I am pregnant and my 4 year old is very curious about it all, she asks lots of questions and one theme that keeps popping up is 'where did the baby come from?', 'How did it get your belly?' type questions.
I'm quite lost on how on to answer these questions?
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22-09-2012 09:00 #1has left the building
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Explaining where babies come from to a 4 year old
22-09-2012 09:07 #2
imo, if shes old enough to ask, shesbold enough to know the truth. dd is 4 and asked me how they get out and i told her that he will come out my vagina or dr might have to cut mummys tummy. She has also watched a few eps of one born every minute and stuff to understand how it goes down. She even talks about how when she came out she was covered in blood and daddy cut her special bellybutton rope!! she was happy with that explanation. when it comes to how it got there? i just said daddy put it there and it grew. she didnt ask anything else!!! i didnt explain the technical details lol
22-09-2012 09:18 #3Smile :)
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my DD is 4 in a few months and has started slowly asking questions about babies. She looks at my ceaser scar and I tell her thats where the drs got her out of my tummy, that keeps her happy.
22-09-2012 09:24 #4
I'd tell her the truth: Mum and Dad made a baby, the baby will come out of mum's vagina etc. Nothing too graphic but nothing too soft, either. It's just life.
22-09-2012 09:29 #5has left the building
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She knows baby will come out of my vagina but i wasn't sure how to tackle explaining the making of baby. Some great suggestions.
22-09-2012 09:57 #6
My 4yo attended the recent birth of her sibling, so she saw where the baby came out and had been prepared for that.
Babies get into tummies because Daddies put the seed in there was our description. She was happy with that for a while but then asked how Daddy did it. We told her it is very complicated and we will explain when she is 10.
After the birth, she asked if Daddy put the baby seed in my vagina. I said yes and she hasn't yet asked any more questions.
22-09-2012 11:36 #7
My DS is 7 but still very naive. He doesnt ask me how the baby got in there. Anyway I just told him we need a Mummy and a Daddy to have a baby. Sometimes I even show him flowers with their anthers (male pollen) and stigma (female part) etc. He just believes it pretty simply.
He has been extremely curious with my pregnancy though. He kept asking me how the baby will get out, like through where. So I came up with the pee, baby, poo holes ... And he got it...he knows wee comes from the pee hole, baby comes out of the baby hole and poo comes out of the poo hole! He doesnt ask anymore after that!
However I have other questions from him. He wants to know other stuff like what the OB does, do they get to see our private parts etc etc...he is very funny. He wanted to see my breasts and my nipples (I havent shown him yet). He wanted to see my bra and how it works. He wants to try breastfeeding straight from my boobs! He also wanted to see my maternity pads and how I put it on. Errmmm...I am not sure how far I should go with sharing him with all these answers. I think I am having a future obstetrician here.
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