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Old 09-03-2012, 10:50 AM   #1
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"How does the baby come out of your belly?"

WHAT do I say to my 3 & 5 year old? They just asked me and I said "hold on" and came to the DS forum (haha!).

Should I just say "the baby comes out of mommies (V)" or something more general? I'm usually of the camp that we should be totally honest with our kids, but I don't want to traumatize my dd...

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Old 09-03-2012, 10:52 AM   #2
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I told my 3 and 5 year olds that boys have two holes, one for poop and one for pee. Girls have three holes, one for poop, one for pee and one for babies.
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:53 AM   #3
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The truth. . Babies come out of a womans vagina. You have 3 holes, one for pee, one for poop and one for babies.
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Re: "How does the baby come out of your belly?"

I answer the question that was asked and no more. So I said the baby is in my uterus and he will come out of my vagina. He already knew what a vagina was obviously and what a uterus is so he was fine with that answer and didn't ask any further.
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Re: "How does the baby come out of your belly?"

I subscribe to the 'tell the truth and call parts by the right name' group. I have a 3 almost 4 year old and I have been thinking about fielding this question for some time. He was born c/s and although I like telling the truth, I'd be inclined to lie about this one so i don't set a standard with it. I think I'm going with the three holes deal. LOL I have been talking about how girls/womans bodies are special b/c they can grow babies and their bodies know just what to do and can do anything. how boys bodies are special too and we have to protect our bodies etc. Geeze...now he is in-love with his penis....I told him he has to play with it in private only...he is in his room often...LOL
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Re: "How does the baby come out of your belly?"

ok - three holes, I like the truth! Thanks mamas!
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Re: "How does the baby come out of your belly?"

Mommies have a special opening called a vagina. When it is time for the baby to be born, the baby comes out of the mommy's vagina.
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Tell the truth. I have had two homebirths, one with my then 25 mo old present, the 2nd with my then 19 mo and quite 4 yo. no trauma they just know that its normal and natural

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Re: "How does the baby come out of your belly?"

DD asked this question a couple months ago. (Her preschool teacher had a baby in May.) She was a little upset at the answer. She asked me if she has to get married and have babies. Since then, she's mentioned several times that she doesn't want to have any babies.
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Old 09-03-2012, 12:12 PM   #10
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Re: "How does the baby come out of your belly?"

I agree, tell the truth. If they're ready to ask, they're ready to know. Baby lives in a place called the uterus, and when it is time, comes out an opening only women/mommies have called the vagina.
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