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Mummy, Where Do Babies Come From?

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I knew that inevitably I would be asked this question at some point, but I hadn’t expected it quite so soon!

Max is extremely inquisitive and is always asking questions, I don’t know if this is down to him being an average five year old or because of his autism, but either way he asks an awful lot of questions.

He’s noticed my c section scar before and asked questions about that, which is fine and I just explained to him that sometimes that’s how babies have to come out of their mummy’s tummy. But a few days ago he was pushing for more and more detail…

“Mummy, where do babies come from?”

“From their mummy’s tummy”

“But how do they get in there?”

 “They just do…”

“But how?”

Clearly my answers weren’t good enough and he was going to keep asking until he understood. So I decided to go with this…

“Well when a mummy and daddy love each other, they have a special cuddle and that makes a baby”

Thank goodness, this seemed to be enough for him because I really didn’t want to have to go into more detail that that!

But then came his next question…

“Daddy, can we have a special cuddle and make a baby?”

HAHA!

At this point we quickly changed the subject. Five year olds, ey?

Have you been asked this questions yet? How did you or how will you answer it?

Thanks for reading.


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68 Comments

  1. August 5, 2016 / 4:33 am

    This was lovely haha! Obviously, we should be careful about the innocent answers we give, as we don’t know how kids would interpret them. A few days ago, I told my 4-year-old that a baby was in their mother’s tummy and I was happy that he asked no more. But I guess, I’ll have to prepare for a further examination. 🙂 #SharingtheBlogLove

    • Emma
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      August 5, 2016 / 12:14 pm

      I hadn’t expected it at 5 years old! x

  2. August 5, 2016 / 1:49 pm

    lol J started asking these questions when he was about 4/5 and we try our hardest to be honest but hell they ask some serious questions lol

    • Emma
      Author
      August 5, 2016 / 10:10 pm

      It’s always when you’re least expecting it too! x

  3. August 5, 2016 / 3:06 pm

    Our ‘big one’ is 3 and hasn’t asked specifics yet but he did ask me the other day when we could go to the baby shop and get another baby like his little brother. When I told him babies don’t come from shops, he thought about it and then replied with “Ok so when is the doctor going to give you another baby?”
    Good job my husband’s not a suspicious guy! : )
    #PicknMix

    • Emma
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      August 5, 2016 / 10:12 pm

      Haha, my youngest is 3 and she doesn’t really ask many questions just yet thank goodness x

  4. August 6, 2016 / 11:57 am

    Hahaha, that’s so cute! I’ve not considered what I’ll say about this at all – I thought I had plenty of time yet! But I guess I should start preparing my answers now so that I don’t just blurt out something inappropriate when the time comes! Thanks so much for joining us again at #SharingtheBlogLove

    • Emma
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      August 7, 2016 / 9:20 am

      I really wasn’t prepared at all! x

  5. August 6, 2016 / 12:30 pm

    Ha ha, I think that is a right of passage as a parent! A special cuddle is such a nice way of putting it! #sharethebloglove

    • Emma
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      August 7, 2016 / 9:20 am

      Haha I didn’t know what else to say x

  6. August 6, 2016 / 10:37 pm

    Ha ha I’m hoping to use the “mummy daddy special cuddle” explanation one day. I’m also wondering what to say to our two girls as they were both IVF. In a way I want to celebrate them being scientific miracles 😉 Goodness, better start preparing what to say…#KCACOLS

    • Emma
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      August 7, 2016 / 9:24 am

      Yes definitely, they should be told how amazing IVF is and how special they are xx

  7. August 7, 2016 / 2:57 am

    Haha, I love this. I always thought I’d say something about a special cuddle but I can see now how that might be a bit problematic. I’m 7 months pregnant and my nearly 3 year old is very interested about how baby will be coming out of my tummy. I’ve said I go to the hospital and the doctor just gets it out like magic..if only it were that simple! I think he’s too young to tell him the gory truth! This post made me smile xx #picknmix

    • Emma
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      August 7, 2016 / 9:28 am

      Both of mine were csections and he’s noticed my scar so I’ve had to explain that some babies come out that way. He’s so inquisitive! x

  8. August 7, 2016 / 9:21 am

    Oh we have had a very similar question but for now we have escaped with the “special cuddle” answer. I am dreading this conversation – eeeeeks! #KCACOLS

    • Emma
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      August 8, 2016 / 6:06 pm

      It’s an awkward one isn’t it haha x

  9. August 7, 2016 / 10:39 am

    oh that is hilarious!!! so glad he didnt say it in public lol!!! im not sure what i will say when this day comes….Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday

