Ds sometimes likes to watch documentaries on youtube about dinosaurs, spiders, sharks etc
Anyway he mentioned that he would like to see a snail have eggs and then a cow. When I told him a cow doesn't have eggs, he wanted to see how baby cows are born. I kinda changed the subject and he never saw 😁
Anyway today he asked how babies come out of the belly. I really didn't know if it was appropriate to say vag!na, is it? I just said out the belly button!!
Then he asked to watch a video of that, haha!!
We ended up going out, so he didn't.
I'm just wondering what I should be telling him?
Any books suitable for this age? (5 in August)
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25-04-2014 18:09 #1
Curious 4.5yr old boy
25-04-2014 18:11 #2Senior Member
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I have alwaya told mt boys they come out vaginas. .. it's the "how do they get in the tummy?" question I squirm at lol
25-04-2014 18:13 #3
My daughter asks and I tell her the truth. I had to push her out of my wee wee and her sister was around the wrong way so she had to be cut out.
25-04-2014 18:19 #4
I tell the truth. I'm very open about it. I talk about how daddy put them in my tummy for safe keeping, then when I'd finished growing them, I pushed them out through my vagina. My girls are younger though, so I'll continue the conversation and use age appropriate language as time goes on. And add further details as required.
I want them to know the truth, and hear it from me, not hear lies, half truths and nonsense in the playground.
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25-04-2014 18:19 #5Senior Member
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My kids are 6, 4 and 3 and they all know that babies come out of a vagina and that's how they were born but they also know the basics of a c/s. I think it is perfectly fine to tell him exactly where a baby comes from since he asked
25-04-2014 18:27 #6
Great thanks!! I'll definitely tell him then. I don't mind, just wasn't sure if ok at this age, lol!
He's at school next year, so it's better he hears it from me then a classmate!
In regards to HOW babies get in the tummy, I once said something along the lines of mummy had a tiny egg in her tummy that grew into a baby, I didn't mention the daddy part. I assume that's ok for now!?
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25-04-2014 18:33 #7
I'm totally up front with my boys, when I was planning my 2nd homebirth I showed my 2yr old son lots of homebirth videos which are amazingly graphic. Again, showed both boys the videos when their brother was going to be born, they were 5 and 3.
Their youngest brother had an amazing photographer at his birth, so I have a series of birth shots of him, and I am taking about multiple shots of him crowning etc, they don't get much more real, first there is a bit of head showing, then half a head, then the whole head, then an arm comes out... you get the idea
I've shown him this series of photos quite a few times, whenever he talked about things being born, or babies or whatever... He LOVES seeing himself be born! He finds it really fascinating.
They can handle the truth, really. I think sometimes the adults are the squeamish ones lol
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25-04-2014 18:35 #8
My son was three in January and is also curious as to how his little sister is going to get out of my belly. I have explained that some babies come out their mum's vagina, and that he came out my stomach. He keeps telling me he is going to watch the doctors cut his sister out :/
25-04-2014 18:42 #9
My dd asked how a particular animal was born so I told her and she saw a tv program where an animal was giving birth so I let her watch it. She knows humans have babies the same way. She asked once how they get in there and I said they grow there which she was happy with. I haven't needed to go into any more detail at this stage.
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25-04-2014 19:17 #10Senior Member
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When I was about to give birth to my second son, my eldest (then almost 4) was curious about babies. We watched a load of animal birthing videos on you tube, and he lost interest after that.
He also loves donosaurs, and loves David Attenborough nature shows.
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