5 year-old wants to know where babies come from

Rebecca - posted on 05/11/2011 ( no moms have responded yet )




I am 26 weeks and my son has been asking me how did the baby get in my tummy I responded by telling him that Daddy but it there and so far he is good with that explanation but I am not sure what to tell him if he should ask for more details I decided long ago to be absolutely honest but how far do you go from being honest to age appropriate?


JuLeah - posted on 05/11/2011




Why is nature not age appropriate? You don't need to discuss sexuality, sexual pleasure, dating and romance. Just tell him the truth. Males (Daddy) has cells called sperm and females (Mommy) has cells we called eggs. when the eggs and sperm join, a baby starts to develop. This is true for plants, fish, dogs, humans .... find pictures of what the developing baby looks like at different stages.
Kids ask what they want to know. If your answer was enough, they change the topic, if not, they ask another question.

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