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*A&N's Mama* 2 kids; Halifax, Nova Scotia 4627 posts
29th Apr '13

We call them what they are but when it comes to bath time, if DD doesn't need to wash her hair we call it a bird bath lol

Jagger's Mommy♥ TTC since Sep 2013; 1 child; Las Vegas, Nevada 202 posts
29th Apr '13

i didnt even think to call it a penis to him so i dont think hes ever heard the word. and i think its super cute that he calls it tuck it so thats what i call it to him. i will teach him what its really called. i just dont like the idea of him talking to strangers at the park about his "penis" to them cuz he totally would. but im probably just being weird tho.

Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 46560 posts
29th Apr '13
Quoting Jagger's Mommy♥:" i didnt even think to call it a penis to him so i dont think hes ever heard the word. and i think its ... [snip!] ... of him talking to strangers at the park about his "penis" to them cuz he totally would. but im probably just being weird tho."


But that is what it is called....just because you tack a cutesy term on it doesn't mean a stranger might not know what it is.

The ℰffin' D! 2 kids; New York 26316 posts
29th Apr '13

I have to admit, when D was 2 or so... I thought it was a bit too vulgar to say penis to him. But at the time I still a teenager and never said the word penis all the time anyways.



But when he got older I realized that watching a 6 year old refer to his penis as a "pee-pee" or whatever cutesy name was a bit ridiculous. So the whole penis being vulgar idea was thrown out the window in a second. With my daughter I had no issue referring to her vagina as such.



So I can understand where you're coming from. But just know that when he gets older, that word may stick with him and sound a bit silly coming from an older kid who should be saying penis.



I'm aware that I said penis a lot in this reply. I wasn't aware of it originally though. :shock: :lol:

CandiceLeeAnn 2 kids; Nova Scotia 500 posts
29th Apr '13

I use the proper words, but my kids have other ideas. They know penis and vagina are the right words but occasionally my daughter will refer to hers as a who who and my son calls his a bird or an elephant.
I had a friend who thought the proper terminology was dirty so she teaches her girls that it's their "business". I told her it really is best to use proper names but she thinks otherwise. To each his own I suppose...

LA REINA™ New York, NY, United States 16361 posts
29th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting speaktruth2powr:</b>" But that is what it is called....just because you tack a cutesy term on it doesn't mean a stranger might not know what it is."</blockquote>




This. I was never taught with cutesy names and as a child I would wonder why other kids called their privates by little nicknames.

Jagger's Mommy♥ TTC since Sep 2013; 1 child; Las Vegas, Nevada 202 posts
29th Apr '13
Quoting The ℰffin' D!
The ℰffin' D! 2 kids; New York 26316 posts
29th Apr '13
Quoting Jagger's Mommy♥:" thank you for saying that! that is how i feel. like if he just said it around the house it wouldnt bother ... [snip!] ... it tuck it lol i definately dont want it to go on that long! thank you for pointing that out to me! it hadnt crossed my mind."


A lot of people feel that way. You just have to get used to calling it by what it actually is. It might make you squirm depending on how uncomfortable you are, but it will pass.
Kids don't usually say penis or vagina like we think they would out in public. I was so afraid that D was going to shout it from the rooftops because I was uncomfortable with it. But he never did. And my daughter who is 3, never says vagina unless it hurts or is bothering her.



There isn't anything wrong with calling it what you want. But it makes more sense to call it by what it is. We don't call our lips, eyes, ears, nose, arms, etc by cutesy names... kwim? His body part is not different. :)

Jagger's Mommy♥ TTC since Sep 2013; 1 child; Las Vegas, Nevada 202 posts
29th Apr '13
Quoting The ℰffin' D!
Addy & Grace & Owen's Mom ; 3 kids; Michigan 1349 posts
29th Apr '13

My girls know they are vaginas. Well my oldest has a hard time with the v sound so its a "bagina." My oldest calls penises "acorns." We were at the beach when she was about 2, and she saw her dad undress and she asked him why he had an acorn stuck on him. For some reason acorn has stuck because 3 years later she still calls them acorns.

mom2andrew&carter 18 kids; Leesburg, Florida 2159 posts
29th Apr '13

my 2 year old calls his a pee pee cause i use to always go your going pee pee om the tub so automatically he started calling it a pee pee

JanieNixon Due October 10; 2 kids; Fresno, California 143 posts
29th Apr '13

My daughter calls hers a tutu because my niece called it a tutu