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What name do you use for your daughter's little private?

I know we are suppose to use the actual word penis and vagina but for some reason it sounds too grown up for them (I guess after watching "Kindergarten Cop" where that little boy says boys have penises and girls have So I just call it a cookie, private or down there for now(anything to avoid that but I do plan to change it soon because she is going to find out sooner or later right.

She is 5 yrs. old

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:45 AM on Mar. 4, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

Answers (29)
  • i say cooch. lol

    Answer by jodi205 at 10:46 AM on Mar. 4, 2009

  • my daughter knows hers as private part

    Answer by wendy232425 at 10:46 AM on Mar. 4, 2009

  • Tu-tu LOL she's only 8 months old so i still have a while...LOL jodi

    Answer by efmeador0709 at 10:47 AM on Mar. 4, 2009

  • My one SIL calls it a Kitty my husband's mother says Critchet I have also heard Lily and my other SIL calls it a Tutu.

    Answer by jenniferlee_12 at 10:48 AM on Mar. 4, 2009

  • My daughter knows it as Gina (like vaGINA)

    Answer by Deidra08 at 10:48 AM on Mar. 4, 2009

  • We only use proper names for body parts. It gets too confusing for them later. With my oldest we didn't start out that way. When he was 7 or 8 we taught him the proper names and he looked straight at me and said "did we call it my peeper 'cuz there is something wrong with it?" That was it for me. Children don't need to be shielded from the reality of their body. To do so leaves the door open for confusion and even shame. My boys all have penises and scrotems. My granddaughter has breasts, a labia, vulva and vagina. We do refer to 'private parts' in any situation not family. Like my g/d had a bladder infection. She told me in the store " when I pee my private parts hurt. That is fine for me.. What works for us maynot work for others. DH and I also grew up in homes taught to be ashamed of our bodies and that sex was nasty. That plays a part as well.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 10:55 AM on Mar. 4, 2009

  • We call my dds her tee tee.

    it works.

    Answer by mom2twobabes at 10:58 AM on Mar. 4, 2009

  • I don't have a lil girl but I would use private because thats what it is and should remain until she grows up and names it herself:)

    Answer by mom_wrhsc at 11:00 AM on Mar. 4, 2009

  • my oldest dd is 6yrs old and she say coo coo or coochie

    Answer by britme1027 at 11:13 AM on Mar. 4, 2009

  • We call it a vagina.

    Answer by gramsmom at 11:14 AM on Mar. 4, 2009

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