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Stupid baby voice

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ValarMorGoolis Sun 07-Apr-13 11:08:38

DS is six and 60% of the time has started to talk in a baby voice.

We tell him to speak properly.

Is that the right thing to do or is it indicative of some sort of anxiety (he is anxious at school a lot) and I should perhaps ignore it?

Does anyone know about this please? If I ignore it will it go away?

NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Sun 07-Apr-13 12:06:47

Both my DDs do this...it's very normal. My 8 year old does it still and my 5 year old too.

I talk back to them in a similar voice!

SavoyCabbage Sun 07-Apr-13 12:09:57

My dd used to ave an especially whiney voice that she seemed to think was going to get her her own way. Wheedling it was. I just put on a puzzled face when she used it.

WitchOfEndor Sun 07-Apr-13 12:20:40

DS (nearly three) does this and we tell him we can't understand him when he speaks like that. He does end up speaking normally most of the time.

ValarMorGoolis Sun 07-Apr-13 12:28:12

It's not the same one used for whining smile He has quite the repertoire hmm

He does it if you give him your full attention when he's speaking. If say, I'm in the car, or doing something else, he'll speak normally. That's why I think it's anxiety. I don't want to make it worse.

leedy Sun 07-Apr-13 12:29:47

DS1 (3) has started doing this as well - it started as his "voice for talking to the baby" and now he's doing it most of the time. It's INCREDIBLY ANNOYING and really whiny.

I've tried the "we can't understand you" but it hasn't had much effect so far. Following this thread with interest!

adoptmama Sun 07-Apr-13 14:11:47

DD age 6 still does this, especially if she is feeling in need of being 'the baby' (feeling jealous of younger sister) or just in need of some extra hugs and kisses. As long as she's stopped by age 18 ..... smile

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