When you listen to parents talk to their kids, it may seem like they have their own language. Between ba-ba and uppie (say what?), parents have a different way of communicating. Let's take a look at the most common words and phrases they use with their children and why ... hey, parents, we're ready to learn your language.
The term potty dates back to the 1800s, and it's since been used by parents to describe a toilet to a child. Maybe that's because it was originally the word for "a seat of reduced size fitting over a toilet seat, for use by a small child." Enough said.
But, why did they name that seat a potty? Not only is it easier for young kids to say, but it's thought that potty makes "potty training" less of a scary, intimidating experience. Seriously, who could be nervous about using the potty?