Baby speech milestones

Every parent can’t wait to hear what their baby’s first word will be (and secretly hope it will be ‘mama’). 

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By the time your baby is about to utter their first ever proper word, you’ve probably heard plenty of babbling and cooing coming from them which is all preparing them for that huge milestone – their very first word.

And although your baby’s pretty tiny right now, that doesn’t mean he’s not already trying to communicate with you. It’s just a case of him getting the hang of how everything works – and while it might seem like a bit of a one-sided conversation at times, you can definitely help him along.

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