“Where do babies come from?” Answer this question through these amazing books.

“Where do babies come from?” Answer this question through these amazing books.

At some point in time, we all face the dreadful question about ‘where do babies come from’.

Some of us make weird stories about how God puts the baby in mummy’s tummy and then pray to God that our child believes our story.

More often than not, they actually believe those stories- for some time! Until they reach an age where they are taught in their biology class about reproduction and that is the point when they realise that they were lied to in their childhood!

As a parent we should avoid giving such indirect life lessons to our kids. Sensitive topics such as this one, should be handled very maturely and lame stories should strictly be avoided.

I have listed 5 books here to your rescue. In these books there is a great deal of logical explanation along with illustrations to make kids understand the process- minus the shame.

What makes a baby

Geared to readers from preschool to age eight,  What Makes a Baby is a book for every kind of family and every kind of kid. It is a twenty-first century children’s picture book about conception, gestation, and birth, which reflects the reality of our modern time by being inclusive of all kinds of kids, adults, and families, regardless of how many people were involved, their orientation, gender and other identity, or family composition. Just as important, the story doesn’t gender people or body parts, so most parents and families will find that it leaves room for them to educate their child without having to erase their own experience.  

Written by sexuality educator Cory Silverberg, and illustrated by award-winning Canadian artist Fiona Smyth, What Makes a Baby is as fun to look at as it is useful to read.

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It’s NOT the stork!

It’s Not the Stork! helps answer the endless and perfectly normal questions that preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary school children ask about how they began. Through lively, comfortable language and sensitive, engaging artwork, Robie H. Harris and Michael Emberley address readers in a reassuring way, mindful of a child’s healthy desire for straightforward information. Two irresistible cartoon characters, a curious bird and a squeamish bee, provide comic relief and give voice to the full range of emotions and reactions children may experience while learning about their amazing bodies. Vetted and approved by science, health, and child development experts, the information is up-to-date, age-appropriate, and scientifically accurate, and always aimed at helping kids feel proud, knowledgeable, and comfortable about their own bodies, about how they were born, and about the family they are part of.

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It’s so Amazing!

How does a baby begin?

What makes a baby male or female?

How is a baby born?

Children have plenty of questions about reproduction and babies—and about sex and sexuality, too. It’s So Amazing! provides the answers—with fun, accurate, comic-book-style artwork and a clear, lively text that reflects the interests of children age seven and up in how things work, while giving them a healthy understanding of their bodies. Created by the author and illustrator of It’s Perfectly Normal, this forthright and funny book has been newly updated for its fifteenth anniversary.

This book is for readers of age 7-10 years.

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How babies are made

“Where do babies come from?”

It isn’t unusual for new parents to be posed this delicate question by the time their child is just three or four. Some children develop this natural curiosity sooner, some later, but when questions about sexuality and reproduction inevitably arise, the wise parent will keep this delightful book on hand!

Playful in style without sacrificing educational value, Andry and Schepp’s, How Babies are Made, is an invaluable resource for parents eager to help their inquisitive children learn about sex and the reproductive process with clarity, honesty, and accuracy.

This slim volume will take you and your child through a variety of reproductive processes in the plant and animal kingdom before finally delving into human sexuality. Featuring inventive and engaging full-color, paper cutout illustrations by Blake Hampton, How Babies are Made is guaranteed to help your child establish the foundation on which they will build healthy sexual attitudes and practices as adults.

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Where do babies come from

An engaging introduction for very young children to the basic facts of life in a way that is gentle, age-appropriate and accessible. Child psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts created the Just Enough series to help parents and caregivers approach difficult subjects with little ones. These primers offer a gentle and accessible starting point for conversations about important topics.

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Try using these books to speak to children and explain in a logical, matter of fact, yet fun manner!