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French Baby & Childcare Vocabulary

French Baby & Childcare Vocabulary

Lexique pour le bébé

On this page you will find a complete list of French baby vocabulary. This list includes most products you’ll have to buy for your child. If you are having a baby in a French-speaking country or will be traveling with your small child then you’ll definitely find these words very useful.

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Useful nouns

  • baby le bébé
  • baby bath une baignoire pour bébé
  • baby boy un petit garçon
  • baby carrier un porte-bébé
  • baby clothes les vêtements pour bébé
  • baby food la nourriture pour bébés
  • baby formula le lait infantile, le lait maternisé
  • baby girl une petite fille
  • baby lotion la crème hydratante pour bébé
  • baby monitor un Babyphone®, un écoute-bébé
  • baby names les prénoms pour bébés
  • baby oil l’huile (f) d’amandes douces
  • baby powder le talc
  • baby room la chambre de bébé
  • baby talk le langage des bébés, le babillage
  • baby wipe la lingette pour bébé
  • bib un bavoir, une bavette
  • birth la naissance
  • bottle un biberon
  • crib le lit de bébé
  • delivery l’accouchement
  • diaper la couche pour bébé
  • diaper rash l’érythème fessier (m)
  • fairy tale un conte de fées
  • high chair la chaise haute
  • infant le nourrisson
  • newborn baby le nouveau-né
  • nursing l’allaitement
  • pacifier la sucette
  • play pen un parc pour bébé
  • pram, baby carriage le landau
  • pregnancy la grossesse
  • pregnant enceinte
  • rattle un hochet
  • stroller la poussette
  • stuffed animal un animal en peluche, un peluche
  • teething la poussée des dents
  • thermometer un thermomètre
  • toddler le bambin

Useful verbs

  • to give birth accoucher
  • to burp faire faire son rot à
  • to cuddle faire un câlin à
  • to pick up relever
  • to breast feed allaiter, donner le sein à
  • to bottle feed donner le biberon à, nourrir au biberon
  • to bathe donner le/son bain à
  • to change a diaper changer les couches
  • to have a baby avoir un enfant
  • to give birth accoucher

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