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My 6 yr. old asked me....

"How did you get pregnant?"
I was surprised when he asked me this and I didn't know what to say.


Asked by horsesteelers at 8:12 PM on Sep. 19, 2010 in General Parenting

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Answers (8)
  • my boys are 6 and 4. when they asked how they got in my tummy i told them "mommy and daddy loved eachother and made you in there". it worked. no more questions. when they ask more, i will tell more.

    Answer by berlgirl1224 at 10:13 PM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • Sounds like it's time to start having those comversations :) But seriously, you can just say that when two people love each other very much, they can have a special time alone together to start a baby. Then you go from there, depending on his next question. Never give them more than they actually ask for and you can tell all the details as you go along. Good luck!

    Answer by ceallaigh at 8:20 PM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • i wouldve said.."by your father"..i know the next question though wouldve been "how?" ...maybe at 6 you could say.."uh...daddies pollinate mommies..kinda like the bees do flowers" I don't know if i would feel to comfy going into full detail at that age. My son has asked where babies come from and i've told him but he hasnt wanted the "detail"..thank goodness!!!!!

    Answer by shay1130 at 8:19 PM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • I think for that young that really dont want an indetail explanation..just something the the pollinating mommy thing lol thats good..I wouldnt ever go any where near a sex conversation with a 6 yr old..maybe 10-13 lol. I dont think my step son has asked his father how a baby got inside me yet and hes almost 6 thank

    Answer by SweetPoison at 8:22 PM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • I tell them that adults that love each others can make babies together, that's been enough so far.

    Answer by dancinintherain at 8:38 PM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • My son at 6 believed that babies were a gift from the Angels in heaven

    Answer by Maureen-MD at 8:44 PM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • Tell him the truth.
    I am a firm believer that every child has the right to know the truth about everything. They're going to go through life believing whatever you tell them until they find out otherwise. Might as well let them go through life knowing the truth, so that when it comes to them having to know the truth there's no confusion.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 8:56 PM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • wow

    Answer by regian19832002 at 11:24 PM on Sep. 19, 2010