Raising children bilingual from birth
Hello Ladies! A bit of background, I moved to the UK from Belgium about 2 years ago to be with my other half. I speak English and Dutch, and the OH speaks just English, though he is trying to learn a little bit of Dutch but can in no way speak it yet.
We are expecting our first baby in April. We are both over the moon and want to raise our little one bilingual, as my family don't speak much English and we would love both families to be able to communicate properly with our little one!
I have tried to read up a little bit on the subject, but a lot of books/articles are based on both parents speaking both languages. After a bit more research we have decided to do what's mostly suggested, for 1 parent to speak only English to the baby and the other parent only to speak the other language (Dutch in this case), as baby can only hear this spoken at home or on visits to Belgium (which would only be every few months).
We were wondering if anyone has any experience with this and maybe any useful tips? Any help would be greatly appreciated! x