Talking Parentese

If you have found yourself talking to your baby in a higher-pitched, sing-song voice, that’s actually a great thing!  We call this “parentese” and for babies from birth to about 9 months, this is a way to slow down language so they can listen longer and hear more words.  At any age, you can explain words, even though it might seem like baby doesn’t understand, they are processing what you say. The more times they hear words, the easier it is to understand and say those words.