WHEN your kids are first learning new words it can be tempting to baby talk to them.
But according to this expert that's exactly what you should avoid doing if you want your kids to develop properly.
Parenting expert Dr Kristyn Sommer, who earned her PHD in child development, took to TikTok to share why she never does this with her daughter.
No goo-goo-gaga for this mum, Kristyn says she would never recommend baby talk with your kids, even if they are still a baby.
The pro said that doesn't mean she chats to her daughter the same way she'd talk to an adult, she still slows down her speech and elongates sounds to make sure her daughter understands.
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One of the biggest mistakes parents make when baby talking with their kids is repeating mistakes they make.
Kristyn says if her daughter says 'bot-bot' instead of 'bottle', she'd alwayscorrect her.
This is because it gives her daughter another chance to pronounce the word correctly and doesn't reaffirm the wrong way to say it, even if it does sound cute.
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