By the time baby is 4-6 months, they should be babbling. It’s a milestone!

The sound baby makes before they say their first words is known as babbling It should seem like they have a lot to say – but you can’t understand any of it! Babbling lets baby get used to using their mouth, make sounds, and learn communication patterns. This is the beginning stages of talking!

Babbling is a stage of early language development when baby uses consonant sounds such as, “ma”, “da”, or “um.” Repetitive babbling occurs next (for example, “mamama”). Finally, baby will combine a variety of sounds (e.g. mabaga”), which is called variegated babbling.

If baby isn’t beginning to babble by 7 months, talk with a healthcare provider