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07/08/2013 at 08:29
We still haven't told the children about the new baby but its getting harder to hide. I've got quite a bump now and A has already commented on my fat tummy when she seen me getting dressed. Also everyone else knows so I don't want them picking up anything.
H is desperate to tell them but I'm concerned what questions we will get, especially from A (5 next week)
What do I say when she asks how a baby got in my tummy? I feel she is far to young for the truth but on the same hand I don't want to give her some elaborate made up tale.
Any advice please? X
07/08/2013 at 08:44
I had this the other day from my 5 year old, who asked what the baby started as - I told him a seed or an egg, which I thought wasn't lieing but wasn't giving him the full details either!
Can you just say that when a mummy and daddy love each other and want a baby, the baby grows in the mummy's tummy? I've heard people say that before and I quite like that explanation - not untruthful but basic and simple.
On the other hand, the 3 year old has never queried it and just accepts it - I think he will find it harder next week when the baby is actually here!
07/08/2013 at 08:57
I'm guessing my 3 year old wont question it either (until the new baby kicks him out our bed anyway!)
That's a good idea about loving each other and the baby growing. Have you been asked how the baby gets out? She has asked me this before and I told her the doctor takes it out them managed to distract her. Not sure how many times ill get away with that though!
Good luck for next week x
07/08/2013 at 09:14
Mine have all been C-sections, so I've explained that some babies come out of their mummy's bottom and some come out through a hole in their mummy's tummy - I need them to understand why they won't be able to climb on me or be lifted once baby arrives. I don't know if a girl would ask more questions but that's been enough information for my two.
07/08/2013 at 10:07
I'm hoping I don't get any questions! Planning on telling him next week after my scan all being well.
07/08/2013 at 10:12
Mine know I have a baby there but thankfully Aaron hasnt asked how it got there. He asked how.it would get out and i said through mummys bum and he laughed...
07/08/2013 at 10:16
My god daughter is 5 and although she is very interested in the baby she has never asked me or her parents any questions about how the baby got there. You might just be lucky!
Her brother is nearly 3 and couldn't care less.
07/08/2013 at 10:19
C was a bit older, but I told him the baby starts as an egg, an when a man and woman love each other, the egg hatches, and grows into a baby.
He knew how the baby would come out, as he watched OBEM with me.
07/08/2013 at 13:16
She will definitely ask - she has asked before and I offered her sweeties to change the subject!!
I'm sure L won't ask or even be that interested but A will want to know everything - how, why, when etc
I think ill go down the egg in the tummy, hatches when mummy and daddy love each other. It's the coming out bit that worries me!
07/08/2013 at 17:22
We have been very fortunate as neither our two have asked how the baby got in there-they are 6 and almost 4. I think they were so excited when we told them it wasn't important to them iyswim. I am pretty sure they know where they come out because K was a section and A was vbac and we have talked about it in the past.
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