put them on and off, excited as he knew it meant going outside. His first ever semi sentence was “Papa shoes” too! How sweet.
Sorry mama and papa, sometimes your favourite toy is just more important and precious. This little tyke had their mother feeling like chopped liver for some time but they eventually got over it by the sheer cuteness of the situation.
You may have already noticed where this one went a little wrong. It unfortunately sounded a bit too much like “fire****” so her parents taught her to say “fire car” instead.
“First: Mama. Second: Dada. Third: Mess”
Ahh. The youngest always has to be different don’t they? And messy from the sounds of it! I can imagine this will become a story they will never let their kid forget no matter how old they get.
At 21 and a half months, this baby’s first words were “all clean”. It was the first thing she would say after every bath and nappy change, though he never did it in front of anyone else.
“Juice. Please. Dada”
In that very order, this one was getting his old man to bring him drinks like a little sir. When his mother asked him when he was going to say “mama”, he said it back easily, showcasing he already knew the word but felt no need to say it. This one gave me a right chuckle.
“Sock. Daddy. Gargoyle”
Yes you read that right. Gargoyle. It might not have been his first word but it most certainly is still an odd third word to say. Now grown up, he says his mother never lets him forget this fact. It seems she’s still a bit upset about her son saying gargoyle before mommy…
What was your little ones first word/ funny phrase? Let us know in the comments!
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