what should children call farts

Sam - posted on 01/25/2009 ( 478 moms have responded )

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i have always called it farting and friends have said that children get told of at school for using that word, just wondered what other ppl call it lol sorry very strange question

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Valmai - posted on 01/25/2009

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A fart is a fart and as long as you excuse your self why call it anything at school. Other kids are always going to find it funny though when some one farts. For example

when my kids let one go the other will ask who fluffed but thats because of my mother.

My Nan always tells my kids boys fart girls love puff and my husband says he is just blowing kisses. Me if they keep going on about it I call them bugle but that usually get a giggle and a change of subject lol

I work in a nursing home and in there we call it letting off steam.

Just remember if the food goes in digestion happen and creates gas that has to come out holding it in just causes build up and pain.

Sara - posted on 01/25/2009

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My daughter is almost 22 months and we call it tooting, toots, tootsy or tooted.  I see other people do the same.  Your school is lucky that is all your child is saying.  I have 3 brothers (her uncles) and along with my husband I'll be lucky if my daughter doesn't say she "sharted" when she gets into school.  I think it is crazy to try and teach a toddler not to "toot" in public.  That is just a start down a bad road.  My daughter already has a poop "holding" issue, I'm not going to try and teach her to hold her toots in untill a more appropriate time.  I think school needs to focuse more on teaching children not to bring guns to school, and not so much about how direspectful it is to do something natural.  I don't care who you are, you fart, that's all there is to it :)  People also poop, it's just part of life.  I hope you figure out a good word that fits your family, even if it's fart, the school will have to get over it.

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I am a 3rd through 5th grade teacher and I can tell you right now, it doesn't matter what you call it, kids at that age think it's hillarious!  Mostly I didn't have a problem with them talking about it but it can be disruptive if a kid says, "I farted (tooted, passed gas, etc)" in the middle of class.  I would just make sure that your kids know not to emphasis it if it happens in class.

Marsha - posted on 01/25/2009

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We call it fart. I swear, how far can you take politically correct? It's not profanity so what's the big deal with a child saying it? Next, they'll be saying poop is offensive and start calling it a 'messy'.

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Goldie - posted on 01/28/2009

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My sister taught my niece to call them bubbles and I like that too. Then she calls her bottom her bubble butt.

Kerensa - posted on 01/28/2009

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trump!! children should call farts trumps, i worked in school setting and trump is acceptable! I trumped, i keep trumping etc etc etc

Lana - posted on 01/28/2009

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Quoting Sharon:

we call them bottom pops in our house which my son thinks is funny.he says mummy i popped again.



we say that too.

Helene - posted on 01/28/2009

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we use the word bean. its a family thing, my son will say mommy i beanied... i think its way more classier then fart.

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have to say my son uses fart/farted also , though i do tell him some times like at school to say "pumped" or "passed wind" or "let off" as it is politer

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have to say my son uses fart/farted also , though i do tell him some times like at school to say "pumped" or "passed wind" or "let off" as it is politer

Vi - posted on 01/28/2009

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Quoting Sam:

what should children call farts

i have always called it farting and friends have said that children get told of at school for using that word, just wondered what other ppl call it lol sorry very strange question


 

Vi - posted on 01/28/2009

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Quoting Sam:

what should children call farts

i have always called it farting and friends have said that children get told of at school for using that word, just wondered what other ppl call it lol sorry very strange question


 

Juniper - posted on 01/28/2009

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I agree this is a silly question howerver no matter what you call it it's still the same thing... associating a word with something makes it that. How long ago was it that the word Gay only ment happy now it is associtated with specific groups of people.



People need to stand up for their kids and tell the schools to find something better to focus on. If a kid is swearing or putting someone down because they farted then bring it up but as a child gets older they will learn discretion.



Really a kid shoutting out I farted is the same thing as a kid shouting out I fluffed or any other word. Personaly, regardless of how cute, to me it would cause more reaction and interuptions in a class to call them bottom pops or some goofy word instead of fart.

Jeannette - posted on 01/28/2009

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i taught my daughter to use the word gas...i heard teachers teach young students to use the word fluffy rather than fart...i like both

Ka-Ron - posted on 01/28/2009

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Perhaps teaching them the word "gas" from the beginning and teaching them to say excuse me along with this needed release, keeps the door to truth and communication open; a door that will not deed to be revisited. KBL



Sabrina - posted on 01/28/2009

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If u say fart they will say the same, i call it wind or popping off, and if they here me apologise they pick up on this and do the same.

