can't stand baby talk

Canada
June 3, 2009 2:36pm CST
i can't stand using words like buba in stead of bottle or wawa for water and so on. this drives me insane. i always used real words with my daughter and it wasn't harder for her to use the real words versus the baby talk. actually i think it worked out better, this way she didn't learn a fake word and then had to relearn the real word later on. why do people do this i wonder? kids are a lot smarter than that
6 responses
@Jae2619 (1484)
• United States
5 Jun 09
We speak to our children as they are adults. It helps them understand phrases better than being spoken to in baby talk. My son who is 6, has a huge array of words that most children his age doesn't know, or has no clue what they mean, because of what we have taught him by talking normal to him. My little girl who's 20 months old is the same way, which i love. I an mot much of the not talking stage, or not being able to understand what they are trying to say, it drives me nuts. My mother in law sometimes will use baby talk, and we have to tell her no, please don't do that.
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@sunshine4 (8708)
• United States
4 Jun 09
I totally agree with you! I can't stand it when I hear parents or others speaking to little ones in baby talk. Now my daughter is 8, she is starting to talk in baby talk and it drives me crazy! She starts talking and all of the sudden it is all mumbly. I tell her that I can't understand baby talk so if she wants to talk to me do it the right way.
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@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
4 Jun 09
i dont use baby words too. kids grow up and getting used to those baby words when they can be taught of the real words. it is much cool to hear a kid who speaks like an adult than kids who speaks baby words that they grow up to age 7 still using those words. kids are smart i agree with that so need not to teach them baby words. they can cope with real words.
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@Mooxie (2)
• United States
3 Jun 09
Well I don't have any children yet, but I have always had a fascination with children. Those I meet tend to become very attached to me and sometimes listen to me more than their own parents. I try to use this to my advantage to teach them and find out what mistakes their parents are making. I believe children create their own language when they first begin to talk. My fiance's little brother is only two and goes back an forth between english and complete babble, but it sounds as though he is really trying to talk about something with you. He is incredibly smart. I believe that most parents don't know how to properly handle their children and end up falling for just giving into them whether it be with words or actions. He has a hard time pronouncing the ends of the words. His parents will usually give in to his pronunciation, where I tend to repeat the word and break it down into syllables to improve his speech. It goes the same for when he's crying or throwing a tantrum they will yell or give him something to be quiet, where I would just talk to him and tell him he knows not to do that. Parents who don't take the necessary time to develop their children will see their issues later in life.
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@magrylouyu (1630)
• United States
3 Jun 09
I completely agree with you. I did the same thing with my children. At first you know they did say "baba" on their own when they were 7 months but saying "Bottle" every time she said baba she soon learned how to say it the right way. Kids are alot smarter then what people put them out to be.
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@angelsmummy (1700)
3 Jun 09
I always use proper words for my daughter as I was 9 when my brother was born and because I used to baby him alot he had to go to speech therapy. He couldnt pronounce words as I had taught him worng. My mother always spoke to him properly but he looked up to me and copied me. My daughter is 1 in 9 days and she has brilliant language skills, she can string sentances together and let me know exactly what she wants!