Studies are showing that baby talk – nonsense words and silly sounds – does not help your baby learn to talk. Rather, parentese – actual speech, but with elongated vowels sounds and exaggerated tones – can help your child develop their speech faster and better.
Parentese grabs your babies attention and encourages them to respond. This eventually turns their coos into words and eventually into sentences.
Parents coached in the use of parentese are helping their children become better communicators.