I didn’t know about this until a few years back when I heard about a study that showed that baby talk is actually good for your kid’s development. I think that for some time people frowned upon the practice thinking that it made children slower to speak. But it’s good to know that the opposite is true!
Researchers at the University of Washington and University of Connecticut examined thousands of 30-second snippets of verbal exchanges between parents and babies. They measured parents’ use of a regular speaking voice versus an exaggerated, animated baby talk style, and whether speech occurred one-on-one between parent and child or in group settings.“What our analysis shows is that the prevalence of baby talk in one-on-one conversations with children is linked to better language development