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Baby boy refuses to call mom ‘mama’: ‘I totally believe babies know what [they’re] doing’

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This mom can’t get her baby boy to say “mama” instead of “dada.”

It’s so many mother’s struggle: No matter how much “mama” cares for the little one, the infant still calls her “dada.” Babies begin babbling around 4 to 6 months to develop their language skills. For some children, like TikToker Jessica Angiolella’s son Antonio, “dada” is just easier to pronounce than “mama.”

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“Antonio, let’s try again,” Angiolella told him.

She held the baby boy in her arms, and they looked straight into the camera.

“Can you say, mama, mama?” she sang to him. “Can you say mama’s name?”

“Dada, dada, da,” he sung back to her.

“Yeah, thank you,” the mom said sarcastically.

The video racked up 2.5 million views on TikTok. People thought Antonio did a hilarious job of trolling his mama.

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“Did he sing it, too? OK, now I totally believe babies know what they’re doing,” a user joked.

“You carry them for nine months, and they come out calling ‘dada,'” another said.

“The absolute audacity of him singing it, too,” a person wrote.

Experts are split on whether or not “mama” or “dada” is easier for babies to say, while others think it’s highly individualized.

“Classic theories by the Russian linguist Roman Jakobson found that the sound of ‘m’ is easier for babies to make because they tend to do so when their mouths are fastened to a bottle or breast,” Yahoo Parenting said. “But according to Breyne Moskowitz, Ph.D., nasal sounds such as ‘m’ are actually more difficult. They’re more likely to utter the sound ‘da’ because doing so doesn’t require him or her to force air through the nose.”

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