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what do you call DD's private parts?

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Bigglewinkle Sat 16-Jul-11 17:44:43

We call DS's privates 'willy' but I don't know what to call DD's!! Vagina just seems a bit clinical.
Suggestions for nicer terms gratefully received! I can't think of any.

stripeywoollenhat Sat 16-Jul-11 17:45:47


Wigeon Sat 16-Jul-11 17:50:33

Front bottom (she's 3). As and when it comes up, we will tell her the correct terms for the different parts and explain what they are for.

alewVera Sat 16-Jul-11 17:53:53

My dd calls hers a ting-ting. No idea where she got that from, we refuper to the as her girly bits.

alewVera Sat 16-Jul-11 17:54:23


GetOffOfMyCloud Sat 16-Jul-11 17:54:27

we just say "lady bits" for my nieces (4 and 2), (I'm pg with DC1 and don't know what we're having) then like Wigeon we'll give them their proper names when they're a bit older

ChildofIsis Sat 16-Jul-11 17:54:36

We call dd's (age 5) front bum and back bum.
She knows that they are really vulva and anus, but we prefer to use the slang as that's what most of her peers at school use.

GetOffOfMyCloud Sat 16-Jul-11 17:55:17

x post alewvera smile

seeker Sat 16-Jul-11 17:57:17

Anything - ANYTHING but "bits"

ANd I'm sorry, but "lady bits" ...........<shudder>

seeker Sat 16-Jul-11 17:58:30

Actually, I think "bottom" probably covers it in ordinary conversation, so long as they know the proper words as well.

chibi Sat 16-Jul-11 17:58:55


Riveninside Sat 16-Jul-11 18:00:34

Fanny. Or nappy bits (she is 7 so this has come up when she dicatetd her care plan around her nappy changing)

GetOffOfMyCloud Sat 16-Jul-11 18:00:52

blush i know, but like OP they (parents) couldn't think of anything better, I just can't bring myself to call it a vagina when talking to a toddler. Bottom to me only refers to the back half iyswim.

jbcbj Sat 16-Jul-11 18:01:33

Gina (like vagina without the va, rather than geena!). dh and i are both science teachers so she'll get the proper names in time, but she's only 2 so this feels less clinical!

Alice070911 Sat 16-Jul-11 18:05:16

Mine calls hers a ninny!! Dont know where she got it from but she is 4 and knows the right words aswell! Or noonoo!!

superjobee Sat 16-Jul-11 18:06:08

jina always has been always will be smile nephew has always said it too, i used to call my jina my cookie till i was 7 and couldn't pronounce vagina till i was about 12 blush grin

i used to embarrass my granny by asking the 'right name for my front bum' and always thought she was making it up or it was italian hmm lord only knows why italian ..

yearningforthesun Sat 16-Jul-11 18:16:58

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EldonAve Sat 16-Jul-11 18:37:32


Bigglewinkle Sat 16-Jul-11 18:38:16

Thanks! DD is only 3mo but the topic cropped up when DS who is 2yo was asking where her willy was! And I was explaining that girls didn't have them... Cue the question 'Mummy's willy??' And me explaining that mummy's don't have willies either.
I used vagina but it just didn't feel right - for some reason I don't like the word.
I will consult with DH and pick one of your suggestions

Marne Sat 16-Jul-11 18:48:23

Dd1 calls it her foo foo (she got this from my cousins children its not something we encouraged). Boys have Willies.

GwendolineMaryLacey Sat 16-Jul-11 18:50:43

Bottom, never needed anything more so far (she's 3). "Wash your bottom" covers most things we need to say. When the occasion arises then we'll be more specific.

Chundle Sat 16-Jul-11 19:51:38

Mine calls her a ninny or a flower which I think are nice. Vulva for a kid??! Shudder!!

ThePathanKhansWoman Sat 16-Jul-11 19:54:39

Mine calls hers, her fairy hmm.We're cool with that, she'll know its a vagina before too long i'm sure. She's 3 btw.

mousesma Sat 16-Jul-11 19:57:42

noonie or mindle but it doesn't come up much because she's only 1.

mrsm123 Sat 16-Jul-11 19:59:41

our wee girl is 3. we told her recently it was her vagina and so she calls it her gina. we're ok with that.
failing that, front bottom would be my second choice.

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