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"How do babies come out?"

Posted by on Apr. 2, 2013 at 12:42 AM
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So my 7 year old daughter and I went out for a girl's night.  While we were having dinner, she was asking me all kinds of questions about various things.  Then she says to me, "You might say I'm to young for this question, but how do babies get out of their mom's bellies?"  I told her that I could give her the short version, but the long version would have to wait until she was older.  She agreed.  It was easy to explain because she has two brothers so she knows what a penis and a vagina are.

What was nice is that I told her that she could ask me anything.  I would never lie to her, but sometimes I could only tell her the short version.  I promised her that I would tell her the long version when she was older.  She said, "I can live with that."  I can live with that, too.

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AkashaGermaine
by on Apr. 2, 2013 at 12:45 AM
My dd was in the room when ds was born. So she knows how babies come out. She's 6 and I'm not looking forward to the day when she asks how they get in there.
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anotherandree
by on Apr. 2, 2013 at 12:51 AM

LOL!!!

Quoting AkashaGermaine:

My dd was in the room when ds was born. So she knows how babies come out. She's 6 and I'm not looking forward to the day when she asks how they get in there.


wandep
by Gold Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 7:31 AM

Cute. lol

louannwilkins
by Silver Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 7:40 AM

 Aww...that conversation sounds sweet.  :)

IncognitoOne
by Bronze Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 8:42 AM

Cute :)


I had c-sections, so my boys haven't asked about how they come out. I don't think I'm looking forward to the day they ask if all babies come out of a scar..lol.

kmqw229
by Silver Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 9:03 AM
I think that was a good idea :)
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chrissydan
by Gold Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 9:10 AM
So nice to have a close relationship
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brittany208
by Platinum Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 12:45 PM

So what did you tell her?

So far I just told my 3yo that babies come out of a hole between mommy's legs. He hasn't asked about how they get in there yet, though, thankfully!

momofsixangels
by Platinum Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 12:49 PM

That was a great way to handle it.Thats nice you 2 are close.

LindaClement
by Gold Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 1:30 PM

Nice.

My kids both knew that by the time they were 4. We (randomly) happen to know a lot of doulas, midwives and folks who had home births... so the conversation was around a lot even when they were really little, often with fun-coloured vinyl or plastic models of the parts involved...

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