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Baby says ‘mama’ at 23 days old

Mother is stunned after hearing her newborn son saying ‘mama’ at 23 DAYS OLD

  • Baby made the ‘mama’ sound clearly while receiving a back rub in China
  • His family were amazed even though he had likely said it unintentionally 
  • An average baby says their first word intentionally at around one year old

An average baby starts to learn to talk at around one year old, but this newborn boy in China seems to be way ahead of his peers.

The child shocked his mother and nurses after apparently enunciating the word ‘mama’ at just 23 days old.

The boy’s mother said though her son was likely to have made the sound unintentionally, she and her family were still amazed by what they had heard. 

His mother said she and her family were amazed even the boy had likely said it unintentionally

The baby in China was having a back massage when he made the unusual sound of ‘mama’. His mother said she and her family were amazed even the boy had likely said it unintentionally

The baby ‘talked’ for the first time as he was receiving a back rub at a postnatal care centre in Changchun, northern China’s Jilin Province, on January 20. 

The unusual scene was captured in a video shot by the boy’s mother before being shared online. 

In the 10-second clip, the boy is seen being placed on his stomach on a table as a nurse massaged his back gently. 

All of sudden, the newborn is heard saying ‘aiya’, and his excited mother gushed: ‘This child is so funny.’

But seconds later, the boy suddenly called out ‘mama’, leaving his mother and medical staff completely stunned.

The boy's mother (pictured) told Jilin TV Station that her son could have made the unusual sound due to hunger. She said she had not fed him a lot of milk to prevent him from puking

The boy’s mother (pictured) told Jilin TV Station that her son could have made the unusual sound due to hunger. She said she had not fed him a lot of milk to prevent him from puking

The boy’s mother, who remains unidentified, told Jilin TV Station that her son had finished a swimming lesson that day. 

She said she had only fed him a little milk before the swimming class to prevent him from throwing up, and hunger could have been the reason for him to make unusual sound.

The new parent told reporters: ‘He had been crying before and during the massage.

‘Maybe he was angry (that I didn’t give him enough milk), and later suddenly made the sound (of “mama”).

‘Although it was not intentional, my husband’s family were very happy.’

Compared to other babies, the sound the boy makes is more tonal, according to nurses

Compared to other babies, the sound the boy makes is more tonal, according to nurses

Staff at the postnatal centre said compared to the other babies, the boy’s was able to make particularly tonal sound.

An average baby says his or her first word at around 12 months old and by 18 months old, a vocabulary of 10 to 20 words can be built. 

Commenting on the video clip, a doctor from Changchun Children’s Hospital agreed that the boy was making sound unintentionally. 

Dr. Zhang Xiaoming, the director of Department of Child Psychology at the hospital, told reporters: ‘Babies between one and two months old practise making sound with their vocal organs, such as their throat and lips.

‘Although this baby said “mama” very clearly, it was still an unconscious sound.’  

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