I don't like it. I think the word "poop" is okay though.
Single mom to a 15 yr old, 8 yr old and a 1 year old!
Hi Sawandira; I purposely removed "both are not okay" because for us, we're okay with using either dookie or poo-poo (if dookie had been okay, thankfully not). I say poo-poo but I lump poo-poo and poop together because I use both.
It's funny, but we actually do say, "pee-pee" for his penis. I mean, he's a little baby right now, it's cute for us to just say pee-pee because he's learning and people say that (it's not like we're telling him it's called a coo-coo and no one uses that word). We do tell him it's his penis though, and don't just say "pee-pee" exclusively; he can decide what he wants to call it when he can talk. We're not embarassed to name body parts for what they are, but I don't think we need to go down the medical road with a 17 month old; certainly whatever we call his body parts, or fecal matter, won't scare him, I'm sure. For us we use so little baby talk with our son that I think it's fine to say these few things.
Sorry, I'm probably babbling; it's late, I'm pregnant, and tired...
Yes which is why apparently I'm the only person in favor of dookie! I don't see how it's any better/worse than poop. My son says both. Usually poopoo after he's done it and dookuuuu while I'm changing him. Maybe he thinks pooping's the verb and dookies the noun?
Short of profanity - what's the difference between one scatalogical baby phrase or another? I think unless you are willing to take the medically or anatomically correct high road - there's really not a significant distinction in politeness between dookie or poo-poo or caca or whatever your family agrees to use. In public, I think its a non-issue and would probably make me smile to hear a small person exclaiming over their toileting. I do think that there should be some agreement if you are truly offended by DH's terms.
We use both "feces" & "poop"... and we always used "penis" although DS on his own sometimes calls it "peepee" instead for some reason (I don't think he's ever heard it from anyone)... I think I like using both terms for things though because it gives us the option to use whichever feels more comfortable in any given situation. One thing he's been asking about a lot though is whether Mommy has a penis & I'm not sure what to tell him that will be anatomically correct "opposite" because all he wants to know is where I pee from lol. I was going to say urethra but since boys have them too I feel like it's not the 'right' answer.
However, I have never heard the term "dookie" and it kind of makes me cringe, not sure why!
Little kids saying Dookie is a little rough for my tastes. Poop, poopy, poo etc. That's what little kids call elimination. The father of the family I babysit for says "deuce" and that always makes me gag. And I also think about Green Day. I have been known to say "dangle" for penis. But it's more of a joking manner. Like "What are you doing to your poor dangle?" Or "We don't put dangles on XYZ" Otherwise, it's a penis. And a vulva. I am a stickler about the girls I babysit for saying vulva and not vagina when they are talking about vulvas and not vaginas.