How to get 8 month old daughter to say "Mama" before wife's birthday?

Our daughter is 8 months old and my wife's birthday is 2 weeks away and I thought it would be a great birthday present if I could get our daughter to say "mama" for her birthday. She is our first child. She is very attached to my wife, but has yet to say "mama" or "dada" and I... show more Our daughter is 8 months old and my wife's birthday is 2 weeks away and I thought it would be a great birthday present if I could get our daughter to say "mama" for her birthday. She is our first child. She is very attached to my wife, but has yet to say "mama" or "dada" and I would love to make my wife really happy and have her learn it/say her "mama". Would it be easier for her to say "mama" or "mommy"? How should I help her learn how to say it? Any suggestions?
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