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Toddler saying 'shit'

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RaspberryTea Thu 06-Feb-14 10:17:21

Shes almost 2 and I have no idea where she has picked it up from shock she is repeating everything parrot fashion at the minute but its not a word I use.

She sometimes uses it in context, more often not I just hear it thrown in when shes babbling so I dont think she actually knows what it means but she is saying it a LOT.

What is they best way to get her to stop? Should I ignore it or tell her not to say it? I dont really want to draw too much attention to it incase she says it even more!

BuzzardBird Thu 06-Feb-14 10:25:50

If it were me I would just say "What are you trying to say DD?" And when she repeats it just say "No darling, you are saying it wrong, it is 'ship','grit','hit'" or any other similar sounding word. This has worked for me when DD has sung along to song lyrics that I don't like to hear her say ie 'Im sixty and I know it!" wink

Edenviolet Thu 06-Feb-14 10:28:28

Don't worry, my ds2 says "arse" instead of yes, "piss" instead of please and "bitch" instead of brick.

Ds1 had similar speech 'issues' and still calls flags 'slags'

We've only had comments once or twice, and I'm sure it will get better. My older dd does tend to laugh and ask ds2 to say please or brick but I've asked her not to.

lollipoppi Thu 06-Feb-14 14:10:21

My ds1 used to say dick, instead of stick
"Look mummy, look at my big dick"

She may be trying to say something else, but I would just ignore

sillyworriedmama Thu 06-Feb-14 20:58:33

My toddler used to say shite when he meant light, which caused a complaint from nursery because he would gleefully wave and yell 'shite, shite, shite' at every nappy change. I eventually worked out that he was pointing to the large lamp hanging over the changing table at nursery, but was mortified at the time. Assume she means something else!

RaspberryTea Thu 06-Feb-14 22:35:50

Thanks everyone! Yeah I think she must be trying to say something else, would love to know what she means.

Will just ignore for now, maybe teach her to say 'oh ship' instead when she drops her juice grin

Some of your stories have made me laugh, ah the innocence of little 'uns.

TwattyBojangles Thu 06-Feb-14 22:37:25

My toddler says 'twat twat' instead of 'quack quack'.

sanityawol Thu 06-Feb-14 22:52:33

If it helps, DS (2) wears t-shits. grin

toomuchtooold Fri 07-Feb-14 06:24:58

"My toddler used to say shite when he meant light, which caused a complaint from nursery because he would gleefully wave and yell 'shite, shite, shite' at every nappy change. "

Mine does that! "Shites! Shites!" all the way through the Christmas season. And we're trying not to laugh in front of her in case she picks up that it's funny... mine (twins) have their own wee language and I was wondering how much of a fool it'll make me look if I write them all down for nursery. Probably over the top but I might mention the "light/shite" one just so they're prepared...

Haahoooo Fri 07-Feb-14 06:37:01

Haha this thread has really made me laugh grin. Sorry OP, not helpful. I wouldn't worry about it though!

mummybare Fri 07-Feb-14 07:05:17

If it's not a word she's been exposed to she probably is trying to say something else.

Cake is cack and clock is cock round these parts if it makes you feel better grin

Jaffakake Fri 07-Feb-14 21:18:43

You've made me giggle, thanks!

Once I arrived at nursery to find three workers (mine was the last kid there) getting ds to name various animals cos when he said "fox" it sounded rather rude! It was very funny!

MostlyMama Fri 07-Feb-14 21:21:04

My DD is 2.5 and the other day I heard her saying 'crap!' however upon further inspection, she was actually saying pram hmm

As PP have said maybe she is saying something else and the pronunciation is a bit off?

ExcuseTypos Fri 07-Feb-14 21:24:51

My dd started singing "fucking cat, fucking cat" one Saturday morning as we were all snuggled in bed. DH immediately changed it to "look at the cat" which I thought was genius.

He later confessed that he'd shouted muttered "fucking cat" the previous day, when the cat had jumped up on the arm of the sofa and tried to eat his ham sandwich whilst he was on the floor with dd.

OP just change the word to something else, they all do it.

SlightlyDampWellies Fri 07-Feb-14 21:26:06

My 3.5 year old has speech issues and he asks 'are you going to fucking you?' whenever anyone pulls out the vacuum cleaner.

After the intial horror, everyone just laughs and thinks it is really sweet, even the pre-school.

SlightlyDampWellies Fri 07-Feb-14 21:26:33

(say that in your head... it sounds very close to 'vacuum?' )

SlightlyDampWellies Fri 07-Feb-14 21:26:48

.. with extra syllables.

AryaOfHouseSnark Fri 07-Feb-14 21:29:12

I grin at I'm sixty and I know it.
We used to have bigtits for biscuits, shouted really loudly in the biscuit aisle at Tesco. blush
We also had a spate of bloody cat, dt2 piped up that he wondered where the bloody cat was. blush that was me, I can't blame it on dp. I kept on saying bloomin cat instead. It caught on, luckily.

VerlaineChasedRimbauds Fri 07-Feb-14 21:30:14

Blame the au pair.

When I was an au pair in Belgium a hundred years ago there were four children - all French speaking. The youngest, aged 2, came in to the kitchen, put his hands on his hips and said "oh shit".

Fortunately, his mother had a sense of humour but she did raise her eyebrows at me and said "I wonder where he picked that up?".

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