Chances are, from the second you hold your baby in your arms you'll be speaking to him or her with high-pitched, exaggerated cooing sounds. "Who's a cutie pie? You are! Yesss, yooou are!" you'll probably be saying. But a new study from Washington State University presented Tuesday at the Acoustical Society of America's annual meeting shows that it's really only mothers who do this—dads mainly talk to their kids with regular, adult tones.
Dads don't speak motherese