First words are words parents give to a child’s (or a mama’s) biggest needs: NO. MORE. DADA. are often a child’s first words! The “D” sounds seem easier for little tongues than some other sounds. Some children start by saying one word, others babble in fake sentences that have all the sounds, but no words. Carter is a babbler. He seems to have a first sentence: DO DO DAT. We think it means the same thing as NO and “Don’t do that.” We are not entirely sure about that, but we pretend to know what he is saying.