how do you tell a child where do babies come from?

By IVEY
United States
December 27, 2008 9:16pm CST
my son is 10 he has asked me a number of times when he was younger where does babies come from?how do answer him when he ask me again and what would be a good age to teach him about this subject?
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11 responses
• United States
1 Jan 09
That depends on how you feel about the subject, if you do not have a problem with the truth than tell him, but will he really understand your answer, is he a mature 10 or not. My granddaughter is younger than your son and she asked her mother where babies came from (relentlessly), her mother told her with a very good description of a females body (anatomy pic), apparently that solved the problem for a while, as her twin sisters were being born C-section, will lets just say she saw the incision and scar. The truth is usually the best if the child can understand it. Sarafina50
@eshwarik (180)
• United States
29 Dec 08
That is a tricky question, my daughter also asked me and I told her that when she hits her puberty I would tell her everything good and bad side after that she never asked me again. I feel we should tell them because kids as getting pregnant at very young age. They cannot take care of them selves and they are parents. Right age to tell them is when they hit puberty so they can make right choices.
@wilulvme (40)
• United States
29 Dec 08
My son asked the exact very question last weekend when I was driving. He is almost 7. My sister just had a baby 2 months ago and we had just left from visiting them. He asked where did the baby come from. I told him remember when she was pregnant and the baby was in her stomach then when it was time he came out. Then he asked but how did the baby get in her stomach where do babies come from. I had no clue what to say. I told him sometime when older people play things happen and the girl ends up pregnant and 9 months later the baby is here. He was like gosh mom what kind of playing do they be doing for all of that. I quickly changed the subject. Now I wonder if I should have said more.
• United States
28 Dec 08
The minute a child asks this type of questions is because he/she is hearing comments elsewhere. I rather tell them the truth and get it from me vs getting the wrong information from the school yard.
• United States
28 Dec 08
A grandmother figure to me said that "God plants a seed under Mommy's heart". I always thought that was a beautiful and truthful answer ( in reference to my faith, of course). Just let the answer come from your heart. You know better than anyone else what your son understands:)
@misspipsi (237)
• Bulgaria
28 Dec 08
Your son is big enought to understand the real story about the babies.If you can`t find the right words to tell him about it you can buy a book.There is lots literature on this subject.He can discover new stuff about "Where the babies come from?" and his own body.My advice is to try telling him about it your own words and if you can`t just buy a book.
@irishidid (8732)
• United States
28 Dec 08
He's old enough. Just answer his questions without the details.
• United States
28 Dec 08
I know this can be hard to talk about with ur kids but never lie to them when they ask questions. I feel when they are old enough to ask the question they old enought to know the truth.
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
28 Dec 08
just tell the child the truth according to there age.you rather tell them then to let someone in the street to tell them and they may not tell them the truth.it,s best you tell your child.so there will be no mistakes.
@Tushavi (2078)
• Karachi, Pakistan
28 Dec 08
Interesting Question also Here People feeling very Bad Specially Parents to tell somethings Like that Because its Bad the Child Mind & they Think about the Adults So Our Aunts & Mom Says "Some Fairies give the Baby to me & vanished" I think its a great Idea for Safe your child minds for stupid Culture & thinking Anyway, as you wish & Now I tells you believe me I Know about all those things when i was more than 16 have a nice day beware of your child for bad thinking its great for you & your child.
@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
28 Dec 08
Never Never tell a lie to a child. If the child is old enough to ask the question he/she is old enough to understand the answer. Always tell the truth, and never try to cover anything up. Children Always know much more than their parents suppose. My father lied to me when I was Six (about why a cow has a calf) I knew instantly he was lying and I'll never forget the disappointed feeling I was left with. Don't make the same mistake with your child!