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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Courtney - posted on 01/28/2009

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I don't normally respond to these, but thought it was funny because I don't think it is appropriate for my daughters to call them farts..I just think it sounds terrible coming out of their mouth..My mom felt the same way when I was little, and my aunt came up with the term "busting cookies"..That way if they are out in public no one really knows what they are talking about..and kids get a kick out of it as well..

Kristen - posted on 01/28/2009

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Fart is a slang term and can be taken as very vulgar.  Why not call it what it really is..passing gas. 

Renee - posted on 01/28/2009

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my neice says "backpack, backpack" Cuz Dora the Expolrer turns around and shakes her back side when she calls her backpack.  Yasmeen always thought Dora was letting a few go!

Shennandoah - posted on 01/28/2009

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Well, I have taught my boys and will teach my little girl to call it Pongo ... It is Korean for "farting."  They like it because no one knows what they are saying, but they get the point across to me & their Dad. Plus, it is just fun to say for them. They always giggle..

Laura - posted on 01/28/2009

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"Tooting". Kids can learn the fart word from their friends. However, they need to know the appropriate term when talking around adults and at school from mom and dad.

Monique - posted on 01/28/2009

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poof or toot works :P but I don't think people should get all worked up about it. a fart is a fart! LOL

Jennifer - 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


Well, in our home we always called them "toots", but then Thomas the Train came out where the trains "Toot -Toot" and my little guy would always giggle when they "tooted"!  He was asking me why the trains weren't saying "excuse me"!!!!  I had to explain the difference....the word toot is cute but we didn't expect this funny  complication!!!

Staci - posted on 01/28/2009

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my son actually calls it "burping" or a "burp" and that doesn't seem to get him in any trouble. ???

Sara - posted on 01/28/2009

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I think toot is good, I can't stand it when children say fart! My mom used to make us call it a stinker, but I think toot is better.

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I would call it a fart or gas, and then tell them to say excuse me....any normal kid will react to this with humor, infact grown up kids tend to react the same way!! there are worse behaviors-I would take farting any day!

Wendy - posted on 01/28/2009

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They don't really need to be called anything. Just teach the child to say "excuse me" when they "pass gas".

Lorraine - posted on 01/28/2009

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i have 4 kids and as they have grown up ive always called them trumps so my little girl has stuck to that hun good luck in wot ever you decide xx

Jolene - posted on 01/28/2009

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I always called it farting like you. My mother in law always told my son that he tooted. He has become so used to saying it he corrects me when I say fart. He tells me " no mumma I tooted!"

Rebecca - posted on 01/28/2009

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We don't stop Morgan from saying fart or farted, but we try to teach her the manners that go with it. Now she says "cues me" when she farts or burps. I think its ok to use these words as long as they use proper manners with them. She will look at me after a fart and say "Mommy, I farted. Cues me." And I tell her she is excused.

Siobhan - posted on 01/28/2009

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I call them farts too , it's the only name i got taught too uses and always have done , But i suppose a politer  word ror kids to use would be bottom burps lol ... just a thought

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Quoting Valmai:

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.


Valmai:



My son will be 7 this May 2009 and when he farts/toots/poots he just automatically uses his manners wehter he senses anyone has noticed or not or whether anyone says anything or not as he immediatley says; Excuse me" and then I go to my mommy reflex and send him to the toilet to try to get out the rest. I am trying to break away from that becuase in all honesty we have all been in situations wehre there wasn't a public toilet available and even as adults it is hard to hold it in sometimes and yo udon't wnat to laugh  {especially  in front of your kids} but sometimes yo ucan't help it and it sends the wrong message. But I try not to be so uptight about it as at least my son is taking ownership for it and then using manners after he knows what has occured and it is only if is it stinky do we ever really react to it. Back when I was a kid; it was just funny and no one said anything but now every little word and involunary body movement has to be subjected to immediate critism for whether it is p.c. or not that it draws lines very, very thin when yor a parent trying to guide yor child in the "right" direction.



