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Where do babies come from talk/book?
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:31 AM
My kids are 4 and 6 and have never asked anything about where babies come from. I've always thought I will explain it to them when they ask as that means they would be ready. However, I thought they would have asked by now and I feel it's appropriate at their age to read an age appropriate book to give them the basics.
What age did your kids start asking questions? Did you explain it all before or after the questions? What is the best book in your opinion for that age?
Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:46 AM
My kids were the same age last year when I told them I was pregnant. Babies come from mummies, out of the vagina. Later came the how do they get there question. Daddies put them there. How does daddy do that? It's really complicated, I will tell you when you are 10. Three weeks later, what does the baby look like that daddy puts in there? I don't know, it's way too tiny to see, it's a tiny little seed. A week later, does daddy put the seed in the vagina? yes. A few days later, we were all in the shower and she said "Does daddy put the seed in with his penis?"Yes he does. That was the last of the questions. They attended the birth, so they know how babies get out.
Edited by ubermum, 18 January 2013 - 09:50 AM.
Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:11 AM
Mine hadn't asked at that age either so I didn't worry about it. They knew bugger all about it until they were 11 and had sex ed in year 6. At that point I offered them the talk in advance of the class. One accepted, the other decided he was happy to go into the class knowing nothing.
I don't think it's information that they really need until they hit puberty so I wasn't in any hurry to force them to hear it. Some kids just don't care.
Why do you feel they should hear about it now?
Edited by BadCat, 18 January 2013 - 10:13 AM.
Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:16 AM
I don't want to force them to hear anything but I also don't want it to be a big deal or hear incorrect information from their friends. We are reading a book about the human body and the kids are fascinated with it. I'm seeing it as an extension of their education of that.
Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:19 AM
OK, makes sense if they are interested. My kids never were. Still aren't for that matter.
Can't help with book recommendations other than Where Did I Come From?, but I don't remember it that well and am not sure whether it's age appropriate.
Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:36 AM
It was a naturally evolving discussion with answering questions about all parts of the body.
We had The Body Book by Claire Rayner which covers the biology of the whole body. They loved it.
Once they hit school there is all sorts of information floating around the schoolyard.Friends with older brothers and sisters are a potent source of little bits of trivia and they won't usually tell you about it.
i think it is important to answer their questions but you only need to do it to a level they can understand.They often want less detail than you think and are even asking a different question.
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