To ask how you refer to your DD's vulva?

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Lalunya85 Sun 08-Jan-17 20:43:25

I'm not sure if this has been done a million times before but here's my dilemma:

We speak three languages at home (including English, but it's neither my DH nor my mother tongue). In all of those languages, there are plenty of nice/cute/child appropriate ways to refer to ours son's penis.

Now my DD (15 months) has begun to show an interest in her genitals. But she is pointing at them and then uses the word that we use for our son's penis. I want to offer her a nice name that is neither technical, nor has been sexualised or turned into an insult.

None if our languages offers a solution.

Any ideas??

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Msdinosaur Sun 08-Jan-17 20:44:31

We use vulva.

TheImprobableGirl Sun 08-Jan-17 20:46:43

Oh, we use pinkie currently, it was twinkle, then Twinkie but dd2 can only refer to it as her pinkie. "Daddy hasn't got a pinkie", says dd2 with a sadace.... "but he does have a woolly- that's embarrassing" grin poor guy shuts the door now

iamavodkadrinker Sun 08-Jan-17 20:47:15


HopelesslydevotedtoGu Sun 08-Jan-17 20:47:35

Our daughter calls it her 'gina (short for vagina, not as in Gina G!)

DrivingMeBonkers Sun 08-Jan-17 20:48:31

'lady parts'

weebarra Sun 08-Jan-17 20:48:32

Vulva here.


Mottlemoth Sun 08-Jan-17 20:48:50

My DDs (5 and 7) do know the correct terminology but we tend to use 'girl parts' for everyday.

Crispbutty Sun 08-Jan-17 20:49:12


Clankboing Sun 08-Jan-17 20:49:20

I work with children and they tend to say foofoo, tuppence, flower, fairy, privates or wee wee.

ExitPursuedBySantaSpartacus Sun 08-Jan-17 20:49:45

Do a search on here are there are a trillion choices. There was a very funny one the other day but I can't remember what it was.

I can't say vulva without laughing hysterically about one of those daft things children write where vulva and Volvo where mixed up.

We used front bottom. I know. The shame.

DangerousBeanz Sun 08-Jan-17 20:49:57

Frufru, but my daughter is six now so she's also been taught vulva and vagina

RufusTheSpartacusReindeer Sun 08-Jan-17 20:50:30

We call it a woo

Soubriquet Sun 08-Jan-17 20:51:15

We say Minnie

I don't like hearing children say vulva and vagina

I don't even hear many adults say the proper terms. They tend to use "your bits"

Thevoiceofreason Sun 08-Jan-17 20:51:32

We call them bits

bettycat81 Sun 08-Jan-17 20:52:12

I only have my Son but with him I refer to it as my foof... originally called it my foo foo but had to stop after he publicly accused his nursery teacher of singing a rude song (little bunny foo foo)..... I hadn't put the two together!

BossWitch Sun 08-Jan-17 20:52:24

Front bum. And back bum for the actual bum! Nice and easy for her, understandable for anyone outside of family if it was ever necessary for her to talk to someone about her vulva. We'll introduce technical terms later! (She's 2)

AragornsManlyStubble Sun 08-Jan-17 20:53:00

We say Minky here.

Petal12 Sun 08-Jan-17 20:53:03

Fairy here!

LittleWingSoul Sun 08-Jan-17 20:53:46

Puchie (pronounced poochy)... Think It's what they say in Malta?

SaucyJack Sun 08-Jan-17 20:53:47

DD3 calls it a wee-er.

PragmaticWench Sun 08-Jan-17 20:53:54

DD is just four and she has come up with wee-wee bottom and poo-bottom. I'm interested what words other people use as I want to explain her vulva to her as she's been asking exactly how babies get out.

She currently has no idea that there are three holes, so I do want to tell her.

HeyMicky Sun 08-Jan-17 20:54:05

Minnie here, too

She also (age 4) knows vulva and vagina but we don't use them day to day

Lalunya85 Sun 08-Jan-17 20:54:32

Some very funny choices on here! grin

I like foo foo! We definitely want to teach her the correct terminology but not just yet. I want something she can pronounce now...

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Whatsername17 Sun 08-Jan-17 20:55:05

We call it a floof. She's 5 and knows the proper name too.

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