As our children begin to be more aware of their surroundings and how we are made, many questions start to arise in their heads:
Mom, where do the children come from? and how do they enter the belly? and how are babies born?
As parents we are ready and willing to give them always responses timely and as realistic as possible, but when children ask us these kinds of questions or deal with such sensitive topics, we freeze, we stammer, we don’t know what to answer.
True, it is a bit difficult to explain to the little ones where babies come from and how they are born. For many, in fact, the subject is a bit of a taboo but it is important to treat it naturally by trying to adopt a adequate and understandable language for the age of children.
5 Books to explain how babies are born
When you have children who are curious and of questioning age, i books they can be of great help in trying to make them understand problems that sometimes escape their logic, such as pregnancy and the birth of a child.
In fact, stories and books can be our allies even in this situation. The appropriate language and illustrations in each book explaining where children come from are a very useful tool that parents can use to answer more or less embarrassing questions.
There are several on the market books to explain how babies are born. Some are very delicate and polite others more direct and straightforward so the choice is a bit linked to the age of the children and the sensitivity of the parents. Here are some that may be useful to you.
How are babies born
How are babies born is a book suitable for a very first approach to sex education. The story is tender and polite and, with metaphors, poetic and colorful images and a few scientific terms, it tells how conception takes place, how life takes place in the mother’s womb and how birth occurs. All in a positive context which is that of the love between mom and dad, made of desire and tenderness, and of the love of parents for their children, made of patient waiting and joy in the encounter.
Suitable for early childhood children.
So you were born
So you were born is a book dedicated to children aged 4 to 7 and beyond, which offers parents and teachers a tool for an effective but at the same time exciting and meaningful emotional and sexual education.
The book contains a delicate one story told in rhyme which offers adults interesting ideas to explain to children how they were born. Thanks to this book that combines science and poetry, children can understand that sexuality is a dimension of our life full of emotional and relational meanings. The presentation is by Licia Colò.
Mom made the egg
Mom made the egg it is a book very appreciated by parents for its sympathy, simplicity and frankness with which she explains what happens to conceive a child.
The story is nice and direct and the drawings are simple without excessive details, but still explicit. For example, there is an explanation of how dad and mom have to find imaginative ways to be “close” and get the seed to go all the way to the egg.
The book is recommended from 5 years, but from the reviews it is clear that many parents recommend reading it to slightly older children (6/7 years).
Where was I?
Where was I? is another highly rated book by parents and one of the best sellers on Amazon.
The story tells and explains in a clear and pleasant way how a new life is formed, from conception to birth. The explanations and illustrations are simple and delicate and they offer parents valuable help in answering all those questions children ask. Age of reading: from 4 years.
So desired, so you were born
So desired, so you were born are four books designed and written to help those parents who have had children through assisted fertilization.
Thanks to the illustrations for children present in each of the books, parents will be able to explain to their children their origins from assisted fertilization: MAP, egg donation, sperm donation, embryo donation. Here the review of Fertile Period
These and many others books that allow children to find out how they came into this world, they are also a great purchase to include in the library of all those families who are considering having another child. In fact, these books can be useful to make children understand everything that is about to happen when they become older siblings and to explain their mother’s pregnancy to them.