Do you think using baby talk is innate or learned?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on August 24, 2007
“I think it’s innate. I’ve never met a woman who doesn’t use it around babies. My dad even uses it with my dog.”
“I think it’s more of a behavioral thing people learn from their culture.”
“I think it’s innate. Although, according to my child development class, baby talk has no educational purpose. I think it’s just a natural thing for people to do.”
“I think it’s learned. People just use it because they think it’s comforting or soothing to children.”