There's a reason that babies usually say 'dada' first and it's actually a good thing for mums
Isn't it always the way?
I'm not saying that dads don't pull their weight... but seriously?
Morning sickness, back pain, needing to pee constantly, topped off with painful contractions and childbirth and yet when it comes to baby's first words we never get a look in.
It's always 'dada'.
Even my own mum complained that after a stressful pregnancy and an emergency section, all I was bothered saying was 'dada'.
It's just not fair is it?
One reason why babies tend to call for their dads first is because of how close they are to their mothers.
Sounds complicated? Bear with us...
Babies who feel connected and bonded with their mums usually don't bother calling because they know that she is always around.
I've noticed this myself with my own daughter. She's managed to say several words including her brother's name which is much more difficult to say that mama.
One of the few times she actually called out for me was when she woke up from a nightmare and couldn't see me straight away.
She's very much a mummy's girl so I think this theory may be in the right ball park.
So there you have it mums.
We are not an after thought when it comes to our babies, it actually means we've made them feel so safe and secure around us they don't need to call for us.
I'm going to be honest though, would still be nice to hear the odd 'mama' from time to time. Did your child say 'dada' first or did they have a different first word?