My 14 month old has a pretty good vocabulary for his age. However, it is a source of frustration for my wife that "mommy" (or some variation thereof) is not part of his vocabulary.
He says "daddy" quite often, which only adds salt to the wound, so to speak.
I have pointed out that while yes, he does have a decent vocabulary, but none of the words he knows include the "m" sound.
We've both been saying "mommy" quite frequently, but he just doesn't seem to want to say it.
He does make a "m" sound, but only when he's frustrated (it's more of a whining complaint beginning with "mmm", which does not make her feel any better).
Is it possible to encourage him to say "mommy", or does it simply have to wait until he is ready to learn it on his own?