    • Emma
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      August 8, 2016 / 6:17 pm

      Oh gosh I hadn’t thought about him saying it in public, that would have been super awkward!! x

  10. August 7, 2016 / 2:17 pm

    Haha, so funny! My boy never accepts a first answer to a question. I’m sure it’s a standard child code they all sign up to in order to drive us crazy! #kcacols

    • Emma
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      August 8, 2016 / 6:19 pm

      It’s soooo annoying. He obsessed with fire alarms at the moment and will just keep going with questions, we have to limit him to 2 or 3 questions and then tell him that’s enough x

  11. August 7, 2016 / 2:31 pm

    This made me laugh hahaha! Kids say the funniest things.
    #KCACOLS

    • Emma
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      August 8, 2016 / 6:20 pm

      So funny! x

  12. August 7, 2016 / 3:46 pm

    Just had ‘the talk’ at school with my 10 year old! Managed to skirt around the subject with as few details as possible until recently but did talk some things through with her before the school talk. We went with the ‘cuddle’ and ‘putting a special seed in mummy’s tummy’ up until then- tricky!! Xx #KCACOLS

    • Emma
      Author
      August 8, 2016 / 6:20 pm

      Oh it’s so awkward isn’t it! x

  13. August 7, 2016 / 3:55 pm

    This made me laugh. I’m already dreading this questions! #kcacols

    • Emma
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      August 8, 2016 / 6:21 pm

      Its so awkward! x

  14. Coral
    August 7, 2016 / 9:26 pm

    We’ve had this one too!! I also said special cuddles which has pacified him for now but sure it won’t be long until he’s asking more…!! #picnmix

    • Emma
      Author
      August 8, 2016 / 6:02 pm

      Such an awkward conversation! x

  15. August 8, 2016 / 11:23 am

    haha brilliant, cant wait for daddy’s answer when b starts asking these questions 😉 #KCACOLS

    • Emma
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      August 8, 2016 / 5:51 pm

      It was so funny! x

  16. August 8, 2016 / 6:21 pm

    Ha! Just when you thought you’d gotten away with it! Little ones are so funny! #KCACOLS

    • Emma
      Author
      August 8, 2016 / 6:21 pm

      They really are! x

  17. August 8, 2016 / 10:02 pm

    Thank goodness no questions like this yet. My eldest does have a slight death obsession though at the moment, which can be tricky to deal with. #KCACOLS

    • Emma
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      August 9, 2016 / 4:25 pm

      Oh yes, mine too, that’s a really tough one to approach x

  18. August 8, 2016 / 10:54 pm

    I think your answers were pretty good, I think I would panic and let my husband do all the explaining…lol #KCACOLS

    • Emma
      Author
      August 9, 2016 / 4:27 pm

      Haha, that’s a good way of dealing with it! x

  19. August 9, 2016 / 1:13 pm

    we had this same conversation a few years ago. I’m pretty sure that mine still believes daddy uses magic to put the baby in there #KCACOLS

    • Emma
      Author
      August 9, 2016 / 4:18 pm

      Haha, so funny x

  20. August 9, 2016 / 4:03 pm

    Awwwh that’s so cute 🙂 I have a two year old and I’ll admit I’m dreading this conversation with her. I remember my mum explaining the birds and bees to me and I just threw my hands on my ears and lots of lalalalalala. I wasn’t a very inquisitive kid #KCACOLS

    • Emma
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      August 9, 2016 / 4:17 pm

      Haha I don’t remember ever asking this question. I remember thinking that you went to the doctors and they just gave you an injection to make you pregnant, haha! x

  21. August 9, 2016 / 6:13 pm

    Just this week, after telling BB baby number three is on the way, she asked me how it got there. I copped out and told her to ask daddy! #KCACOLS

    • Emma
      Author
      August 10, 2016 / 10:19 pm

      Hahaha, don’t blame you x

  22. August 9, 2016 / 8:52 pm

    Oh crikey – during various trips to zoos and farm I’ve had to tell my son that either pigeons/tortoises/pigs are cuddling! #KCACOLS

    • Emma
      Author
      August 10, 2016 / 10:19 pm

      Hehe! x

  23. August 9, 2016 / 9:05 pm

    Oh my goodness I need to get my answers ready, the questions could come at any moment with my eldest! I remember my friends daughter asking me awkward questions and this was before I was a mum and I was totally not prepared and had no clue what to say! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove Laura x

