Your toddler babbles with such intent as you try your hardest to work out what they’re saying.
Politely, you tell them you’re sorry you don’t understand and bang they’re on the floor throwing a tantrum!
Been there? Haven’t we all.
But fret no more, here are 14 toddler translations that might help with those sticky situations. Try and work them out for yourselves!
1. ‘Euh euh euh’
Normally means they want you to do something and often comes with a finger point in the direction of where they want you to go. Time to follow…
2. ‘More mal’
This one’s for toddlers who still love their milk. It’s also the one that parents trying to cut-down their toddler’s milk will do their best to ignore.
Could also be for nanny/granny, but try not to mistake poor old nanny for fruit.
It’s time to have a proud moment and give yourself a pat on the back for bringing up a polite little person (even if they do use it for all the things they know they can’t have).
Every child loves honey on their porridge.
This is them trying to tell you more ‘noney!’
6. ‘Oof oof oof’
No idea why children find it easier to do the sound of a dog before saying the word ‘dog’.
Might be something to do with us parents all looking very silly saying ‘woof’ as soon as we see one.
7. ‘Ee ee ee’
Me, me, me.
Often followed by ‘mine’.
Quick, get the potty out, this is poo!
Another pat on the back for you.
Park loving toddlers tend to love the ‘ide’ and the ‘ings’ (that’s swings).
You’ll often get a chavvy ‘iya’ before you get a middle class ‘ello’.
12. ‘Ne nor’
Some type of emergency vehicle.
A rare one from a toddlers’ mouth.
Oh wait, this one’s normally pretty clear.
It’s funny how toddlers find it so hard to say ‘yes’ but ‘no’ is clear as crystal!