I loathe baby talk with the fire of a million suns. My mum, however, seems to think that it's the only way to communicate with DS. She's given herself the job of speaking to him exclusively in Portuguese so he'll be kinda sorta able to understand our side of the family. Unfortunately, she tends to slip into inspid baby talk and it drives me bonkers! He's a clever baby, I'm pretty sure he understands proper language rather than some made-up nonsense!
Makes me wanna give her a smacky wacky in the heady weady. Grr.
Now the question is, will my mum ever grow out of it? Or am I doomed to nonsensical blatherings forever?
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13-05-2013 10:25 #1
Baby talk. Stop it.
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13-05-2013 10:35 #2
Another here that hates baby talk My father used to do it when my first child was small and it drove me nuts. He did stop doing it as my kids got older though.
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13-05-2013 10:52 #3
Gosh if that's the worst of your problems with your mother then you are one lucky lady.
13-05-2013 10:54 #4
I remember reading somewhere that baby talk is very good for bub's developing brain.
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13-05-2013 11:00 #5
13-05-2013 11:01 #6
I kinda like baby talk! LOL.. Not the heady weady, baby waby stuff, but a milder form.. Almost everyone I know use some form of it with their bubs.. Even if it's just a silly voice when calling bub Mr Penguin Pants or something like that.. I think it's cute
13-05-2013 11:02 #7
My FIL still does it with DS and he's two! Drives me nuts.
13-05-2013 11:19 #8
It is supposed to be good for them, that's why the Teletubbies was a 'good' show' - apparently helps with development.
It drives me crazy, too, though! Does she speak Portuguese in baby talk? Have you let her know that he's going to grow up not understanding the real words because they don't sound the same as what she's saying?
13-05-2013 11:20 #9
From a linguistics perspective, yes "parentese" is great for language development. Can certainly understand why it drives you nuts though!
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