Out of the Mouths of Babes: Funny First Words

If Babies Could Text: Texts from the Crib
From the hilarious to the truly original, readers share their cutie pies' first words with us!
Courtesy of Amy Staley
Courtesy of Amy Staley

Baby's First Word

My oldest's was "poop" at 7 months.

— Amy Miner Staley

Courtesy of Shelley Rothstein
Courtesy of Shelley Rothstein

Baby's First Word

"Mo mo"...that was his version of Elmo! LOL!

— Shelley Bassik Rothstein

Courtesy of Jennifer Hepinstall-Batson
Courtesy of Jennifer Hepinstall-Batson

Baby's First Word

"Booby." My child was always hungry.

— Jennifer Hepinstall-Batson

Courtesy of Grace Christenson
Courtesy of Grace Christenson

Baby's First Word

"Oscar," which is the dog's name.

— Grace Christenson

Babies might not be able to speak in coherent sentences yet, but that doesn't mean they're not full of profound ideas. These deep thought texts from babies prove you're never too young to ponder life's big questions.

Courtesy of Stacy Gray
Courtesy of Stacy Gray

Baby's First Word

It was actually "fire truck" which sounded like "fire****. " We made her start saying "fire car" just until she could say truck but to this day everyone in the family still calls it a "fire car."

— Stacy Standifer Gray

Courtesy of Lisa Rotili
Courtesy of Lisa Rotili

Baby's First Word

"Gobble gobble"—it was around Thanksgiving!

— Lisa Rotili

Courtesy of Melissa Spencer
Courtesy of Melissa Spencer

Baby's First Word

Believe it or not she said "all clean" when she 2 1/2 months old and she would say it after every diaper change and bath but she would never say it when I tried to show someone so nobody believes me.

— Melissa Spencer

Courtesy of Tracy Creamer
Courtesy of Tracy Creamer

Baby's First Word

From the beginning, we would sign and say "all gone" when done eating. One day after dinner, "all gone" just came out!

— Tracy Fay Creamer

Courtesy of Nicki Mays McElreath
Courtesy of Nicki Mays McElreath

Baby's First Word

Son No. 3 signed his first word since he is deaf. He signed "more" when we were out to eat with some friends. It was so precious and special!

— Nicki Mays McElreath

Courtesy of Juanita Flores
Courtesy of Juanita Flores

Baby's First Word

"Balloon"

— Juanita Perez

Courtesy of Tara Taute Chiu
Courtesy of Tara Taute Chiu

Baby's First Word

"Fongool." I guess I said it way too much because I didn't want to say the other F-word in front of her and she picked that up instead.

— Tara Taute Chiu

Courtesy of Christy Ames
Courtesy of Christy Ames

Baby's First Word

"Ribbitt."

— Christy Ames

Courtesy of Lynn-Krug-Taylor
Courtesy of Lynn-Krug-Taylor

Baby's First Word

"Sit." That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

— Lynn Krug Taylor

Courtesy of ackie Colwell
Courtesy of ackie Colwell

Baby's First Word

"Arf, Arf!" He always talked to our dogs outside his bedroom window when he was supposed to be taking a nap.

— Jackie Colwell

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Baby's First Word

"Awuy." That was her saying "I love you." I said it to her morning, day, and night while she was awake and sleeping.

— Jessica Rodriguez

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Baby's First Word

"Shoes"—no joke. She is 2 now and that's still all she wants to play with! I may be in trouble during the teenage years! She would rather go to a shoe store than a toy store!

— Emily Smith

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Baby's First Word

"S**t." Seriously, my last kid didn't say one word until she was about 16 months old. She made sounds but never an actual word. One day at Walmart, I dropped my purse and everything fell out and into a puddle. I muttered s**t to myself, but she said it just as loud and proud as she could. Then she continued to say it, to everyone for several weeks.

— Stacy Minichello

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Baby's First Word

"I eat!"

— Briana Jenkins

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Baby's First Word

"Raiders suck."

— Joe N Joy Lieggi

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Baby's First Word

"SpongeBob."

— Rubi Rodriguez-Orona Pumpob

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Baby's First Word

"Tickle, tickle."

— Kelly Roos

All new moms anxiously await their babies' first words, but what if babies could text? Hint: It involves a lot of smiling poop emojis.

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