Okay, so I was watching an animal show with my 5yo DD. There were little fox kits and coyote cubs and DD just out of the blue said that their mommy pooped them out. Just to make sure I understood what she said, I asked her "she pooped them out?" and she said "yes, ewwww!"
I can only figure she watched some animal being born on some animal show along the way and since that's pretty much what it looks like, she decided that was what was happening. I didn't correct her, but now I'm wondering if maybe I should have...but yet she is only 5 (and an immature 5 at that) and it seems very early to be talking to her about the birds and the bees and how babies really get out.
Answer by Electronica_Mom at 12:51 AM on Aug. 12, 2011
Answer by onelove1982 at 12:25 AM on Aug. 12, 2011
Answer by suzzanna at 12:21 AM on Aug. 12, 2011
Way normal. But my four year old knows the start of the basics. We watched a documentary about babies from around the globe and some pretty sanitized birth scenes. He knows a mother has an egg inside her body and the father has sperm from his body. He doesn't know how the sperm leaves the body and enters the woman. He does know the sperm swims to crawl inside the egg and then the baby is made grows inside of the woman. That talk is coming any day on the how a sperm gets in there. I have a firm rule that if he is old enough to ask a question he is old enough to hear an answer. The answer is put in an age appropriate way. If I'm not ready because I don't have the right wording I tell him I will get back to him soon....and then I do. I also correct him when he has an incorrect assumption. I praise for the parts he has right and say, "I can see how a lot of kids think that..." and then we talk.
Answer by frogdawg at 9:26 PM on Aug. 12, 2011
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Answer by aj23 at 11:46 PM on Aug. 14, 2011