Most of my friends/family do not use baby talk with DD. I've never said anything to anyone, that's just how it's been. But I have one aunt - she's the only family member near us - who ALWAYS talks to Laurel in baby talk. You know what I mean - "how's my widdle widdle bay-bee doing in her widdle widdle blankie, blah, blah." "Are your widdle, widdle tootsies cold without some fuzzy, wuzzy sawks, etc." So, she's purposely miscpronouncing words and making her voice as annoyingly sappy as possible. It drives me bonkers! She is a well educated, articulate woman. Yet, whenever she directs her attention to DD she sounds, frankly, like an idiot. She has two daughters - one is 12 and the other is 6 - and they both have had speech impediments. I'm not saying that is why, but I'm beginning to wonder. I only recently have been able to understand the younger one because she spoke like a "baby" for the longest time. I don't see her all that often, maybe once a month, so I probably would never say anything but it's just odd to me. Am I the only one who finds this annoying?