where do babies come from advice!

Sarah - posted on 03/03/2010 ( 15 moms have responded )

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My two boys aged 5 and 7 are starting to ask questions about where babies come from etc. Any ideas/hints on how to handle. Anyone recommend some good reading material please?

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Kasey - posted on 03/16/2010

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Im not sure where you can get this book, but its called "Where did i come from?" They also made it into a dvd. From an adults point of view its quite funny, but it has the right information for kids :)

Sue - posted on 03/14/2010

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My son is 6. When he was 5 we found out we were pregnant. He already had figured out it took a mommy and a daddy. He wanted specifics. I told him that a mommy and daddy snuggle in a special way to make a baby. A few months ago he asked for even more specifics and I told him that he doesn't need to know that until he is grown up. I didn't think that he would accept that, but he did.

Lucretia - posted on 03/13/2010

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They come from a part of Mommy and a part of Daddy, and with a little bit of help from God, a baby is created. Kids love that answer. Also, honesty is the best policy. I've found that they can handle the truth, even if you show them an anatomy book and show them the pathways and parts in specific terms, if they are too young to understand they will create their own version thats perfectly innocent. I laugh as I think of all the "talks" my son and I have had over the years. He's 15 now and we haven't had "the sex talk", we've had hundreds of them! Ranging from morality, responsibility, gender issues, love, marriage, sex, all things that play a role in procreation. So, explaining how things work to them now while they are little will help you prepare for many interesting conversations in the future, including the hard ones. Good luck! You'll do great.

Kylie - posted on 03/13/2010

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Can't recomenmend a specific book, but have found that honesty is the best policy, at an age appropriate level. If you are honest and open with them from an early age, you're setting up the best communication policy with your kids.

Jenelle - posted on 03/12/2010

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Well there are two ways to approach it...we have used both ways. From the very beginning we have told our children the correct names for their anatomy, as my older kids got older we just tell them flat out. And my Oldest son, and two oldest daughters have seen a women giving birth.
With the little ones, you still tell them the truth, but they don't really want the nitty gritty stuff..we just tell our younger ones that moms have eggs, and dads have sperm, and when the want a baby the daddy gives the mommy some sperm and she puts it with the egg and it makes a baby. And they are great with that. In their minds they figure dad has a pocket full of sperm and he just gives mom a couple and she just puts in her pocket..and they are good to go. All the other stuff is over their head. But that is just how we do it, and we have found it to work very well.

An - posted on 03/11/2010

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Hi, I'm from Belgium and in Dutch we have some pretty good books about the subject. One, that I really like is made for young children and is titled 'Mom's egg'. I don't know if it has been translated in English but it is certainly worth the try!

Heather - posted on 03/11/2010

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When i got pregnant with my second child I took my daughter to the children's section at the library and they had some wonderfull books at her age level that we read through. She's now 22.

Tracy - posted on 03/11/2010

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I agree, just be honest...I told my 2 girls at 7&5... no need 4 full on details..they take in what they understand...now they are 24 & 22.

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I keep waiting for that question. My girls know about puberty, pregnancy, miscarriages, and both ways that babies can be born, but still haven't asked for details on the conception part..... They are 8.

Jaine - posted on 03/03/2010

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I bought my kiddies a book its called mummy laid an egg you can get it from Amazon and it goes through mummy and daddy saying things like well the baby was from a cabbage patch and things and then goes on to explain about the egg and the great tadpole race.... I found it very good for my son who was around 7 at the time and although my daughter was 4 i found that i could leave out some parts for them as some pictures show how mummys and daddys fit together (not done rudely) it answered questions and i have not been asked since

Lisa - posted on 03/03/2010

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I agree with Heather. You should be honest but only put out enough info to satisfy them. I told my boys that babies grow in mommies tummy. I told them that there is a place kind of like where moms pee and thats where the baby comes out of. They didnt ask any further. they are 6 and 4

Jami - posted on 03/03/2010

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When I told my 4 year old I was pregnant and that meant that I had a new baby in my belly, he stated very distraught "You ate it?!" I simply told him that daddy puts the baby in my belly and the doctor takes it out. He seemed to accept that for the time being.

Emilie - posted on 03/03/2010

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I told my kids that babies come from God. When a woman is ready to have a baby God uses magic and makes a baby grow inside the woman, and when the baby is big enough and ready to come out, the woman goes to a hospital and the doctor helps take the baby out. I told them that the doctor cuts the woman open, that is true in my case. I had a C-section with both my kids.

Heather - posted on 03/03/2010

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I have a cousin who is 8 an one who is 9. Before I became pregnant they had no clue where babies came from. Sure enough when i was in the hospital they asked my aunt their mom where babies come from. My aunt simply told them that females have an extra whole down there which is called the vagina and thats where babies come out of. She didnt need to go into anymore detail like how they are made. But she simply told them the honest answer with the proper terms. When my son becomes curious about that type of stuff no matter how old he is I plan to tell him straight forward where they come from.But I think the best thing you can do is be honest and use proper terms. Hope this helps. Good luck

Vickie - posted on 03/03/2010

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Please send me a message when you get a good answer!! My children are 6 yr old girl and 4 yr old boy, we are expecting our 3rd child in April. Thankfully they have not asked the where does he come from question although they both understand that he is in my tummy and will be coming out in 2 months. I also would love some help for the the real talk that goes with this! Good luck and God Bless.

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