how to answer my son's question "How was I born?"

Anna - posted on 01/13/2013 ( 6 moms have responded )

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dear moms, how did you explain your kids their appearance to the world? my elder son is about to ask these questions :) in April he turns 5

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Elfrieda - posted on 01/14/2013

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I would just give him the basic answer to what he asks, and don't answer any more that what he actually asks. Possibly saying that instead of a penis like him, you have a place where the baby squeezed out when she was ready to be born. That's honest, but not too much information.

Amanda - posted on 01/14/2013

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My son is about the same age as yours and he asked questions a while back. I told him that him and sister grew in my tummy until they were ready to be born.

He asked how they came out and I told him I had to go to the hospital, which went on to him asking me if I pooped them out. I said kind of.

At the moment thats what we're running with and he hasn't asked again. If he does I may have to go into abit more detail but for now he's happy with that.

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Michelle - posted on 01/13/2013

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My kids have always seen me naked so have always known the difference between boys and girls. I have just explained to the boys that the reason girls don't have a penis is so they can have babies.

They figured it out themselves that babies came out of there :)

My boys are now 11.5 and 9 and know the reproductive system of men and women.

Maybe see if you can find the book, "Where did I come from?". I remember reading that as a kid.

Anna - posted on 01/13/2013

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thanks a lot!!! actually he asks those questions about his little sister, he remembers that she was inside of my tummy. I said that she WAS BORN in the special hospital and then we came home... But he's interested HOW she was born. He guessed that I spat her out:) . But I feel that it's not the end - he will ask more :)

Michelle - posted on 01/13/2013

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I have always been honest with my children. Let him know that he grew in your tummy and when he was ready he was born.

Sometimes that will be enough. If he asks how he was born just explain that boys and girls are different and girls are made to have babies.

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