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How did you explain pregnancy to your kids? *~AngelEyes~* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Memphis, Tennessee 10641 posts
29th Mar '13

The way I explained it was that When a mommy and daddy love each other, and God decides it's time for them to have a baby; God puts an egg inside the mommy's belly and it starts growing, and after a long long time the egg hatches and out comes a baby. That was really about the only way I could think of to describe it to my son, who is now four years old lol. How did YOU explain it to your kids?

user banned Due November 7 (boy); 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
29th Mar '13

I told my 4 year old that Mommy and Daddy are having a baby. Daddy put the baby inside Mommy's belly and when the baby comes out it will be out of my vagina and that is why girls have vaginas. That took care of everything he asked. If he asks more I will probably tell him more.

Emilia's mumum +1! 2 kids; Beaverton, Oregon 11023 posts
29th Mar '13

There is a baby in mommy's belly. Daddy and mommy put it there to grow.



All the rest of DDs questions were about how the baby was going to come out. Luckily she just accepted that I pushed really hard.

*~AngelEyes~* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Memphis, Tennessee 10641 posts
29th Mar '13
Quoting Emilia's mumum +1!:" There is a baby in mommy's belly. Daddy and mommy put it there to grow. All the rest of DDs questions ... [snip!] ... the rest of DDs questions were about how the baby was going to come out. Luckily she just accepted that I pushed really hard."

well, basically you do push really hard for the baby to come out... but you go through other stuff before all that. lol

Christan_89 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8043 posts
29th Mar '13

My son wasn't all that curious. I answered his questions as he asked them. I told him there was a baby in mommy's belly and soon he'd have a little brother or sister. Then he asked if daddy had a baby in his belly, too, and I said, no, only mommy's can carry babies. Several months later, he wanted to know how the baby would get out. I explained that when it was time, mommy would go to the hospital and the doctor would help mommy push the baby out. Which he was totally satisfied with. Then, a couple months after that, he wanted to know how the baby got IN mommy's belly. I told him that when mommy's and daddy's love each other very much, daddy puts a baby in the mommy's belly so it can grow. Simple. Not a lot of graphic details, but not incorrect information either. He was fine with all that. After the baby was here, he didn't know why I couldn't pick him up, so I told him that even though I tried to push the baby out, it didn't work, so the doctor cut my belly and pulled the baby out. Then my husband suggested I show him the scar, which I was reluctant about, but I showed him and he goes, "COOOL!!!" Haha... gotta' love boys.

Im watching you 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Adelaide, Australia 4985 posts
29th Mar '13

i havent had the " how did baby get in your belly yet " lol



but she has asked where was the baby before she got in my belly



but she answered that herself , she thinks the baby was in heaven and when it was time to be born she went in my belly



i love how she thinks

MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46865 posts
29th Mar '13

I dont make stuff up like that because I want them to be properly informed and know where babies come from.



My kids were told with the last baby that mommy and daddy made a baby and the baby had to grow in mommy's belly until he was big enough and strong enough to live out here with us. If any questions are asked, i will answer honestly. Eggs dont hatch in a mother's belly. We are not birds or reptiles.



My son has asked me how the baby comes out. He knows that they come out of mommy's vagina. Not a big deal...

Jamie & Baby Aria 1 child; Ahmeek, Michigan 2695 posts
status 29th Mar '13

My Auntie had me explain it to my 5 year old cousin when I was 18 and pregnant :shock: He asked me how that baby got in there. She said since I was the pregnant one I could handle it. I just told him something similar; God thought Sam and I were ready to have a baby so he put it in there. And then when it was time it'd come out. He asked how and I said doctors got it out, lol. I have no experience explaining all that. My parents never told me, and I have no siblings lol.

MomDIA TTC since May 2008; 81 kids; Warminster, Pennsylvania 3812 posts
29th Mar '13

My son made up his own and I helped him with some facts, So his goes something like this:



"Mommy and Daddy get married then their is a baby that stays in mommy's belly for 9 months then it comes out like magic and I get 2 sisters."



I will talk to him more about it when he is old enough to understand, but he is still 5 so a little cute story is perfect.

user banned Due November 7 (boy); 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
29th Mar '13
Quoting MunchkinWrangler:" I dont make stuff up like that because I want them to be properly informed and know where babies come ... [snip!] ... or reptiles. My son has asked me how the baby comes out. He knows that they come out of mommy's vagina. Not a big deal..."

That's how I handle it too. He knows girls and boys are different, perfect opportunity to explain why.

Lizzie+2 2 kids; Brazil 26591 posts
29th Mar '13

My daughter is 3 and we told her she was going to be a big sister and that it's a boy.
She's smart and sneaky lol so as she was playing with my phone (her apps) she went on my pregnancy apps that show the process and the fetus growing and then she tried to explain to me how the baby will grow in my tummy. Then one day when I was on bed rest for severe HG.. She was watching cartoons and switched the Chanel to a baby's story and well.. Now knows exactly where they come out of too Lol she says its "beautiful" though.

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
29th Mar '13

I just told my kids that daddy puts the baby in there and baby grows then I push baby out etc.....lol but that was a long time ago at 4 and 10 they know how babies are made and how they are born. lol

jazzzzz* 2 kids; Beverly Hills, California 7558 posts
29th Mar '13

My daughter hasn't asked thank god. But she just doesn't understand why the baby can't come now! So they can play school lol

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
29th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Smartass *Preggo!*:</b>" I told my 4 year old that Mommy and Daddy are having a baby. Daddy put the baby inside Mommy's belly ... [snip!] ... and that is why girls have vaginas. That took care of everything he asked. If he asks more I will probably tell him more. "</blockquote>




This.



He knows the egg was tiny when Daddy put it there and it's mommy's job to grow it nice and big. And he has seen birth videos (he wants to be there when his sister comes. He saw his bro be born, so I refreshed his memory with videos to prep him for what it's like)

~mama~ 4 kids; Susanville, CA, United States 1556 posts
29th Mar '13

"About 9 months before you were born you went to a party with Daddy and left with Mommy"



Ok so my kids haven't really asked about it yet so I haven't really thought about what I'd tell them yet