Dr Amanda Gummer, Play & Parenting Psychologist and founder of Fundamentally Children has been helping Mumsnetters with how to answer those awkward questions that children ask.
So today’s question is:
How does a baby get in Mummy’s’ tummy?
Obviously this answer depends on the age of the child…I have aimed it towards a younger child as the question uses the words ‘Mummy‘ and ‘tummy‘ so sounds younger.
When a Mummy and a Daddy love each other very much they make a decision to have a baby.
Daddy puts a special baby seed into an area in mummy‘s body called a Womb. The Womb looks after the seed and helps it to grown into a baby. It is well worth looking at some of the great apps and books out there which introduce the concept brilliantly to children of different ages.
A note from the Berkshire Local Editor: I think it is really important to stick to a version of the truth so I like Amanda’s answer. Most children are happy with whatever answer you give and won’t necessarily quiz you on every small aspect of baby-making. Please comment with your thoughts or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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