Some parents believe that talking to your baby like they are an adult is the right thing to do, so that they won’t talk like a baby themselves when they get a little bit older. However, this is not the case, when you talk to a baby it is good to use “baby talk”, it is high pitched so it is funny and keeps their attention better, it has exaggerated expression and it has clear pronunciation, and there are many pauses. This keeps the baby interested in you and what you are saying so they are more likely to pay attention and learn from you. If you talk to them like they are an adult, it is boring and they do not care what you have to say. When I was in middle school, my friends’ mother had a baby, and I would always talk to him like he was a baby and talk in the high pitched voice. They always got mad at me and told me to talk to him like he was an adult. The child is now 8 years old and talks like he is about 3. He was never exposed to the “baby talk” when he was really young, so now that is how he talks all the time. I think it is important to talk to your baby in “baby talk” while they are young so they learn from you.