Friday, July 16, 2010

Words Only Mommies Use

Last time I was at the pediatrician (my new pediatrician, BTW... not the one who called me a "barbarian" - click here for that story if you don't know what I'm referring to!) she mentioned I should start offering Paige something called "Biter Biscuits." I nodded and smiled like I totally knew what she was talking about. But I didn't. I had never heard the term before in my life. As soon as I got home I started doing some intense research (aka Google) and found them. There is actually a product by Gerber called Biter Biscuits! I figured it was a generic name. WRONG! They are a specific product designed for babies to hold and chew. Instead of crumbling, the "biscuit" dissolves to avoid choking. Of course that's what they are! ; )

I think back to last year at this time when there was a whole set of words that I had never heard before. It is like a secret vault of terms and products that non-Moms don't realize even exist. But, once that baby pops out, we use these terms like we've been chatting about them our whole lives.

Case in point: Boppy. In no way does it describe what the product is, does or looks like. But EVERY mama knows exactly what it is, AND probably has one.

I've compiled a list of Mommy-isms... Think back to before you were a mama - this list would have looked like a foreign language! I guess we know what our husbands feel like now : )

Feel free to add more in the comments section below! Maybe ones for phases I haven't gotten to yet?
  • Biter Biscuits
  • Boppy
  • Bumbo
  • Puffs (not the tissues!)
  • Sleep Sack
  • Sleep Sheep
  • Nipple Shield
  • Butt Paste
  • Teething Tablets
  • Gripe Water
  • Playard
  • Baby Bjorn
  • Snuzzler
  • Melissa & Doug
  • Medela
  • Diaper Genie
  • Wee Blocker
  • Soothies
  • Robeez
  • Dreft