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Do you say 'bye byes' or 'nigh nighs'?

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Pixienott0005 Sun 24-Apr-16 11:55:51

When referring to a baby going to sleep, which do you say.

MalmseyWhine Sun 24-Apr-16 11:56:30

Night night.

BertrandRussell Sun 24-Apr-16 11:57:33

Neither. <shudder>

Seeyounearertime Sun 24-Apr-16 11:57:40

Night night or sleepy sleeps

LifeIsChaos Sun 24-Apr-16 11:58:19

I say goodnight, love you.

MajesticSeaFlapFlap Sun 24-Apr-16 11:58:58

Goodnight grotbag

unlimiteddilutingjuice Sun 24-Apr-16 12:02:59

The baby just falls asleep on me.
For the toddler, if you must know, I go:
"Tuck, tuck.
Kiss for giraffe. Kiss for teddy, kiss for Jimmy. Love you, Goodnight"

Tiggeryoubastard Sun 24-Apr-16 12:03:45

We said going to bed, but once there, 'night night' or 'goodnight '. Would never use those terms as a description, hideous way to speak down to someone.

WorraLiberty Sun 24-Apr-16 12:04:00

Night night.

SantanaBinLorry Sun 24-Apr-16 12:04:27

eeewww. Good night will surfice.
No woofy doggies, bo-bo's, siwey ickle baba talkie walkies needed at all.
Just real words spoken normally.

Iguessyourestuckwithme Sun 24-Apr-16 12:04:53

It's time for a snooze or lets go Nun nights.

wonkylegs Sun 24-Apr-16 12:05:26

Night night sleep tight
Don't let the bedbugs bite bite
(No idea why it's 2 bites but that's what my gran said to me and itstuck

Pigeonpost Sun 24-Apr-16 12:05:27

Night night.

sirfredfredgeorge Sun 24-Apr-16 12:06:54

"Sleep", baby talk is horrible, horrible, horrible.

shrunkenhead Sun 24-Apr-16 12:07:16

Ñeither! I say "time for bed" and after bath/stories/tucking in/cuddles etc say "sweet dreams"

shrunkenhead Sun 24-Apr-16 12:08:57

It's like "time to go Bo boes" wtaf?! It's on a par with bloody "do does" "dodies" etc just call it what it is!

WorraLiberty Sun 24-Apr-16 12:09:21

This has just reminded me of when my DS2 was in the school a class aged 3-4 years old.

One of the Mums waved her DD in and said...

"Mummy's going ta-tas. When I pick you up, we'll go to Auntie Nat Nats for some bic bics and lom loms". confused confused

She must have caught my bemused/inquisitive look, and explained it means she's going home and when she gets back, they'll go to Auntie Natalie's for some biscuits and lemonade grin

I just smiled sweetly but inside I was thinking, those poor teachers have to work that language out, to find out WTF she's telling them grin

Elle80 Sun 24-Apr-16 12:09:24

Night night or good night I love you.

My mum and dad always spoke to my brother and I using proper words and I always speak to my children the same. Why would you chose to teach your children incorrect words and language, to then have to re-teach it correctly at a later date. It doesn't make sense to me confused

catbrushblanket Sun 24-Apr-16 12:09:51

ofgs! Mumset at its finest...

WorraLiberty Sun 24-Apr-16 12:14:55

ofgs! Mumset at its finest...

Yes. People answering a question and giving their personal opinions.


Caravanoflove Sun 24-Apr-16 12:17:25

Real words only here

BertrandRussell Sun 24-Apr-16 12:18:57

Dd once dropped her toy out of her push chair and a kind lady rushed up to pick to up for her . She said "here you are, here's you're ....."then she looked at me and asked "Do you say Woof-Woof or Bow-Wow?" Dd took it with a big smile and said "My dog! Thank you!"

staghunter Sun 24-Apr-16 12:21:35

I have a friend who says bysie byes instead of bye. My toes curl just thinking about it.

witsender Sun 24-Apr-16 12:22:32

Made up words are fine with small children, baby talk is part and parcel of how many cultures promote babbling etc. The tone and pitch of the voice is important too, as is referring to yourself by name until they are old enough to understand personal pronouns.

We didn't say much when they were babies as they were in with is so didn't get put to bed as such, as they got older I guess we just kissed and cuddled, said night night, love you etc

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Sun 24-Apr-16 12:22:43

Bye bye is what my toddler says when she or somebody else is leaving.

I have a crazy friend who says it to dd. She just looks blank.

We have 'bed' or 'sleep' for bedtime.

Snooze for nap time.

Good night. Mummy loves you.

Or good night. Love you. Have you brushed your teeth set your alarm put your clothes in the wash found your school bag fed the cat...

Depends which child.

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