Mum Shocked When Four-Month-Old Son Appears To Tell Her To 'F*** Off'
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A mum was surprised when her four-month-old son appeared to tell her to 'f*** off', after she'd pointed out that he had something on his face.
Charlotte Hazell, from Brighton, filmed her young son Reuben as he was lying down, zooming into his face while telling him: "You've got a bogey."
Being four months old, Reuben is unable to defend himself through the mode of speech - but he is able to let out a whispering noise, which Charlotte is convinced sounds like he's telling her to 'do one'.
The mum was shocked to hear what she thinks sounded like 'F*** off' come out of Reuben's mouth, clearly unimpressed by being told he had something up his nose.
Charlotte said: "Well it sounds like he tells me to do one... but whether that is what he was actually trying to say I do not know!"
Given that he's only a few month old, it's fairly unlikely that he did whisper an expletive at his well-meaning mother.
But other parents have reported similar scenarios with their young'uns - including a couple in Cheshire, who believe their eight-week-old newborn said 'hello'.
Caroline, 37, and Nick, 36, were both shocked and delighted when little Charlie John Taylor-Mullington spoke his first word at such a young age, and managed to capture the moment on camera.
Mum Caroline said: "It was magical. We had tears in our eyes. We were just in utter shock!
"My husband Nick had Charlie in his arms and was just saying 'hello' slowly to him. I think he loves Nick's deep voice.
"Charlie was saying 'hello' back a few times and we just decided to film it as we couldn't believe he was really talking."
According to Pampers, babies normally start saying their first words between 12 and 18 months - although it does vary.
"It's impossible to know exactly when, but sooner or later - usually around your baby's first birthday - two or three baby words may start to emerge from all the babbling," the Pampers website says.
"Your baby's first words might be 'ma-ma' or 'da-da' for example, but it's also common for these first words to include something else like the name of a family pet, a familiar object like 'drink' or a favourite toy.
"Around this time, much of your child's communication will still be babbling or other cues like laughing, crying, pushing and pointing, but your baby will probably understand much more than you think, and he or she will be learning new words from one week to the next, opening up a whole new form of communication for your little one."