Kristy - posted on 03/07/2011 ( 54 moms have responded )
So Im in the grocery store with my 1 y/o son and I hear a woman talking "baby talk" to a child, I turn smiling, expecting to see a newborn (were trying for another so I love to see newborns and think about my little guy when he was so small) but instead of an adorable little baby, I see a child who was probably older than my son (dont get me started on the binky that was in his mouth!) Needless to say the smile wiped off (and apparently I had a judgemental look on my face) because the woman flipped out on me!! (Honestly if I had a "woman what is wrong with you" look on my face, I didnt mean to show it.... Only think it!) I ended up walking away from the crazy lady throwing a fit in the middle of the aisle running her mouth about "how everyone does it" and "how dare I judge her" (keep in mind, I never even said a word! Nor would I have said anything since I had my son with me, and to act like that in front of children honestly says alot about someone.)
Personally, yeah I slipped up every now and again when my son was a newborn, who hasnt? But my son (who turned 1 only a couple of weeks ago) has a vocabulary of roughly 30 words, about 20 of them he uses on a DAILY basis... Am I proud, of course! Because I encourage him to talk instead of trying to talk down to him! Plus it helps to be able to understand a child when they dont have a pacifier stuck in their mouths and are trying to talk at the same time.... (Can you tell my son doesnt have a binky?) :-)
All in all, what is yall's take on "baby talk?"