{EX: Be Freindly, but don't talk to strangers...} I grew up with my grandparents {in closing} and my grandad just let them out whenever he needed except church or in a resteraunt but once we were outside he did not care as he alwys said, "Better out than in..." I honeslty did not know what that meant but he was a funny man anyway so everyone seemed to just let it slide. I am also the mother who made the BILl Cosby comments to this topic. So I have a sense of humor.




Candace - posted on 01/28/2009

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lol you could refer to it as passing gas if your trully affraid of your child getting into trouble at school or you could ask the teacher to just suck it up and deal with it there are much worse things your child can say :)

April - posted on 01/28/2009

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Oh god, the nanny state hits again. I call them farts!!!. My little bro calls them eggie waa waa's, he got taught that at school. Children broadcast things, its what they do. my niece tells everyone when she's been to the toilet as she's just been potty trained and she's pleased with herself. Ok i dont shout it out in public but i do use the word. I've heard of them being called "air biscuits". Another one which is actually good is bottom burp, well until the kids get told off for saying burp!.

Megan - posted on 01/28/2009

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Hey Sam! I always called them "pop-offs" with my kids! As funny as is sounds they only started calling them farts when they started school (very recently)! You are meant to say pardon me or some such thing, but boys in particular love a good fart joke. Do'nt worry about it. Tell your friends to move on, it doesnt last forever!

Megan - posted on 01/28/2009

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Hey Sam! I always called them "pop-offs" with my kids! As funny as is sounds they only started calling them farts when they started school (very recently)! You are meant to say pardon me or some such thing, but boys in particular love a good fart joke. Do'nt worry about it. Tell your friends to move on, it doesnt last forever!

Hayley - posted on 01/28/2009

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my daughter says 'i did a walter' after the book series, "walter the farting dog" - very funny books for kids.

Hayley - posted on 01/28/2009

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pollywaffle, ripsnorter, smelly, whoofie, blew a rebok, 4X (after an old aussie beer ad quote "I can feel a xxxx coming on") XXXX is the name of the beer for those who dont know.

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trumps,windypops, wind in your trousers. to be honest whatever they call it,it will always be a touchy subject,as even as adults we dont know how to deal with it. so no wonder they get confused. l'd make a point of asking the teacher that tells them off what ia acceptable. l bet they'll feel uncomfortable answering as there is no set rules.maybe you can pioneer a acceptable word. be sure to let us know how you get on.

Wendy - posted on 01/28/2009

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Wow, never heard of kids getting told off for saying that. Isn't that what they are, farts? Kids can be so mean. W call em farts. Or toots. Not a strange question. It's a normal bodily function. And kids can't help it when they slip out. (And neither can some adults. :-D )

Rika - posted on 01/27/2009

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My husband taught our son to call them "burps" so every time he farts, he says "mom, I burped my bump"

Kath - posted on 01/27/2009

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We call them "Guftys" I would never expect my 5 year old to hold it in. It can give you an awful belly ache! Just to have the manners to say excuse me if she does it, the same with belching.

Germania - posted on 01/27/2009

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i am Spanish and even though my 5 year old son still calls it a fart, i do try to encourage him to use the Spanish word 'peito' [payto] which means 'little fart'. he does then the giggling attack begins. but honestly, ladies... a fart by any other name is still a fart. he does excuse himself in between bouts of giggling. hope this helps!

Ashley - posted on 01/27/2009

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we call it fluffing. lol my daughter is so cute when it happens too. she's now 7 and still says mommy i fluffed excuse me!!

Sandy - posted on 01/27/2009

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We don't think "fart" is a bad word for it, but "poot" and "deet" works also.  heh.

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Hi Sam! I agree with Gisele Grieves, the more you focus on a word and make it sound like it is bad to say, the more a child will say it. fartss happen, they are natural. I call them farts or a toot. Now that being said I am a Kindergarten teacher and the only way I am offended by a student saying it is if they are making fun of someone else for farting or if they are getting to silly and it is interupting learning. Sometimes when a student farts and it is loud, I have a hard time not laughing, because farts are funny! Good luck with your fart terminology!

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