what do you tell your children when pregnant?

@pomwango (1355)
Kenya
March 26, 2013 3:18am CST
its interesting when you are expecting another baby and the questions the kids will ask you.we visited my sister in law who is pregnant and my daughter asked if she will get a baby because her stomach is too big.are we honest about questions raised by kids when we are pregnant or when they ask about pregnancy?some people lie they buy kids from supermarket opting to avoid deep answers,others tell kids they came from heaven i actually had someone explain they swallowed a baby and soon the baby will come out.what weird tales do you give your kids in regards to pregnancy?
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@mods196621 (3631)
• Philippines
27 Mar 13
I had an experienced about that scene my daughter ask me why woman getting pregnant. So I explained truthfully aside one thing that is how the sperm get in into woman's womb. I told her some slides truth.. But really its hard to have an explanation. And how to explain some sensitive matters.
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@ShyBear88 (18148)
• United States
27 Mar 13
When I was pregnant with my second child my oldest was only 10 months old. So when we found out about our son and every day till she left to stay with my in laws I told her mama is having a baby and when we found out his gender I told her this your brother and his name. She didn't understand I was pregnant or where the baby is coming form and so on. My husband says that I was just very good at hiding her red ball under my shirt.
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@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
26 Mar 13
Honestly, when I was pregnant with my son, I didn't tell any lies to my older daughter, but I also didn't tell her the whole truth. What I mean is that I had a couple false alarms and she went with us to the hospital so she was able to see part of how it was working in the IV and the baby monitor and all of that stuff. She didn't know exactly how the baby got inside me, but I did explain to her how it was going to come out and things like that. This might be appropriate to many people, but my daughter is very gifted and I never felt that it was right to keep the truth from her.
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@doroffee (4230)
• Hungary
26 Mar 13
I don't have a kid as of yet. If I had one and expected another one, I wouldn't tell them ridiculous lies like I've bought the kid or the stork brought the child. I would tell them the truth, just not naturalistically. Like the baby is in my belly, and it's going to come out of it.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
26 Mar 13
My kids never really asked questions when I got pregnant. They were just excited to feel the baby kick. If and when the time comes that they do ask I will tell them at a kids level. I won't lie but obviously I won't go into details...
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@kprofgames (3103)
• United States
26 Mar 13
I was pretty honest with any questions but kept it age appropriate. The kids didn't really have a lot of questions till they were a bit older so it was easier to explain it.
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@maximax8 (28558)
• United Kingdom
26 Mar 13
My son was 12 years old and he understood when I told him I was pregnant. My disabled son was born in 2007 and he wasn't talking until he was at preschool aged 3 years old. I got pregnant in 2008 and my baby daughter was born in 2009. Yesterday I bought two new tops for my son. My daughter was at a gymnastics class. She asked for more clothes and I told her money is limited and that people have less pounds because things cost more than they used to. She told me to buy some more pounds. My disabled son's special needs assistant has recently mentioned that she is pregnant. I know my son said her tummy is getting big because she has a baby inside it. He doesn't know how her baby got in there.
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• India
26 Mar 13
Thanks for this discussion, lol when my wife was pregnant with the first kid, now she is 45 has her kids and happily married, our neighbors son used to come to our house and ask my wife why the belly is big aunty? she says; i have over eaten, there is gas, haha
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@asliah (11148)
• Philippines
30 Apr 13
actually most of the kids want to have an another brother or sister especially when they are only son or only daughter,they want to have another baby so that they can play the baby while its growing up,and some children hates to have another sister or brother because they feel that their parents will love more the new born baby.
@ajithlal (14569)
• India
24 Apr 13
In my opinion is when you are expecting another baby pls tell your children about your pregnant .