A doula who married a cop & became a mama to 3 boys: G 12/22/00, my rainbow baby B 2/2/07 and L 2/10/10 my CBA2V baby, waiting for my little caboose late February 2013 & always remembering my two angels 2006 & 2012.
It stuck with the kiddo. He's asked for "bubs" since he was about 12 months old. But he says it like "Buuuuuuuhs. Buuuuuuuhs. BUUUUUUHS!!!!!!" Always drops the last b.
And lately, at night - if I'm turned onto my side he'll nudge me awake and say, "Move. Buuuuuhs." (Move?! where on earth did he learn that?)
It goes like this:
Him: "Move. Buuuuhs!"
Me: "Bubs, please?"
Him: "No. Buuuuhs."
He will also ask to nurse or he will ask for mama milk on occasion. But by and large it's dee dee.
Be will ask to touch or hold it and sometimes calls them boobs, but I don't really like it and correct him to say breast.
(it's funny he asks me to nurse his dee dees too - I nibble him until he giggles.)
I'm totally using this!
The other day my 2-two-old was looking for the hammer on her hammer-and-peg set. Then she said:
“Mommy, can’t find my hammer anywhere...."
She thought for a moment, the said something like, "I know...ask super-nana’s! Nana’s know everything.”
Wow! Wish the nana could live up to that one!
I'm not a big fan of baby talk, but "mouf" just sounds so cute coming out of a toddler's mouth and it's nice to have a pleasant sounding word to describe nursing, so food and toothbrushes go in the mouth but the nameless things on my chest go in little Moufy's MOUF.
I was so thrilled when the current Moufy, age 15 months, said "mouf" this week. :
I've been thinking of this alot lately. I've been thinking ahead to what word I want him to use for it in public, so I've been asking him if he wants "num nums" at nursing time (though I'm loving the "nanu" suggestion above!). He doesn't really have a word for it yet. He runs over to me saying "mumumumumum" (that just might be because he wants me though) and buries his head into me, and if he's really insistent he'll lift my shirt and giggle, he LOVES nursing :
Amy, mom to E since April 2008 and C since October 2011, wife to P since September 2006.
DD's 16 months and on the late side for talking. She's only just started making some sounds that we can readily identify as words in the last couple of weeks. And one of her first 'words' is 'mnam-mnam' for milk/nursing. The first time she said it she was in the middle of nursing, latched off, looked up at me with a big smile, licked her lips and said 'mnam-mnam' and then went back to nursing!
mildly crunchy mama to E (2006) and D (2011)
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for a long time, it was just the milk sign when she asked.
now she calls it "MUK, peese" ...also "dis side?" while pointing to her choice of breast.
but, since she recently went through a biting phase (thankfully it's past), sometimes she just asks by crawling onto my lap and saying "no bite?!"
other times she just walks up and says "MORE!" as if i'm supposed to know what she wants more of at all times
it is cute, though :::
this is such a cute thread!
It is the first word out his mouth when he wakes up in the morning. I've also heard him murmur it in his sleep...so sweet.
My cousins called it "nursing". (They're my son's age.)
My sister's kids call it "nummies" or "tatas".
Lately, "Dis boob. No dat boob. Dat boob go 'way. Dis boob. Nurse it."
And when I'm feeling touched out, we count to ten or twenty first. So sometimes he comes up and said, "Nurse? Mommy count now!"
Chasing DS since April 2007 and pumping for DD March 2013.