My friend Dana shared this story on her Facebook wall:
Lilly just asked me a question in her "baby" voice. I said, "Lilly, if you speak like a baby, I won't answer you." She repeated her question in her normal voice. I answered her, "Yes, baby, of course you can!" Busted.
Bekah once had a "baby" voice too, complete with "baby" pronunciations. When she was about three years old, we were shopping for groceries in Walmart. We passed by the sale rack of day-old baked goods, and she spied a box of donuts.
"Unt do-nuh," Bekah grunted.
(For those not familiar with this particular dialect, that was translated, "I want those donuts.")
I responded, "I'm sorry, Bekah, but I do not hear Baby Talk."
Always quick with an answer, Bekah's exasperated reply was, "I was not talking Baby Talk. I was 'peaking 'panish."