My dd is 1 and so far we havnt had to really talk about her bits but she also is learning a second language. so far she knows most body parts/clothing in that language more so than English. Eg if I say to her where's your shoes? She has no idea but if I say it in different language she will point and look down at her shoes. If I have said anything about her vagina I say it in our language like in the bath 'stand up mummy needs to wash your etc etc' i guess once she's older I'll most probably say vagina although not too sure how much detail ill need to mention ie vulva/labia. Probably leave that up to the sex Ed chat.
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16-02-2014 11:57 #61
16-02-2014 11:58 #62
Oh and to add to that same goes if we ever have a ds. Our language when little then probably penis when a bit older..
16-02-2014 14:41 #63
This is going to sound really awful given the light heartedness of the thread.
I've got quite a few lawyers in my family and we were all discussing it one day.
They said if in the awful event your child is sexually abused and they don't use the correct names for their penis/vagina then the defence can use that against them.
Eg "a doodle/wee wee could be anything, how do we know that he/she is talking about his/her penis/vagina"
Not sure how truthful it is, none of them have dealt with that area of law but it's for that reason we tell our boys to call it their penis.
Plus it isn't a dirty word
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16-02-2014 15:01 #66
I have a boy and he knows what his "doodle it " since about 18 months he would grab it and say doodle .
16-02-2014 15:09 #67
16-02-2014 16:05 #68
Makes me sad to think that could ever happen....but for me, I find it odd hearing "penis" from a 2yo. I do think that "doodle" is quite specific and well known enough that it would hopefully be considered the same as penis should something unthinkable happen though.
For a vagina, I'm not sure what we will call it.....it hasn't really come up yet.
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16-02-2014 16:12 #69
We only have girls but they know boy bits as penis (although they say peanuts). It's what it is. As a pp said its not a dirty word. And they call their bits front bottom and bottom (they know its a vagina but are more comfortable saying front bottom and bottom).
Me + he = dd1 (July 07), dd2 (July 10), dd3 (August 13), dd4 (due may 14)
16-02-2014 16:12 #70
Penis, testicles, vagina
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