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#1 of 3 Old 08-09-2010, 05:41 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My four year old has begun talking like a baby. Not like "Mama, Dada" But in a high pitched baby-ish voice. I can see him tightening his lips and he's clearly doing it on purpose but it's become a habit. I always tell him "I can't understand you when you talk like that" and he says "I'm not!!" But he is...What do I do? Is it something I should be correcting or not? I'm not sure why he's doing it but it grates on my nerves.

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Forgot to mention that he's also started saying things like "Me want to go ride my bike." He has always spoken properly before this. I don't get it. There are no big changes in our lives that I can think of...his baby sister is 2 1/2 and doesn't speak much at all so I don't know how it could be that?

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This is an extremely common thing I see parents of 4-year-olds say, and my DS went through a baby-talk phase at age 4 too. We mostly ignored it, and sometimes indulged it ("Oh, we're playing baby? Fun!"). It passed within a few months. I figure he also acts like lots of other things (animals, space warriors, ballet dancers, etc.,) so why not a baby sometimes?

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yup yup. very common. mine goes thru phases with this. 5, 6, 7. and then she gets her friends to join in and they cant stop laughing their heads off.

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