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germainebeer Sun 20-May-12 13:28:44

I am wondering what term to use with my daughter, when referring to her lady parts. When I was growing up with 2 older brothers, my Mum and Nan called their tackle 'tiddlers' so it followed that girls had 'tiddies'. As I have no older sons, asking my daughter to wipe her tiddy after a wee seems a bit random and meaningless. What terms do the rest of you use?

Pickles101 Tue 01-Jan-13 16:29:07

Am cringing at some of the suggestions here, including "yoni". Is reminding me of being young and my grandmother calling it all sorts of weird fluffy names that made me blush.

I like willies & wilmas though, might use that in future!
Also chuff grin haven't heard that word in years!

DD is a baby and at the moment she's got a "ducky", OP is Australian and when he was growing up they were dickies and duckies...

IShallCallYouSquishy Sun 30-Dec-12 21:36:11

My DD is only a baby but we've always just said "girly bits" when talking about her, er well, girly bits.

I imagine this will just continue as she gets older. It's nothing fluffy but not clinical either.

spottyock Sun 30-Dec-12 21:26:55

Mooey here. Unsure why.
I have a friend whose 4yo daughter calls hers a fanny. Was a bit taken aback at first.

KnittyFoxyMa Sat 29-Dec-12 14:49:50

I've used yoni since my eldest was a baby, she's 10 now, and I've posted about it a few times. her 5 yo sister also uses yoni and "educated" her nursery and reception teachers about the word! shock
youngest is my ds and he's only 15mos, but we tend to call his penis his willy.

sparklingsky Sun 28-Oct-12 19:54:13

We say private parts here. But my girls also distinguish labia and 'gina'. If they experience any discomfort, they can be more precise. But private parts is a catch all, as we use it for our son too. They all know this is because only they touch them....

BehindLockNumberNine Sat 27-Oct-12 23:50:37

We use twinkle. No idea why or when we started...

Mamuss Sat 27-Oct-12 23:45:23

A neighbour calls her children's cheesy nonny (boy) and fishy nonny (girl) .....utterly revolting!!

HeadingHome Sat 27-Oct-12 23:39:45

For my 18month DD we say her "privates"

victoriaplum01 Sat 27-Oct-12 23:37:00

We've ended up using 'bits' too. When DD1 was born we couldn't decide what to use, so used 'bits' with the intention of finding a better word...we never did!

When I was little we used 'penny' as in 'spend a penny' but I wanted to find something different. I know someone who used woowoo, but then as an adult it kind of spoilt the cocktail with the same name... ;-)

Yoni is a good one...wish I'd thought to look on here 4 years ago. Bit late now as 'bits' has stuck!

VintageRainBoots Sat 27-Oct-12 08:06:23

I thought "tushy" referred just to the buttocks. To me, "tushy" and "bum" are interchangeable.

TomsBentPinky Sat 27-Oct-12 07:37:22

We say 'tushy'

Littlemissimpatient Sat 27-Oct-12 07:35:40

Can't remember what I called it when younger. My SiL taught her 3 dds to call it tuppence. The first time I heard my niece say it did make me blush but not sure what I will use with my dcs

HairySpidersInYourUnderwear Sat 27-Oct-12 06:22:27

Bits here too. Private bits if 'longhand'.

VintageRainBoots Sat 27-Oct-12 06:13:59

My MIL started calling it "wee" long before our daughter became verbal, so it just kind of stuck. Personally, I would have gone with vulva myself, just because. "Foof", "fanjo", "fanny", and "front bottom" are awful, in my rather humble opinion.

All that said, my daughter (currently five years old) still bathes with me on occasion, and often sees me completely naked (no, she has never seen her father or any adult male naked). She knows that adults, both men and women, grow pubic hair, and she's aware that women sometimes "bleed" (and she's been assured that the bleeding doesn't hurt). We try to be as matter-of-fact as possible about all of it. As far as I can tell, she hasn't yet been traumatized grin.

Littlesurprise Thu 18-Oct-12 12:14:32

When I was growing up, it was your 'mini' or 'front bottom'. I agree that 'front bottom' is absolutely disgusting... and I did, and still do, find it all very confusing.

Even now as an adult, I find it hard to say anything in reference to... female... parts? I feel really blush about it. Luckily OH is understanding, and we have agreed on 'biff' (not sure why - and is still very confusing to the uninitiated).

We are expecting a child soon, and honestly, I'm so worried about using embarrassing, fluffy, or graphic terms with our child. I am convinced that bad handling of this will lead to our child being just as much of an idiot about it as I am. sad

doinmummy Wed 10-Oct-12 15:51:07

We use Mini or personals

puds11 Sat 06-Oct-12 09:08:39

Foofty here, sometimes fanny. As far as i know, fanny is just the geordie word for fanjo.

JenaiMarrHePlaysGuitar Sat 06-Oct-12 09:05:08

"Bits" is revolting. Not sure why, but I absolutely hate it.

DrinkFeckArseGirls Sat 06-Oct-12 08:55:29

I use 'foof'. Fluffy enough for you? grin

LadyCurd Sat 06-Oct-12 08:51:00

Vulva. It's a part of the body - nothing to be embarrassed or ashamed about.
I personally find front bottom a bit offensive, equating the best female organ to where you shit from. All the silly cutesy names are just twee and irritating. I'm not hugely averse to yoni though. Or Vagina although technically incorrect can be more comfortable to hear as so many wince at the word vulvas which admittedly I used too.

Also important to give kids correct vocabulary to give them the language they need to talk if anyone tries to abuse them. Abusers rely on kids not knowing the words- referring to their penis as a lollipop for example. No-one would question a kid talking about sucking on a lollipop sad

OpheliasWeepingWillow Sat 06-Oct-12 05:39:56

Front bottom. I know it's not breaking the area down into constituent parts and she will learn all the correct terms but for now front bottom smile

Badgerina Sat 06-Oct-12 05:36:34

What's wrong with fanny? confused

LisaMWill Thu 04-Oct-12 14:55:54

Daisy for a girl's bits winky for a boys.

olympicaddict Thu 04-Oct-12 14:50:56

I've grown up using the word fanny but that can be confusing if you visit the U.S. as the Americans refer to that as a lady's bottom.

honeytea Tue 18-Sep-12 10:04:25

We said willy and fanny in our house when we were growing up, I didn't realise fanny was not appropriate for a child.

My DP has a neice called fanny and a cousin called willie so we might have to reconsider when the time comes for DS to learn those words.

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