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How Babies are Made books

July 29, 2014

Our boys are 9, 7 and 4 years old now.  We are inching ourselves closer to having the more-in-depth talk (at least with our oldest) about sex because puberty is not too far off for him.  YIKES!  

Our children are never afraid to ask us questions because we always answer them, never scoffing at them. We have had general talks about the differences in girl body parts and boy body parts and about how babies are made (a mommy part and a daddy part mix together to make a baby) but I am actually quite surprised that none of them has ever asked “but exactly how does the sperm get into the mommy’s body to meet the egg?”  

Last night I read them two “warm-up” books: What Makes a Baby by Cory Silverberg and Amazing You! by Dr. Gail Saltz.

They did not like the illustrations from What Makes a Baby (some of the people are green and some are purple — guess that was too funky for them!).  They did like Amazing You!  I agree with them that Amazing You! was a better book.  These books are geared toward pre-school aged children but I did appreciate that my older boys got to see illustrations of internal human reproduction organs.  

Do you have a great book suggestion that covers this topic?  I’d love for you to share in the comments!

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