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#1 of 55 Old 02-17-2010, 08:54 PM - Thread Starter
 
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So we are all into teaching DS the proper names for body parts. I am totally comfortable saying "penis" and what not, for some reason though, I don't know what to call his "butt." I say "bottom" sometimes when I want him to sit on his "bottom", but then when we are pointing and naming body parts, it sounds weird to say "that is your bottom". What do you and your LO call it?

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Somehow we got to calling it a "heiny". Occasionally, we refer to it as a "booty" or "bum".


When I was little, most of my friends said "bottom" but that really confused me as that is what my mom called my vulva/vagina.

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We've always just called it a bum.

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bottom/butt/bum

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We say butt or bottom. Neither is obscene, so I'm fine with both.

In my extensive survey of what other people's kids call it, "butt" wins by a landslide!
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We just say butt. I don't feel like butt is a dirty word, and we also call the penis a penis.

I am at a loss as to what to call his scrotum/testicles. He has a hard time saying those words and I feel weird saying that because I have always called them nuts or balls.

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Bottom, butt, tushie... I guess that's about it.

We never called my DD's bottom her "butt" until she was much older. I think she actually heard it at preschool and started dancing around singing, "I'm wiggling my butt!" It was very cute.

When she was little (<2), we always called it her bottom.
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Butt is the shortened form of buttocks, which is the technical name for it...I am comfortable with butt or bottom or even bum - though I don't really use that one much.

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we all have booties around here,lol

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I love this thread title, btw.
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DD is almost 2 and I have been saying bottom...which has been all inclusive but I know I need to change that soon!

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We somehow ended up with tush (or tushie), as in, "Please sit down on your tush". Not sure how it happened...

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Sometime when he was 3, I told DS that "butt" is short for "buttocks". We tend to alternate between "butt" and "bum". He started calling it "bumtocks". Hee!

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My dd has 2 butts, a front butt and a back butt So, it's all her butt. I don't know why in the world I don't use real words, I mean I don't even call my vagina by it's technical name, it's my hoo-ha. I need to change.

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heiny. Although I love bum. DH wasn't into it tho.

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Bottom and bum here.

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I can't say the word buttocks with out laughing. It's just to technical. I call mine my bottom or or my butt I guess. With the kids I've nannied for there have many names like tushie,heiney,bottom,bum bum or just bum.

Oh and for other parts,I have no issues with the technical terms,but as a nanny when telling the parents at the end of day of diaper rashes etc... I wouldn't use words like vulva or vagina.especially when telling the dads. For some reason I got the feeling it would make them feel uncomfortable. So I'd say things like bottom bits or girly parts or even front bottom!
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Butt usually, and occasionally "bottom" to be funny and facetious.

My parents used "bottom" and I always think of it as too prim and proper, sort of like "tinkle" instead of pee or "wee-wee" instead of penis or vulva. I also remember being a kid and thinking that the actual bottom of my body was the soles of my feet, so why did I refer to my butt, which is about midway, as my "bottom"?

I was still on the hormonal high of my UC and so proud and amazed at what my ovaries, uterus and vagina could do when I overheard an acquaintance talk about how her five year old had asked what his "nutsack" was for and that she was afraid she might not be able to distract him the next time he asked.

That was kind of a lightbulb moment for me. If ds had been a girl, there was NO WAY I would have hidden the power of her reproductive organs from her or refused to tell her what they were for or used cutesy little names for them.

I still cringe inwardly every time I say the word "penis" (ds's big brother just had "little boy parts") but I say it anyway and when we read "once upon a potty" I say that Joshua has many amazing parts, including "a penis for peeing, giving yourself pleasure, giving your partner pleasure when you grow up, and ensuring the survival of the species" or something similarly silly and grandiose but truthful.

ds's enunciation isn't all that great, so he'll sometimes just say "butt" for his reproductive organs and use hand motions to show me what he actually means, but I figure he'll probably shorten "scrotum" to "scro" at some point, which feels like a whole 'nother ballgame (pun intended) than "nutsack" or "wee-wee".
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We call it a rear-end or a tushie.

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Booty. Why? I don't know, but I just like the sound of it. Booty!

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We call it a bum. DS seems to think it's a fun word to say too!

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We use bottom too.

I just can't stand the everyday use of butt.

DD knows that butt is another word for bottom and that its short for buttocks but she always says bottom, or bun, which we picked up from my very British step-mum.

She's very analytical though, she likes to know ALL the parts of her body; rectum, clitoris, urethra, anus, labia, nipple, navel, etc.

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Butt, bottom, bum

You bump a baby bum and tump a baby tum. (said rhythmically whilst gently drumming on a little round body part. )
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We use bum most of the time. However, when we have one of our dance parties, DS2 knows what part I'm talking about when I tell him to shake his booty!

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We say "dupa," which is Polish (or Polish-American slang, I don't know which) for butt.

DS also knows the word butt, though, because if we ask, "Where's your butt?" he'll touch it and say, "DUPA!"

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We use butt or bottom.

We use penis and testicles for my son, but lady business or girly parts for my DD, mainly because I do not want my DS going around telling people his siter has a vagina.

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We mostly say dupa (from DH's family) or tushie, sometimes bottom.

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