10 words you never knew you needed in your vocabulary until you had kids
Never mind just emojis –motherhood is such a complex experience, we also need actual new words to describe our #momlife too.
According to a study commissioned by ChannelMum.com, 84 percent of parents frequently use 'mumspeak' and more than a third (35 percent) of mothers admit to using the secret slang so their child doesn’t understand what they really mean.
We don't know about you, but we have totally incorporated the below words into our new mum vocabulary:
Well, this one is rather self explanatory, no...?
2. Sniff Test
You know – when you want to check if your baby actually have done a #2 without the debacle of having to undress and check inside the nappy...
3. Velcro Baby
Super-clingy baby who just wants to be held/carried/bounced by mum at all times.
4. Mum Bun
Ah – our now collective go-to hairstyle, genius for hiding anything from greasy roots...
You think the 'Terrible Twos' are terrible? Just wait until you have a threenager on your hands...
Us – on most days. An exhausted mum who is half dead from lack of sleep.
Resorting to using a screen so you can have five goddamn minutes to pee alone...
Remember how pristine your car was pre-kids? Not anymore.
9. The Handover
When your partner gets in from work and you hand (*throw) the baby to them.
10. Musical Beds
Like the game with chairs, only this one is performed in the dead of the night and refers to when kids, then adults change beds all night.