Babbling is when repeated syllables are strung together, such as “ma-ma-ma-ma.” Babbled “words” often do not mean anything and are not associated with any one object, but are a way of practicing expressive communication. Babies exposed to sign-language often babble with their hands.

Babies begin babbling around 6 months old. Babies like to babble with their caregivers and will babble at themselves in a mirror. If your baby does not babble, consider discussing your concerns with your pediatrician or our Speech-Language Pathologists!

A baby in a grey onesie lies on their back on a light blue sheet. A speech bubble to their right reads "Ba-ba-ba-ba. Da-da-da."