My kids are at the age now where they are really curious about babies. A month or so ago they came into my bedroom and asked my husband and I to tell them where babies come from. I know this topic is one that many parents struggle with just how much to tell their kids — we did too.
What we ended up doing was finding one of the books I had from when I was pregnant — detailed with photos we tried to answer their questions in a way they could understand. Not getting into too much detail, because they are still young, but not scaring them away from asking us anything.
This is a discussion I am sure we will be having again and again as their curiosity increases with their age. I was searching the web for books to talk to kids about sex, pregnancy and birth and came across this one from the Danish author, Per Holm Knudsen titled “The True Story of How Babies Are Made.” The author does not shy away from answering straight up the mechanics of sex, pregnancy and birth while keeping it light enough for children to understand. Still, I wonder if I would be comfortable with reading this to my kids. Part of me is totally for it — another part wonders if I am uncomfortable only because I don’t think a book like this would fly here.
Click through to see some pages of the book and an animated short created narrating the book and let me know your thoughts:
I also found an animated short narrating this movie with a few added extras.
Take a view — it’s fun too:
To read the whole book — you can purchase it here on Amazon
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