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Old 10-03-2012, 07:32 AM   #1
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Can someone help me answer this "birds and bees" question for my 5.5 yr old?

I'm not sure how to answer this for her.

She asked me, "How did Daddy fertilize your egg?"

Ok, so some background - I'm pg. And my parents have lots of farm animals, including chickens. She asked some questions about chickens eggs - how come they don't turn into babies? I told her b/c there is no daddy chicken to fertilize the eggs, so the eggs won't turn into babies b/c it takes the egg from the mommy and then the daddy has to fertilize it and THEN it will grow into a baby. Hence, no rooster (daddy chicken), no babies.

Later on she asked some other questions about if mommies lay eggs like chickens. I said no, mommies have eggs INSIDE their tummies.

And now, she wants to know HOW Daddy fertilized my egg. I tried to answer in a way that kind of avoids the topic of sex.... I said "Daddy has a special thing called a sperm and he gives the sperm to Mommy to fertilize her egg." She said, "How?"

Um, someone help me please. Isn't she too young to know all the ins and outs of sex?
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