Teaching Our Daughter About Her Cheeseburger describes how a parent is torn between using the word vagina or cheeseburger to describe her daughter’s anatomy.
My wife and I don’t dumb-down words to our three year old daughter, although the author above does make a good point:
…I think that calling it a vagina will get tiring. Vagina is such a laborious word. It’s got three distinct syllables and you almost have to chew the word to get it out. What we’re looking for is something cuter. Vagina is not cute.