So I have never been much for baby talk. Cooing and making funny noises (not those funny noises)are fine, but some things....
Words like doggie, horsie, - not so much baby talk, but adults don't say those things unless they are talking to a baby or child.
Or reinforcing incorrect words. Yes, I am guilty because some are just too precious (or funny like Crap-paw instead of grandpa!), but over all, why let them continue to say things incorrectly, only to have to correct them later on, or maybe even encourage a speech impediment?
Anyway, I know I do things that I'm sure other people are annoyed with, but that's not the real point.
We have NEVER referred to a physical injury as an "ow-y" I don't even know how to spell that. Or an "ouchie" or "boo boo." Boo boo was a small bear that aided and abetted grand theft larceny.
Whenever there was an injury, it was called what it was - a scrape, cut, bruise, etc. I decided that Maura has now moved on and she is now learning technical terms for these ailments. Her first new word was "Contusion." A bruise.
She was fine making the association, and no problems saying it or even knowing they were the same thing. Until she got one.
When I told her she had a contusion, she then started to cry.