There is no doubt about it, the first time a child says “ I wuv you,” every parent melts inside. But at what point is “baby talk” no longer acceptable and you should expect to hear "I love you" instead?
Due to the variation of learning, Lawrence Shriberg, a speech sound guru, created guidelines for sound development for easy understanding. He reported that sounds develop in series of 8- early, middle, and late. The following list summarizes sound development:
Early 8 sounds:
M as in "mom"
B as in "boy"
Y as in "you"