Is there a baby in your life – maybe your own child, or a niece, nephew, or grandchild? Do you hope that one day this baby will learn to speak English too? Well if that is the case or if you just want to increase your vocabulary read on. This is a post about baby related vocabulary.
As any new parent knows, babies come with a lot of accessories and all those accessories have names. Here you can learn the names of all these items. You can even teach these new words to the baby in your life if you want to!
baby powder – This is the white powder that is rubbed on a baby’s skin (usually after changing his or her diaper) to keep the baby dry and smelling nice.
baby wipes – These are like toilet paper, but they are thicker and wet. These are used to clean a baby during his or her diaper change.
bib – This is what a baby wears when he or she eats so that the baby doesn’t get his or her clothes dirty. Here is what a bib looks like.
bottle – This is what a baby drinks out of instead of drinking out of a cup like an adult. The top of the bottle is called the nipple.
changing table – This is a special table that is higher than most tables and is used specifically for changing diapers. Changing tables are generally small; just big enough for a baby to lie down on. Here is a picture of a changing table.
crib – This is the bed that a baby sleeps in. It is larger than a cradle and usually has bars on either side so a baby can see out but not roll or fall out. Here is a picture of a crib.
diaper – This is the ‘underwear’ that a baby wears. In British English the word for diaper is “nappy.” There are two types of diapers: disposal diapers, which are thrown away after each use, and cloth diapers, which are washed after use and reused.
highchair – This is special chair with a little table attached to it so that a baby can eat sitting up and be safe from falling down.
mobile – This is a decoration that hangs over a baby’s crib and gives the baby something to look at. There are usually different objects hanging down from the mobile for the baby to see, kick, or reach out for. Here is a picture of a mobile.
play pen – This is a small enclosed area a baby has space to play and not get into trouble. It provides a safe place for the baby. Here is a picture of a playpen.