Jeannette - posted on 01/28/2009

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i taught my almost three year old to call it her gas.....also when i was working at an elem school...a heard a teacher teach her students of 1st grade to call them fluffys

Jeannette - posted on 01/28/2009

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i taught my almost three year old to call it her gas.....also when i was working at an elem school...a heard a teacher teach her students of 1st grade to call them fluffys

Paula - posted on 01/28/2009

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my husband makes us say fluff, it took a while but we all say it now, my sister in law calls it beefing, i dont get that.

June - posted on 01/28/2009

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Obviously your question has raised a lot of question as to what is right or wrong. I don't think anyone is saying it's abnormal to "FART" however the way I look at it is if you are a lady, how about looking at it as something you don't do in public unless you absolutely have to.  As far as what you call it, my thought is this:  Picture your sweet little girl saying, "Exuse me, I FARTED".  Nasty.  That is something a pig of a guy would do with all his friends.  It's better to have your sweet little darling say, "Excuse me, I tooted".  I guess whatever you are comfortable with but I just think it sounds disgusting.

Jennifer - posted on 01/28/2009

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All these words sound really "cute" but I've always called things what they are.  I have three boys ages 15, 8 and 4.  Instead of using the word fart, it's pass gas.  Instead of pee it is urinate.  Instead of poop, it is having bowel movement.  It is not as embarrassing when my child says out loud in a restaurant, "I have to have a bowel movement vs.  I have to PooP!!!!    It's really not cute to hear a child saying that he farted but it may be just a little cute when my 4 year old says, "Excuse me, I just passed gas."  Just like body parts.  I've always taught them the proper names for things.  It really works out much easier.

Amy - posted on 01/28/2009

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My son, now 7, came up with the phrase "burped from my bum" once he was old enough to recognize what he was doing. I never saw a reason to change it...I actually thought it was very clever. He still refers to his "farts" this way. Personally, I don't see what the big deal is. I wonder if the problem is not so much the word(s) being used, but rather the fact that something that should be personal is being discussed. Some people are just very uncomfortable discussing bodily issues. If you are concerned, you should definately ask your child's teacher what is expected and appropriate. That way, you and your child will know what to expect when it comes up...because it's bound to come up.

User - posted on 01/28/2009

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We call them toots for a long time and them my husband, thinking he was being cute, started calling them "train whistles" and now the little munchkins say train whistles all the time. We explain the reasons why we control ourselves and how that is best done privately, but that's us. Train Whistles... gotta love men!

User - posted on 01/28/2009

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We call them toots for a long time and them my husband, thinking he was being cute, started calling them "train whistles" and now the little munchkins say train whistles all the time. We explain the reasons why we control ourselves and how that is best done privately, but that's us. Train Whistles... gotta love men!

Katie - posted on 01/28/2009

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we call them farts at home but in public they are snappers, and mine are fluffs

Heather - posted on 01/28/2009

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We say 'poot' but they have started saying 'someone stepped on a frog' which is kinda cute(-:

Jena - posted on 01/28/2009

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We say "toot" to our baby girl, and I'm sure she will learn to use that word.

Jill - posted on 01/28/2009

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I never saw a problem with the word fart, or toot. I saw on here where Katie said her child says she 'puffs'. I'd be wary of that as 'puffing' is a potentially fatal act where young people inhale the stuff used to blow dust off of your computer. I do encourage my children to try to fart in a restroom, or away from people whenever possible.

Victoria - posted on 01/28/2009

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I have always told my children the grown up names for things. It helps their vocabulary. All three of my kids 8, 6, and 4 call it flatuation. I've had heads turn in resturants when they were just big enough to talk and say "excuse me I flatuated" trust me when boys get to 1st and 2nd grade they think it's hilarious to say "fart" give them something else to say.

Meaghan - posted on 01/28/2009

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When I was a kid we called a fart a Toby. Also for some reason I would say I "beefed one" if I passed gas. Maybe your kid will come up with something interesting on their own. :)

Heather - posted on 01/28/2009

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My kids call it burps, I taught them that when they were babies so either their burps come out of their mouth or bottom. Much better to hear they burped in pubic instead of I farted!

June - posted on 01/28/2009

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Quoting Sam:

what should children call farts

i have always called it farting and friends have said that children get told of at school for using that word, just wondered what other ppl call it lol sorry very strange question



OMG!  This is totally my subject.  First of all, picture your sweet little girl saying, "I FARTED" Not very lady like.  Gross.  Only a nasty pig of a man should call them FARTS and even they shouldn't say that.  We call them "toots"  So, when my sweet little children say, "Excuse me, I tooted,"  it doesn't sound so gross. I hope that helped.

Leah - posted on 01/28/2009

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We called them "stinkers" when I was a kid.  "fluffy" or "toot" seems fairly benign to me.

Leah - posted on 01/28/2009

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We called them "stinkers" when I was a kid.  "fluffy" or "toot" seems fairly benign to me.

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