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What do cats and babies have in common? Well, probably a few things, but I'm actually thinking of you and the way that you talk to them! We instinctively talk to babies in 'Baby Talk', a way that we also talk to animals. 'Baby Talk', or 'Motherese', is characterized by higher pitch and more variance in tone. There's been a lot of research into why we do this - it is believed to help with cognitive development and in getting a babies attention. The high pitch sound may also appeal to babies more than our more regular voice. Experts recommend that we do also use regular speech to aid our babies language development, but there seems to be broad agreement that 'Baby Talk' is beneficial and a natural part of the way we interact with our babies.
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