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February 19th, 2013, 04:45 PM
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So ladies, any tips on what to tell my smart little 3yr old when he asks how the baby gets out of my belly. I don't want to over share with him but I don't want to tell him something ridiculous either. Help. He is also asking how it got in there, so far I have just told him that when 2 people love each other they can make a baby - very vague I know but the only way I could think to explain it.
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February 19th, 2013, 05:17 PM
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I tell y 3yro there's a baby in there and he doesn't seem to care all that much lol. I guess it depends on how much you think your 3yro understands.
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February 19th, 2013, 05:21 PM
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He is very curious and has already asked my these questions, just trying to figure out the best response.
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February 19th, 2013, 05:31 PM
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I told my 3 yr old that when its time for the baby will come mommy will know and she will go to the doctor and the doctor will help mommy bring the baby into the world. When she asked how I told her that it was secret and she accepted that, my 4 yr old told her( my 3 yr old) I'd poop it out like a chicken, and she said ewwwwwwe gross mommy isn't a chicken lol
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February 19th, 2013, 05:43 PM
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When I was pregnant with my last baby, my kids just said the baby was gonna pop out of my tummy and I didn't argue with that lol They havent really said much about it this time
yet. Not sure what I will say...
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February 19th, 2013, 06:38 PM
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Tegan is 3 and a half and when she asked I said "Mommy is going to try and push the baby out her bits (What we call private parts in this house ). She looked at me in shock and said very indignantly "out your bits!!!" and that was it no more questions or comments.

When she asked how the baby got in there I was more vague. I said "mommy and daddy loved each other a lot and we made a baby." She asked if it the baby crawled inside me and I said "more like swam"
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February 19th, 2013, 07:00 PM
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Because my kids have seen the cows, goats and sheep give birth when my 5-year-old and 3-year-old have asked I just tell them exactly like how the animals do but I'll be in a hospital with a doctor to help.
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February 19th, 2013, 07:46 PM
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We're telling our three year old the truth about it. I don't know if I could lie about it anyways, there are posters/models of baby in utero/emerging at our doctors office and she LOVES the posters (we hear daily about GERD). I don't think we'll tell her how baby got in there (though I don't know if she'll ask), but as for it coming out, I might as well tell her the truth because if my bum is sore after having baby she'll be confused why my belly button isn't sore
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February 20th, 2013, 04:05 AM
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We have told the kids that I will go to the hospital and the doctor will take the baby out of my belly. They are content enough with that answer for now!
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February 20th, 2013, 05:37 AM
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my 3 (almost 4) y/o is very curious and asks a lot of questions. i tell him the truth. i said that mommy will push the baby out of a hole that's near my pee pee hole. he says, "you're gonna push the baby out of your butt?" lol. so i explained that it's not my butt hole and that girls have another hole that gets bigger when the time comes to push the baby out. he hasn't asked how the baby got here. i'm not ready for that one!
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February 20th, 2013, 07:26 AM
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We got my curious 4 year old (when my sister was pregnant last year) a book called "Before you were Born"
I totally recommend it! It explains being pregnant in terms that she can somewhat understand without going into too much detail.
It worked for her--and I figured if she asks more detail later, I'll tell her the truth without scaring her too much. Or I'll just say ask your father! LOL
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February 20th, 2013, 07:34 AM
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My DD hasn't asked yet. One of the books we have just has a picture of the mommy and daddy waving bye as they go to the hospital, then the next page they're home with the baby. So she knows I go to the hospital to get the baby out. She doesn't care about how yet.
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February 20th, 2013, 09:28 AM
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My little three year old kinda gets that there is a baby in there and just says he wants it to come out to play... not sure he really gets it yet.
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February 20th, 2013, 02:22 PM
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I tell my almost 4 year old the truth. We have this book Hello Baby : Paperback : Jenni Overend, Julie Vivas : 9781845071103 (also called Welcomed with Love) which tells the story of a home birth from the perspective of a child. Both the story and the illustrations are pretty straightforward without giving too much detail. It's been perfect for us. I think this is a great age to be learning all about human biology and anatomy. I'd rather they learn the truth with an innocent non awkward mentality. That said we keep sex and birth separate for now. When he asks how the baby got in my belly, he is perfectly content with the answer "God wanted us to have another baby, so he put it in my belly to grow until it is big enough to come out". I think we would have fewer teen pregnancies, and teens would be less awkward about the idea of pregnancy and birth if we taught birth prior to sex-ed.
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February 20th, 2013, 06:07 PM
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Yeah, I want to be as honest as I can with him without over doing it. I am definitely not the type to make something up to tell my kid - more stuff you have to undo later and tell them you fibbed about. Probably why he is as smart as he is - we just don't treat him like he wouldn't understand we try to explain things the best we can.
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I have always been very honest with my kids. Baby comes out of my vagina. Plain and simple and to the point. If I get "does it hurt", yes it hurts. It is a natural, beautiful process and I am not going to lie or sugar coat it.
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February 20th, 2013, 10:02 PM
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I had no idea what to say when my 4 1/2 year old son asked...but here is what I said.

I told him that when two people are in love they can make a baby. He asked how. I reminded him how boys and girls have different private parts, which he knew about. I said that they fit together like a key/lock and that's how two people in love make a baby. haha! He seemed satisfied by my answer and I didn't LIE He's also asked how the baby comes out and I said that mommy's have holes where the baby comes out. He also seemed satisfied with that.

Oh, kids
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February 21st, 2013, 06:36 AM
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I had no idea what to say when my 4 1/2 year old son asked...but here is what I said.

I told him that when two people are in love they can make a baby. He asked how. I reminded him how boys and girls have different private parts, which he knew about. I said that they fit together like a key/lock and that's how two people in love make a baby.
This is good I might have to steal this description
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