My 3 yr old daughter (almost 4) keeps baby talking!

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Registered: 03-14-2006
My 3 yr old daughter (almost 4) keeps baby talking!
Sat, 02-25-2012 - 9:41pm

I know there has to be some explanation

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Hmmm, that's a tough one. My son will do this from time to time, including wanting me to feed him a sippy cup like it is a bottle, and I'm pretty sure it is all for attention. Usually I just give in and play with it for a bit, and really just make no big deal out of it. When we are done playing I always say something like "Okay, time to be a big boy again so we can go do _____. Good thing you are a big boy because a baby wouldn't be able to do this." Maybe overly reminding your daughter of all the things she can do because she is a big girl would help? If she continues with the baby talk and it is excessive, I think I'd just ignore it. Eventually she'll learn that it isn't getting her any additional attention and she'll likely move on.