    • Emma
      Author
      August 10, 2016 / 10:20 pm

      It’s so so awkward isn’t it! x

  24. August 9, 2016 / 10:39 pm

    I’m still laughing! That is so funny. I lvoe to hear what kids come out with.xx
    #KCACOLS

    • Emma
      Author
      August 10, 2016 / 10:20 pm

      Haha, they are so funny x

  25. August 10, 2016 / 8:29 am

    My son is only 16 months old, so I can’t say I’ve had my share of the tough questions yet haha. I absolutely love insight into our kids’ brains and the way they work, it’s always so fascinating-and funny! Thanks so much for sharing <3 #KCACOLS

    • Emma
      Author
      August 10, 2016 / 10:21 am

      They are so funny aren’t they 🙂

  26. August 10, 2016 / 7:13 pm

    Ah lovely. I like the idea of a special cuddle. I remember quite clearly when I was about 4 or 5 asking how babies got in mummy’s tummy. My mother replied that ‘Daddy put it there’. I had visions of my father cutting my mother open with a kitchen knife to place a baby inside her – it was quite traumatic. I think a special cuddle is so much better. Pen x #KCACOLS

    • Emma
      Author
      August 10, 2016 / 10:21 pm

      Haha! Yes I agree, a special cuddle is far better than that x

  27. August 10, 2016 / 8:50 pm

    When I was little we had a book about how babies are made, and I seem to remember it being quite factual! We’ve managed to skirt around the issue with my 5 year old so far! x #KCACOLS

    • Emma
      Author
      August 10, 2016 / 10:22 pm

      Ooh sounds interesting, I might have to have a look if there’s anything like that around now x

  28. August 11, 2016 / 5:46 am

    I didn’t see that coming haha. They are so cute when they are so innocent. #SharingtheBlogLove

    • Emma
      Author
      August 11, 2016 / 2:58 pm

      Haha, thanks for reading x

  29. August 11, 2016 / 7:45 am

    Haha! The special cuddle answer is the best I’ve heard, but his next question was hilarious! So innocent 🙂 #SharingtheBlogLove

    • Emma
      Author
      August 11, 2016 / 2:57 pm

      Hehe so awkward! x

  30. August 11, 2016 / 7:05 pm

    Hilarious…love this post! So awkward for us but just another question for our totally inquisitive children #Sharingthebloglove

    • Emma
      Author
      August 12, 2016 / 1:22 pm

      The question we all dread isn’t it x

  31. August 11, 2016 / 10:01 pm

    Yes when I was pregnant with Ava Kyle would not accept the magic cuddle answer so we went full scientific description on him and he quickly got uninterested. thanks for linking to #picknmix

    • Emma
      Author
      August 12, 2016 / 1:18 pm

      Haha, maybe scared him off a bit x

  32. August 11, 2016 / 10:03 pm

    Lol. I have a 5 year old too, and we’ve had the question just after he turned 5. I explained that daddies have seeds and mummies have eggs, and they have to join together and they can make babies. I thought that’s all I’d said but then he asked how come the boy in his class was made because he has 2 mums. So I had to explain the various alternative methods – surrogacy, test tube, adoption. Wasn’t expecting to be explaining any of it so young.

    All fine, until recently he started announcing that daddies put their willies in mummies’ private parts. I wasn’t sure I’d told him that but he said I did. Whoa! The OH wasn’t impressed – I think he was hoping N would just see the bulls and cows on the farm and learn from that. But given N told me that if you have 100 cows you need 100 bulls and I had to correct him that 1 or 2 bulls would do – that kind of went against the teaching of respect for women and monogamous relationships.

    So he’s got the facts, but he has also asked if he doesn’t want a baby how would he stop making one. My answer – there’s contraception, but the best way is not to get too close to a girl!

    #sharingthebloglove

    • Emma
      Author
      August 12, 2016 / 1:18 pm

      Oh my goodness I’m actually laughing out loud! That is so funny. It’s so hard to know what to say to them x

  33. August 12, 2016 / 7:44 pm

    Haha bless him. My biggest is only three and haven’t had this yet but I plan to be as honest as I can be… that may not work out when it comes to it! #KCACOLS

    • Emma
      Author
      August 13, 2016 / 8:40 am

      It’s a tough one isn’t it. Thanks for reading x

  34. August 16, 2016 / 10:27 am

    Ha ha. My friends little girl is 3, nearly 4, and she’s been asking recently as she now has a little brother. I guess these topics come up sooner than you think! Glad my little boy cant talk yet!!
    #sharingthebloglove

    • Emma
      Author
      August 17, 2016 / 2:58 pm

      It definitely came up much sooner than I’d expected x

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