| Definition -
The style of speech used by mothers when they are speaking to their babies. It consists, for example, of short sentences, repetition, and a simplied vocabulary, and it is usually delivered with a high-pitched, cooing intonation.
1. Because almost all people who care for babies — e.g. fathers, siblings, and nannies — adopt this speech style, the more inclusive and accurate term child-directed speech is being promoted by child-care professionals and academics.
Example - Toby want yum-yum?