BABY TALK

1. refers to any sounds used by a child in the early stages of speech development. See also babbling- prespeech development. 2. also refers to the type of speech used by adults and older children when talking to infants or very young children. See also infant-directed speech.

BABY TALK: "A mother used baby talk, for example, bababa to talk to her infant."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "BABY TALK," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/baby-talk/ (accessed June 28, 2017).
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