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What age to tell them the facts of life?

glittergirlglittergirl
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
hi

i had the dreaded question last year so i went and bought a body book aimed at meg's age group. There was a section about how babies are made but obviously it didnt cover 'how' the sperm gets to the egg Embarassed

What age do you think kids are ready to accept that kind of information? I've told her that mummy and daddy had special cuddles which she was fine about but i dont want to be the kind of parent mine were, basically telling me nothing about periods, sex and babies. I started my periods very young, at the age of 9 so really i've got to start thinking about telling megan within the next couple of years really in case she follows after me. Those with older kids, have you told them yet and how did you approach the subject?

thanks


hapydazyhapydazy
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
Well, this might be easy for me to say now cuz I haven't had to have that talk yet, but.. I always said whatever she asks me at whatever age she is I will always try to give her the most honest answer I can. She knows that we "made" her and that she "lived" in my belly for a while and she came out from a different place that some babies come out of LOL, I showed her my c-section scar and said they scooped her right outta there... she seemed satisfied enough with that for now.

glittergirlglittergirl
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
lol yeah i had a C sect with megs and she knows i came out that way. She's seen babies being born on the TV but she thinks they come out of the bottom. lol I have told her that mummy has a special hole where babies can come out from too, i havent told her yet that she's got one too tho. I remember 'finding' mine at a young age and thinking i was broken so i guess i'll have to tell her soon before she comes running to me thinking she's falling apart LOL

hapydazyhapydazy
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
LOL! I have to confess... when I was little, I thought that when a woman was ready to have her baby, she'd just go on the toilette and "poo" it out (thought babies came outta the bum). I don't remember any body ever correcting me on that either Suspect I kinda just figured things out myself. Aaralyn is so cute, she referrs to her lil vagina as her "front bum" LOL

glittergirlglittergirl
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
lol we always used to call her bits her ' tuppence ' but a few weeks ago, i was drying her after a bath and said i was gonna put talc on her 'delicates' so its changed from tuppence to delicates now.

staceybstaceyb
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
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well my jami has learnt about the birds and bees at school and shes 11 but i told her last year when she was enquiring as to why men have willies lol. shes fairly immature for her age so thats why i didnt tell her before.
i think the thing is just to be honest when they ask you questions and believe me they will lol. i learnt it all at school cause my mum bless her is so naive. how she had 3 kids is sometimes beyond me lol

kizzykizzy
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
my daughter is 11 and at the age of 8 ,started askin about my sanitry towels and stuff.i always said i wouldnt lie ,so told her all about periods..as for sex ed ,iv never really gone into anything ,cos she as never asked ,,she knows some things ,shes learnt at school..i think kids tend to get more frm school and friends ...

my son is almost 9,and has never asked about anything,but also know hes learnt a few bits at school..

mitchmitch
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
i have noi idea aimees only four so am hoping its a long while off yet

candgsmumcandgsmum
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
Charlotte hasn't asked me she's only 3. She knows that George was in my belly and my best friends baby has come from her belly but she hasn't really asked how they get in there LOL!

I let her watch birth programs with me while I was pregnant with George as I was having him at home and I thought it would prepare her if I was to give birth while she was awake (she wasn't in the end). She has a fair idea that they need to be pushed out but obviously she doesn't exactly know where from LOL, I don't think she could comprehend that at her age!

I think I will probably just tell her if she ever asks. My mum was always truthful with me.

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