My child asking where babies come from

@silkkat (231)
Canada
December 3, 2006 5:55pm CST
My 7 yr old child is asking where babies come from and I thinking of sitting down in front of national geographic or something similar and letting her see. Do you think this is the right approach and if not what would be the right approach?
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10 responses
@istanto (8571)
• Indonesia
5 Dec 06
I think your babies to young for know where babies comes. hehe.. for me the best time you tell her when she was 16 or 18. that was good time to tell your son. so she will know the risk.
@silkkat (231)
• Canada
5 Dec 06
I wish that you could wait that long nowadays. I think you have to start them younger so they don't get misinformed.
• Portugal
4 Dec 06
lol Only answers that the storks bring them for house of the parents inside of a hamper lol… all the children believe it. :P
@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
4 Dec 06
I think that depends on the child. Some kids are mature enough at 7 to find out all the details, others are not. My son asked me that question recently and I started explaining in basic terms and he changed his mind about wanting to know. I think he was just trying to get a rise out of me and didn't expect me to explain anything.
• India
4 Dec 06
baby boy - right
well tell him to wait for another 4 yrs or so n then u can tell him everything for now tell hat its GOD gifted or nething ...
@daehtop (118)
• United States
4 Dec 06
I think you should tell your child that when two people love each other they have a baby. Then tell him when he gets older he'll know more about how this works. Tell him its a grownup thing!
@jaiags (28)
• India
4 Dec 06
I think its a great idea. I don't like it when parents don't tell their kids about stuff like that when they ask. I intend on telling my daughter where babies come from as soon as she wants to know. I don't think its anything to be ashamed of, and I want her to grow up being knowledgable about the world around her. I think your child will definitely benefit from watching a video on it and being aware of how it works.
@mbs730 (2152)
• Canada
4 Dec 06
My 4 year old knows that she came from "mommy's tummy" but thats about it. She is much smarter than I had given her credit for. She said "I came from mommy's tummy and cried after" lol, that is all she will know for now.
@cupoftea (715)
• United States
4 Dec 06
I did't get too graphic with my girls at that age I told them they came from mommy and daddys love and grew in my belly. But that did'nt last very long. Kids now days learn alot from other kids at school.
• El Salvador
4 Dec 06
I think its a great idea. I don't like it when parents don't tell their kids about stuff like that when they ask. I intend on telling my daughter where babies come from as soon as she wants to know. I don't think its anything to be ashamed of, and I want her to grow up being knowledgable about the world around her. I think your child will definitely benefit from watching a video on it and being aware of how it works.
• Romania
4 Dec 06
He's to young to understand, you can just say that the answer to his question is more complex and you'll tell him when he grows older, in a few years, that should maintain his interest in the matter....