Stop That Baby Talk: Why we never believed in baby talk and it paid off

So the other night while spending some downtime with the munchkin, I told her that I needed to unbraid her hair so that I could get it all done up for church the next day. The next thing that came out of her mouth nearly had me pee my pants. I was in total shock. What did she say? Well, take a look for yourself.

splendid-joke

First of all, you are only 4-years of age. What do you mean “Actually, I have a splendid idea?” Little girlllllll!!!!!! Though the conversation left me with my jaw open, it also made me very proud. My husband and I agreed from the very beginning of our pregnancy that we would not use baby talk with our munchkin. From birth, we have been talking to her like a normal human being {babies actually are little humans}. We knew she probably had no clue what we were saying, but we wanted her to familiarize herself with how her mommy and daddy communicate to her. None of that coochie-coochie-coo or goo goo gaa gaa business.

We wanted her to be able to express herself in a clear manner. BOY DID WE GET WHAT WE WANTED AND MORE. Sometimes, I have to remind myself that she is 4-years old and to not get into a debate with her. She pushes it sometimes, but I know that she will be able to share her opinions in a way that others will be able to understand. This was really important to me because live a world of bullies and I want my baby big girl to be able to tell me or daddy what is going on so that we can cut someone handle it.

Please keep in mind that this post is in no way meant to knock anyone who uses baby talk. However, if it is the only way that you communicate with your baby 24/7, then that may prove to become a problem down the line. You can still cuddle and rub noses while actually saying “I love you”.  I know I am in for a ride with my little munchkin especially since she will be starting big girl school {kindergarten} this fall. Lord, help us!

How did/do you communicate with your baby? What are your thoughts? Comment below and let us know!

 

 

 

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