I initially wanted to write a post about how much I dislike baby talk. And was prepared to find pages and pages of research that would support my belief that talking properly to a baby is way better than all the meaningless “ahgoo-ahgoo” or “gaga”.

And all I ended up were pages of research that showed that ‘by one year of age, children who are exposed to a lot of baby talk have better speech perception skills than others who were not.’ 

And look! Googoogaga is considered as proper baby talk.

Ahhh, so there goes the speech perception skill of my little one. Because even with all these research, it’s against my principles to say googoogaga to her.