If you tune in to your baby's babble in the coming weeks, you may just recognise a word or two. Babies usually say their first words some time between nine and 15 months. Even if your baby isn't saying actual words, she still enjoys using her voice and will express herself in other ways. This may be by shouting for your attention, screaming in frustration or holding her arms out for a cuddle. A game of peek-a-boo is a great way to keep her occupied at the moment. She will probably play along happily now instead of just watching you.