Do you talk to your baby?

I will tell my 8 month daughter things like "Let Mommy go to the bathroom and then I will make you lunch." Or "Let's take Bubba to school, then we will go to the store, then it will be time for a nap." My husband does it too. We have a friend that never spoke to her child until she was learning how to talk on her own. At the age of 2 she had a 3 word vocabulary and couldn't string words together. My husband attributes that to the lack of communication when she was younger. Do you talk to your babies?

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Mom1Stepmom1

Asked by Mom1Stepmom1 at 2:12 PM on Oct. 9, 2008 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Why wouldn't you talk to your child? I've talked to my son since the day he was born! It helps them develop communication skills even if they have no idea what your talking about. Still to this day, my son is eleven months old and I have conversations with him, obviously no responses lol. But when he wakes up in the morning I ask him if he slept good, and do the same as you mentioned like mommy is going to go potty then she'll be right back with you to play. I talk to my child alot about things were doing/going to do and whatnot. I think talking to your child is CRUCIAL for their development in many different ways!
    Cadens_Mommy118

    Answer by Cadens_Mommy118 at 2:16 PM on Oct. 9, 2008

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  • i talk to my four month old.. give mama a minute ill go make yoru bubba.... talkign to then early helps then learn to talk sooner....
    SLVN_Jen

    Answer by SLVN_Jen at 2:14 PM on Oct. 9, 2008

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  • Of course I talk to my baby. Thats how they learn how to talk. No wonder your friends child couldnt talk, because the parents didnt talk to them.

    I sometimes think i talk way too much with/to my child. haha. But they can only learn what you tell them, so YES, talk to them. :)) And they love it.
    m.robertson811

    Answer by m.robertson811 at 2:14 PM on Oct. 9, 2008

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  • Absolutely! How else are they supposed to know words, how to speak? How to communicate? We narrate the things we do and describe the things he's seeing.
    musicpisces

    Answer by musicpisces at 2:14 PM on Oct. 9, 2008

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  • I talk to my son ALL the time...I do just what you do!!! It's very healthy for us parents to explain what we are doing...even though they can't understand they are still learning and slowly understanding communication!!!
    JessTorres

    Answer by JessTorres at 2:15 PM on Oct. 9, 2008

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  • I do :) I talk to her as though she would talk back, and in return at 5 months old she is making "word sounds" such as ba ba ba ba. I do strongly believe in not using baby talk when speaking to your child, as to not get them confused as to what sounds they should be trying to make.
    CarolynBarnett

    Answer by CarolynBarnett at 2:15 PM on Oct. 9, 2008

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  • yes, i beleive it helps in their learning to talk... and it's shows love for them!!! I love talking to them!!!
    momacowgirl

    Answer by momacowgirl at 2:18 PM on Oct. 9, 2008

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  • All the time. With my oldest I usually answered myself as I imagined he would.
    riotgrrl

    Answer by riotgrrl at 2:24 PM on Oct. 9, 2008

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  • Absolutely!
    Proudmommy312

    Answer by Proudmommy312 at 2:30 PM on Oct. 9, 2008

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  • I always talk to my babies. I answer myself for them, too. LOL.
    tyrelsmom

    Answer by tyrelsmom at 2:31 PM on Oct. 9, 2008

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