My 5yr old daughter asked about her brothers morning wood!!!

Marlene - posted on 01/18/2015 ( 3 moms have responded )

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This morning my daughter noticed her brother had something in his pants. She asked him what's that? He told her nothing and blew it off. Later she told her daddy that her brother had tissue in his pants lol. My husband & I just looked at each other and tried not to laughed. So now i know she is going to ask again. But what do i say? How do i explain that to a 5yr old? Please help!!

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Dove - posted on 01/18/2015

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Yeah... just let her know that a penis does that sometimes. No big deal.

Marlene - posted on 01/18/2015

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My son was in pj's walking to the kitchen for a drink after waking up so that's why she seen his erection. I agree with you about not giving her an elaborate explanation and i don't want to confuse her. Thank you.

Sarah - posted on 01/18/2015

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Like I said in your other post:
IF she asks: tell her the truth. The more embarrassed or shocked you act, the more she'll wonder what's up. It sounds like she made an answer for herself, so why are you so worried about it? Why can she see your son's erection in the first place. She's five, she does not need an elaborate explanation of physiology. Boy's have a penis, you do not. A boy's penis might be hard in the morning, that is just the way they work. End of story. The reason for a morning erection is usually a full bladder. If you go into a discussion about that, she is just going to be confused.
I'd focus on providing your son with adequate privacy.

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