There’s a ban on baby talk in the Harris-Burtka household. Actor Neil Patrick Harris says that he and his partner David Burtka prefer to speak to their toddler twins Harper and Gideon like “regular people.”
“My parents always talked to my brother and myself like we were regular people and not babies,” the How I Met Your Mother star tells PEOPLE. “So I don’t talk down to them in baby talk. I try to talk to them even though they can’t speak the language yet.”
Now 15 months old, the twins have moved into a cuddly phase – much to the delight of their parents.
“They’re thankfully in the new huggy, clingy, head-on-shoulders phase, which is fantastic. It’ll brighten up a sad day every single time,” gushes the How I Met Your Mother star.