How do you answer your toddler question about where babies come from?

Cristal - posted on 06/03/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My daugther even wanted to know how they come out of your tummy!

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Sarah - posted on 06/04/2009

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just tell her the truth ifs she's really that interested she's gonna keep asking and trust me you dont want it coming from any1 else but you, maybe show her some pictures of you in delivery, not the gory ones of course but she will have a better concept of the whole process i mean theres no easy way around this one but if she persists then honesty is the best policy especially if that is important to you. Good Luck you need it lol!

Gretchen - posted on 06/03/2009

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oh wow thats a had one. .. my daughter is four and hasn't asked that question yet but she was in the room when brother was born. . she was 2 1/2 at the time so i don' t know if she remembers that doesn't have the need to ask or what. . .i wouldn't know what to say because you don't want to expose them to too much, maybe you can just tell her that they just come out (i don't know) some kids think they come out of the belly button lol so maybe another mom would know what to say.. .

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Mary - posted on 06/04/2009

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I believe in honesty above all. Before my son was even born, I made a scrapbook of the pregnancy. I made it like a children's book. I wrote about how Mommy and Daddy prayed for a baby and God took a little piece of Daddy and a little piece of Mommy and put them together inside of Mommy's tummy. Soon a baby was growing!” I included a picture of a sperm entering an egg that I cut out of a pregnancy magazine. Each month I took a picture of my belly and included a picture of a baby at that point in development and I wrote in very simplified terms about how the baby was growing that month. For delivery, I included pictures of me before delivery and pictures of him after his birth.



When I became pregnant with my second son, my older son (then 4) began asking questions, so we broke out the book and read it. I also showed him pictures from my maternity books so he could see what his brother might look like. When he asked the difficult question about how he was going to come out of me, I told him that he came down through my tummy and out between my legs. “Like poop?” he asked. “Kinda.” I answered. That was enough for him. lol

Cristal - posted on 06/04/2009

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Quoting Chasidi:

This is a tough one...my oldest daughter is almost seven and has never really asked where babies come from. But she has asked me before (when I was pregnant with her sister) how the baby would come out of my belly. This part was easy for me because I had a c-section for her and her sister so she had seen my scar and I just told her that that is where the baby would come from....but luckily I never had to explain the other version..Sorry I can't be of more help.


That's ok..... but I really want to be honest  because we ( my daughter and I) do have a good relationship. I don't want to change that....

Cristal - posted on 06/04/2009

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Quoting Chasidi:

This is a tough one...my oldest daughter is almost seven and has never really asked where babies come from. But she has asked me before (when I was pregnant with her sister) how the baby would come out of my belly. This part was easy for me because I had a c-section for her and her sister so she had seen my scar and I just told her that that is where the baby would come from....but luckily I never had to explain the other version..Sorry I can't be of more help.


That's ok..... but I really want to be honest  because we ( my daughter and I) do have a good relationship. I don't want to change that....

Chasidi - posted on 06/03/2009

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This is a tough one...my oldest daughter is almost seven and has never really asked where babies come from. But she has asked me before (when I was pregnant with her sister) how the baby would come out of my belly. This part was easy for me because I had a c-section for her and her sister so she had seen my scar and I just told her that that is where the baby would come from....but luckily I never had to explain the other version..Sorry I can't be of more help.

Cherie - posted on 06/03/2009

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be honest but not too informative, "daddy puts a seed in mummys tummy, and it grows into a baby and when the baby is old enough and ready to come out mummy will go to the hospital and the baby will come out of her gina" now that is what my 4 year old nephew told me when his mum was pregant with his sister!!!

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