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I have been learning/using Japanese for the past 16 years and now that I have become a mother to my 3 month old son, I would like to bring him up exposed to both English and Japanese. I haven't had many interactions with small children so don't know much baby/child specific language. I would love some suggestions. E.g. Can you use 愛している to say I love you to your child, or is that only for use with a significant other?

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    In case you haven't seen it yet, recommended reading. – melissa_boiko Aug 9 '17 at 8:00
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    愛して(い)る more often used for couples (or spouses) rather than parent-to-child relationship. 大好き is considered more appropriate for relationship between family members. – Tetsuya Yamamoto Aug 9 '17 at 12:13
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(your son's name)-ちゃんが、だいすきよ!

Or just だ~いすき!

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