At around eight to ten months of age your baby is likely to imitate playful sounds made by family members. Your baby has now reached a stage when he will attempt to imitate adult sounds and also begin to create much longer sounds with more variations that are more like a conversational speech.
What you need to know
He will try to copy your speech by putting consonants and vowels together such as bah-bah or da-da or ma-ma. Babies make different sound to seek attention and at the same time continue to learn new skills through imitation. Imitation is a big part of his learning process at this age. It is very important to listen and respond to your baby’s babble for the improvement of his speech and language development.