It didn’t take us long to realise that talking to the baby is not only about that. Often it’s also about talking to others in the room. For example, something like “mama is coming to feed you” is also something for papa to know. And all of this gets on the way of our intentions to speak Russian and Dutch to Alexander: we end up speaking a lot of English, as this is the language both of us understand well.
I guess I have to find more things to read on raising multilingual child…
More on this: What Language do You Speak Around Others?
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