My DD is almost 4 and recently has been asking lots of questions. A couple of examples are:
the other day she saw me changing my pad in the bathroom and started asking about it and what the blood was, did I get hurt, why was I wearing a nappy. I replied that when girls grow up they get a period once a month where they bleed for a few days from their vag1na, it doesn't hurt but sometimes my tummy aches and the 'nappy' is called a pad and it's for adults.
Then yesterday we bumped into my pregnant friend and afterwards DD asked how does the baby come out. I said when the baby is ready to come out the mummy will go to the hospital and a doctor will help get the baby out. She asked 'but how' so I said sometimes the doctor cuts the mummy's tummy open and pulls the baby out (I've had c sections and she's seen my scars so was relating it to that). Then she said 'so all mummies get cut open ?' and I said no some babies come out of the mums vag1na. Then she had some more questions about if the baby is coming out how does the mum do a wee etc which I answered.
So my question is do you think this level of detail is appropriate for a 4 year old. I told my DH tonight and he got a bit annoyed and said I don't have to tell her everything and I shouldn't give so much detail. My thinking is if she's asking the questions she's looking for an honest answer and I want to tell her the truth and have her know she can always ask me anything and I'll try to answer the best I can. Also I feel like kids today have access to so much info and I'd rather she learn that she can come to me first rather than turning to the Internet or her friends etc. My mum never told me anything, the first time I got my period I thought I was dying, I think the is influencing me to want to be the total opposite with my girls. So what do you think? How much detail do you give to a 4 year old?