We know you’re guilty. When you’re alone with your baby you secretly say, “mama,” or “dada” over and over hoping that your little nuggets first word will be calling for you. Are we right? One of America’s funniest dads, Jimmy Fallon, does it too and he wrote a sweet baby board book all about it. Read on to see why you may want to gift the new dad in your family with a copy of Your Baby’s First Word Will Be Dada to enjoy with his baby this Father’s Day.


The Plot Thickens

Your Baby’s First Word Will Be Dada is a simple little story. The baby book features a bunch of baby animals and their dads. The dad animals say, “dada,” and the baby animals reply with a moo, quack, woof and so on. Keep reading to find out if any of the animals say the coveted d-word first. You’ll get a laugh out of it and Baby will enjoy hearing and eventually learning the sounds different animals make.

Did It Work?

No. At least not for Fallon. He admits that his first born daughter Winnie’s first word was, “mama.” Luckily, he’s got one more chance as daughter number two, Frances, hasn’t reached talking age yet. As with any milestone, it seems your baby will walk when he’s ready, speak words when he wants to and in the order he sees fit. There’s no harm in trying though!

Your Baby’s First Word Will Be Dada is available for pre-order on Amazon.com, $7.99. Release date is set for June 9 – so you can get it just in time for a cute first Father’s Day gift from Baby.

What was your baby’s first word? Share your story below.

–Julie Seguss