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Funny Things Kids Say About Pregnancy

By KateTietje |

Oh, the things children say about your belly....

We’ve all heard that “kids say the darndest things.”  But kids can say some pretty funny thing,s specifically about pregnancy.  Today I’m sharing some of the funniest things my kids have said, or that I’ve heard other kids say about pregnancy!

Read on, and share your stories in the comments section!

1. “The baby’s coming out of your belly button!” — I don’t know why kids are convinced that the belly button (on the mom) has anything to do with the baby, but my daughter is completely convinced of this!  Despite that I have told her otherwise.

2. “Tell the doctor to make the baby come out, I miss him!” — This was my friend’s 4-year-old, when she was at term.

3. “Did you know you have a baby in your tummy?” — Several children, including mine, to their mothers who did not yet know they were pregnant.  Kids seem to know!

More after the jump…

4. “Whoa, your tummy’s getting bigger!!  And you have big milk too!” — My daughter, any time she sees me undressed!

5. “I have a baby in my tummy too.  That’s why I need to eat candy.” — My daughter, who uses this excuse to get any sort of treat or snack.

6. “Daddy has a food baby in his belly!” — My friend’s 3-year-old, who was convinced if her mother was pregnant, her father must be, too.

7. “When the baby comes, it’s going to be little, but then it’s going to get big and I’m going to play with it.” — My daughter, explaining to me exactly how babies grow (lol).

8. “Oh, mom, I know it’s just your hormones!” — One reader’s son, after she apologized for being moody.

9. “Well, twins just wasn’t on my agenda….” A girl who’d begged for a baby sibling, after her mom announced it was twins.

10. “BABY!” My son, as he pats my tummy rather firmly!

What funny things have your kids said about pregnancy?

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Kate Tietje is a food blogger who focuses on natural food and cooking. In addition to Modern Alternative Mama, she has contributed her writing to the Parenting and Pregnancy channels on Babble.

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20 thoughts on “Funny Things Kids Say About Pregnancy

  1. Debra @Happy To Be Home says:

    My son hasn’t said anything (he’s young) but when I started showing he’d ask to nurse by patting my belly.

  2. Jenny says:

    “Mama bigger!” = my toddler’s response when asked if she was excited for the new baby.

  3. Jessica says:

    “Did you eat sister, Mommy?” We were trying to explain to our oldest (who was almost 2 at the time) that she was going to have a baby sister and that she was growing in my belly.

    My oldest will be 3 in two months and yesterday she she reminded me that “Essie”(Lexi) grew in my tummy and that she grew in my tummy too. Then she lifted my shirt a little and stuck her finger in my belly button. I asked what she was doing and she said “I want back in.” lol

  4. Robyn says:

    The funniest thing my daughter has yet to say about pregnancy is actually about the delivery. She says “the doctor is going to poke you with a needle so small you can barely see it, then your belly will pop like a balloon, and the doctor will take the baby out really quick, and then your belly will go back to normal.” She’s 5.

  5. Momma to be says:

    My 4 year old step son asked if the baby gets cold when I open my mouth. and my 7 year old step son and 8 year old brother asked what happens if the baby toots in my tummy. :)

  6. Andrea says:

    If my son gets a tummy ache he says he’s got a baby in his tummy and it’s kicking him! lol. He’s only three.

  7. Raenna Thorne says:

    A little boy about 4 came up to me at the store the other day, he said “can I see the baby?”, I said “hes not quite ready to come out”, he said “he just doesn’t know what hes missing!” How sweet, made me cry.

  8. ofelia says:

    My son(he’ll be 5 in june) everytime we go to the store gets something for him & something for his little sister…he also talks to my growing belly & lifts my shirt up to blow raspberries to make the baby inside giggle:))

  9. Sara says:

    As a preschool teacher, I hear tons of awkward questions when it comes to my pregnancy. The best one was a 3 year old who asked me in all seriousness “How do you keep the baby in when you poop and pee?”

  10. Stephanie L says:

    My Godson will get REAL close to my belly and yell as loud as he can to the baby… I guess he’s convinced that his “cousin” is hard of hearing in there. lol. (He’s 3)

  11. Tricia says:

    My oldest was 4 last time I was pregnant and asked how the baby got in my belly. Then asked if I ate the baby. Then asked if I was going to throw up the baby to get it out. Yes, that is exactly how it happens! And we left it at that!

  12. Suebee says:

    I think #9 is my favorite… “Well, twins just wasn’t on my agenda….” LOL! I don’t have any stories to tell, though… this is my first, and no younger kids around for running commentary. ;)

  13. Katie says:

    #3 is SO true! I actually found out I was pregnant when my niece kept asking about her cousin in my tummy… I finally took a pregnancy test because she was making me wonder… I wasn’t even late yet, but the test was positive! 6 weeks later, she started asking her mom, my sister, who was also surprised to see a plus sign!

  14. Jenna says:

    After my hubby & I announced to his 6-year-old son that he had a baby sister growing in my belly, he looked under the table at my belly and said “But you’re not fat!” LOL

  15. Jamie says:

    “Mom can you swallow me so I can see my baby sister” – my four year old son.

  16. Jodie says:

    When I was big and pregnant, we were explaining to our 2-yr-old niece that there is a baby in auntie’s tummy, and she kept trying to look for the baby under my dress. When my son was 2 and I was pg with my daughter, he’d pat my tummy and say “mommy’s tummy is big like a dinosaur tummy!”.

  17. Suzanne says:

    I am pregnant with my first and I have had the joy of horrible morning sickness. My youngest step daughter love to get a stomach virus, during one of them she informed me “maybe there is a baby in my belly too and that is why I am throwing up”. I could not help but to laugh at her. She also constantly reminds me not to forget that there is a baby in my belly. She also flipped out a few days after we told her that a baby was on the way and we were going to see the baby when we went to the dr… she showed her concern when I took her to walmart to pick up a few groceries and she went to pitching a fit that the baby had to have a carseat and stroller NOW because it did not have anything to ride home in on “monday” and there is only 1 more day to get it. She is amazed at the baby process.

  18. Erin says:

    My daughter says that my belly button is the baby’s nose. My son says it’s the baby’s elbow.

  19. Meredith says:

    #9: hilarious!

    I can only relate to #10, though. Our 20 month pats my belly while saying “baby”, then proceeds to put his head on “the baby.” I’m not sure if he’s hugging my belly or listening for the baby. Either way, it’s cute.

  20. Annette says:

    My daughter who is 3 1/2 is convinced that my belly button is a microphone to her sister. she will lift my shirt up and talk to her sister.. it’s quite cute but it sure does tickle!

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