Our 17 mo DS is busy discovering herself and the minute the nappy comes off she likes to have a little exploration of herself!!!
DH and I are teaching her body parts, she is always looking at us when we are getting changed etc so what is appropriate to call vagina and penis? Im not particularly keen to call the parts a pet name so what do your kids call their parts?
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08-01-2012 20:30 #1
Vagina word for 17 month old????
08-01-2012 20:31 #2
id introduce them as va.gina and pe.nis to be honest better they know the correct names from
an early age
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08-01-2012 20:33 #3
I tell my kids the real names but they usually say gina.
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08-01-2012 20:34 #4
Vagina/vulva and penis. They're nothing to be ashamed of, and there are many reasons why using the correct name is a good idea.
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08-01-2012 20:36 #7Senior Member
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we use vagina and penis also.
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08-01-2012 20:37 #8
She says va.gina initially she could only say 'gooooiinnnnnnna' (awkward that she finally got a grip on the word, a month before cousin 'genna' was born she still doesn't get the difference between the two).
i'm trying to introduce vulva, but its too cute when she says goooina that i don't want her to stop using it
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08-01-2012 20:42 #10Senior Member
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Child wise (and most other agencies) recommends that you should always teach your children to refer to their parts by the correct name eg vagina and penis.
I work in early childhood and will use the correct names with children there
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