I hate baby talk. Always have, always will. I actually don’t get it. Yes, babies are cute and yes, they are small. So why do grown adults embarrassingly alter their voices when one is around? Don’t they realize that we learn to talk by listening to others? Do we really want our kids to grow up talking like that?
I also think we should call things what they are. Obviously, we need to be age-appropriate but making up words for body parts or bodily functions is silly. Call it what it is – the earlier a child learns that a penis is a penis, they will not be embarrassed by it or get beat up in the junior high locker room for saying “pee-pee.” Farting is farting. If you do not like that word, say passed gas or something similar that depicts what it really is. Farting is never “fluffing.”
An extensive vocabulary and proper grammar are also important. Again, our kids learn to talk by listening to us. If this is not your forte, brush up or at least pay attention to how you speak. I am not suggesting a dissertation but verb and tense agreement are pretty important to get right when little ears are listening.