How to speak toddler: 42 handy terms

mum and toddler

Ever struggle to understand your toddler? Us too. Fortunately, the Mumsnet Toddler Lexicon is here to clear up the confusion and make talking with your toddler easier.

1. The hello – telephone

2. Pastry powder – flour

3. Cheese it – taking a photo

4. Walker helper – crutch

5. Cow biscuit – beefburger

burgers

6. Man spray – aftershave

7. Go-this-way Go-that-way – remote control

8. Cat garages – cat carriers

9. Newden – opposite to olden

10. Ladyfish – mermaids

ariel

11. Bird hair – feathers

12. Empty poos – farts

13. Pardon-mes – hiccups

14. Spanner for beans – tin opener

15. Happy cakes – birthday cakes

birthday cake

16. The very back of outside – horizon

17. Lots of windows shed – greenhouse

18. Ghost broccoli – cauliflower

19. Orange yawn – sick

20. Flat eggs – fried eggs

fried eggs

21. Helidoctors – air ambulance

22. Clock of wake up – alarm clock

23. Bracelet clock – watch

24. Chicken flakes – Kellogg's cornflakes

25. Bounceline – trampoline

trampoline

26. Chocolate hotdog – eclair

27. Fizzy arm – pins and needles

28. Sunday cake – Yorkshire pudding

29. Moon looker – telescope

30. Clip clops – high heels

high heels

31. Booby trap – bra

32. Leg elbow – knee

33. Doctor leaf – dock leaf

34. Snow trees – blossom

35. Eye bubble – glasses

sunglasses

36. Bee polish – fly spray

37. Shed shop – DIY store

38. Bum paste – Sudocrem

39. Egg cake – quiche

40. Edges – crusts

41. Food tweezers – tongs

42. Man.Tool.Car – Wheeler Dealers TV show

And there you have it. Between potty training and trying to coax your fussy eater into trying just a little bit more ghost broccoli, at least you'll understand when they voice their objections…