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Body part discussion...with a 3 year old help! Beautifully Mixed! 1 child; Minnesota 4124 posts
5th Feb '13

So my 3 year old daughter has been very curious lately about female body parts. She has lots of questions (she can say almost anything you can, we have entire conversations) but I am not sure of what I should tell her. she has recently been around her little boy cousin. When his diaper was being changed the look on her face! Then again, more questions. This is my first child and I didn

user banned (boy); 2 kids; Fucking, Austria 36337 posts
5th Feb '13

Tell her the truth.

m o m ♥ 2 kids; Ontario 7945 posts
5th Feb '13

I say p***s and vagina. He calls everyone's parts a pee because well that's where it comes out
But I still use the actual terms.



He also says b**bs, nipples



He is 3 as well



I was past due on my shaving for awhile and he asked if I had (name of my cats) hair down there
LOL

dbailey 2 kids; Arkansas 3727 posts
5th Feb '13

We say p***s and vagina. I don't give nicknames to any other body part so I'm not going to do it with a vagina/p***s either. It makes them seem different or dirty and I don't want that.

BareFootBabyMaker Due May 30 (boy); 2 kids; Springfield, Missouri 850 posts
5th Feb '13

My 3 year old son asked about his sisters once. I said "its her peepee and it looks a little different from yours because she's a girl and you're a boy." Then he went on about his day..I believe sometimes its ok to be vague.

MamaCass{+JOE} 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Pennsylvania 42355 posts
5th Feb '13

I use the correct terms (afterall that's what they're called, lol), and I just answer any questions they have honestly (yet age appropriately).



My daughter is 5 and she knows boys have penises and girls have v***a/vaginas. She knows that girls eventually grow b**bs. I'm pregnant with my third and she asked me how the baby got there and I just told her that daddy planted a seed in mommy's belly and it grew into a baby (figured she didn't need to know about the birds and the bees just yet, lol).



I feel that it's very important to be honest with your kids when it comes to their bodies. And I definitely avoid anything that would make them feel like their bodies are shameful, etc. Just use your discretion and keep things simple and age appropiate for now.

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
5th Feb '13

I just tell the truth. At 3 my Ds know all the real names of everything & whatnot. My younge roen is nearing 3 & not nearly as verbal or curious so he knows less, but that is fine too.

j0des(+2) 18 kids; Virginia 5095 posts
5th Feb '13

Be honest. Be simple. Be age appropriate.



We use the proper terms. Kindergarten cop lol I can actually imagine my son saying it like that.

Fairy [God] Mother Due February 23 (girl); 17 kids; Stratham, New Hampshire 7085 posts
5th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting j0des(+2):</b>" Be honest. Be simple. Be age appropriate. We use the proper terms. Kindergarten cop lol I can actually imagine my son saying it like that."</blockquote>




This, honest but keep it simple and at their age level

Beautifully Mixed! 1 child; Minnesota 4124 posts
5th Feb '13
Quoting m o m ♥:" I say p***s and vagina. He calls everyone's parts a pee because well that's where it comes out But I ... [snip!] ... He is 3 as well I was past due on my shaving for awhile and he asked if I had (name of my cats) hair down there LOL"


The "cat hair" is to funny!

KillerMombie 3 kids; Belle Chasse, Louisiana 28281 posts
5th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ℳary ℐane:</b>" Tell her the truth. "</blockquote>



Yep. I have a 2 1/2 year old daughter, an almost 5 year old son, and a 3 month old son. p***s and Vagina everywhere! Lol and considering I'm EBF, breasts too!! There has never really been any confusion about it since we've always treated it matter of factly. Heck, my son even knows that the reason women have vaginas is for babies to come out.

Beautifully Mixed! 1 child; Minnesota 4124 posts
5th Feb '13

Thank you so much ladies! I appreciate the feedback. Looks like honesty is best! I don't want to lie to her. I will just get expect to hear her blurt one of the words out in the grocery store like she does everything else lol.

3 little monsters 3 kids; Olathe, Colorado 50990 posts
5th Feb '13

When my oldest was little I told her that she had a vagina and her brother had a p***s and those were the proper terms. I also told her that we could keep calling it her "woo woo" if she wanted. She tried out vagina a few times to see if I would have any reaction, I'm assuming to see if it was like other "big girl" words she wasn't supposed to say. When I didn't do anything the novelty of a new word wore off and she reverted back to calling it her woo woo for a couple years. Now she is older we just use the regular terms because she is quick to correct her little sister if she says woo woo with "that's really called a vagina!", LOL

Fairy [God] Mother Due February 23 (girl); 17 kids; Stratham, New Hampshire 7085 posts
5th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Beautifully Mixed!:</b>" Thank you so much ladies! I appreciate the feedback. Looks like honesty is best! I don't want to lie ... [snip!] ... to her. I will just get expect to hear her blurt one of the words out in the grocery store like she does everything else lol."</blockquote>



We were at dinner the other night and the waitress asked of my son was ready to e a big brother & he said "baby Julia's coming in 3 weeks & her legs don't work" (I told him she will be a little baby and won't be able to walk) and he quickly followed it up with "and she's not gonna have a p***s like me, she has a China like mommy"



Almost died lol

j0des(+2) 18 kids; Virginia 5095 posts
5th Feb '13
Quoting KillerMombie:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ℳary ℐane:</b>" Tell her the truth. "</blockquote> ... [snip!] ... we've always treated it matter of factly. Heck, my son even knows that the reason women have vaginas is for babies to come out."


my son refuses to use the word breasts(though thats what I call them)



he calls them b**bs lol he corrects me every time.. I'll admit its crazy to hear my kid talk about nipples