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What do your little boys call their testicles?

Our 16 month old knows where his private parts are - for example if I ask him where his penis (or peesh, which is what we call it for now) is, he points down there or to it when he has his diaper off. The problem is that his dad and I disagree on what we should be calling and teaching him to call his testicles.

* Obviously, we will teach him the technical terminology for everything when he is a little older; but for now he is so young and we want to keep it simple and easy for him to say.

The word testicles is so long and hard to speak. I want him to be able to verbalize that part of his body when he needs. But I feel like there are no "nice" words for that body part without getting silly. My husband has always referred to them as B*lls (not sure if I can write that on here). And my son actually says, "My B*lls." I am not really happy with this, even if I get a chuckle out of it. But N*ts are no better! Help!


Asked by Kimmylikins at 3:52 AM on Dec. 12, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Hahaha!! Thank you everyone! Not only was this amusing, but it gave me some ideas to talk over with the Hubby. We *are* going to use the proper terminology when he gets oder as well, but I think I am liking Nuggets as an alternative presently. (And at least I don't feel *as* bad if he does say, "My Balls" now. LOL!)

    Much appreciated and Happy Holidays everyone! :o)

    Answer by Kimmylikins at 3:46 PM on Dec. 12, 2009

  • That is so silly, a peesh. LOL! Why don't u just teach him what they are called?

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:06 AM on Dec. 12, 2009

  • LOL my 2 year old calls his private a peetom and well his other half he calls nuu nuus LOL

    Answer by TwistofCain at 6:03 AM on Dec. 12, 2009

  • we call it a pee pee lol

    Answer by BellaDiamond at 6:19 AM on Dec. 12, 2009

  • My son and i call his the NO NO spot.

    Answer by tml3 at 7:21 AM on Dec. 12, 2009

  • We call them his nuggets! He knows the proper name for them, but now that is almost 5, they are quite fascinating to him, so we now say nuggets, lol. He loves karate and nuggets sounded much better than I got hit in the balls, or testicles, lol, good luck mom! I wouldn't call them anything that was negative, you don't want him to feel ashamed of his body!

    Answer by kimigogo at 9:18 AM on Dec. 12, 2009

  • My 6 year old calls hie penis a pecker or penis or pee pee all work and he calss his balls his balls lol

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:48 AM on Dec. 12, 2009

  • it may be silly but our five yr old calls them nuts or balls. If you really think about it how often do children or grown ups really refer to them as testicals. I think if we are trully honest we are selfs call them nuts or balls.

    Answer by motherwanting6 at 10:10 AM on Dec. 12, 2009

  • I don't think balls is vulgar, as the pp said its what most people refer to them as. You can try: testes, jewels,grapes,coin purse....elbow skin( ok jk I went too far)

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:59 AM on Dec. 12, 2009

  • He he he...I'm :59, found this on wiki:
    balls, nuts, plums, rocks, bollocks, nads, gonads, sack (collective), nuggets, Cracker Jacks, stones, kerbangers, marbles, tenders, cullions, bells, pelotas, nutsack, bollocks, family jewels, gems, cojones, junk, package, manjigglies, Man tonsils, Knackers, Cods, love spuds, hanging brain.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:01 AM on Dec. 12, 2009