Baby Talk...Goo Goo GaaAAAA!!
I hate when people talk in that annoying baby talk. How do you feel about it? I am a mother who believes it will ruin my child's speech learning ability. I do think that it will mess up how he thinks words sound. I am not the only one right? My sons father, his mother does this all the time...should I tell her to stop? I think I will hurt her feelings, but I am his mother, its my choice right? I want my son to learn the correct way, that's not bad I don't think, right? I have never used baby talk toward my son, nor do I plan to. I talk to him as a human being, he's learning from listening to us speak, so y would we teach him baby talk? its not correct.
Just kidding) I dont think it can harm speaking skills of your baby - we all were grown by parents who geegled with us (I definitly was), and as I know first speaking skills don't depends on your talk to baby. It more depends on motility skills and the whole developmental level.
Other side is that you think of your son as a person - and you are totally right with it.
For me it's hard to use baby talk with my nephew while he is looking at me like he understands everything...