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How You Were Born

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It is natural for young children to be curious about where they come from. Using vivid full-color photographs and a clear, straightforward text, this comprehensive book answers the questions they have about how an egg cell grows to become a baby, how a baby lives inside its mother's uterus, and how a baby is born.
Paperback, 48 pages
Published May 24th 1994 by HarperCollins (first published 1984)
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Leslie Stair
This was perfect for my preschooler who is VERY curious about nature and all babies as well as her own birth.

It gives a lot of information but in a simple, clear manner about the scientific aspects of how a baby grows and is born. It brings up eggs and sperm but doesn't get into the how, which is perfect for the first introductions on this topic. It had great pictures and diagrams with diverse families and even mentions birth centers and midwives as well as showing a photo of a mother breastfee
Mar 03, 2009 Nicole rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: moms/parents needing to explain where babies come from to their kids
Recommended to Nicole by: a mom
This book was recommended to me by a woman from my church when I asked how she handled talking to her kids about this issue. It's very straightforward without being too graphic or explaining too much, basically a basis to begin the conversation with your kids about where babies come from. So far, I've just read it myself and will over the next little while start talking to my oldest ones about this issue. Hopefully it will help them understand and help give me a way to explain it to them.
This is a fantastic book for teaching the birds and the bees to young children. It goes into lots of scientific details without going into any bedroom details. I especially like that this book talks about babies being born at home or the hospital and that it shows a baby nursing. The photographs are great and diverse.
Michelle Williamson
This was a great book to read along with my young child regarding the basics of sex ithout giving too much information at this age. I feel like it was perfect for the 6-8 year old, giving them the starter information that will serve as the building block of open conversations later.
Pretty much perfect to answer the questions of early elementary aged kids without getting into too much detail that they don't need yet. Photos and illustrations greatly aid the explanations.
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The birds and bees made easy peazy, lemon squeezy.

Or, you could go with my childhood version, The Modern Girl's Guide to Chastity, by Fr. Douglas. Circa 1927.
Also a gem.
A great little book about how babies are born that I wouldn't be embarrassed to read to a 4 year old because it's presented clearly but very appropriately.
nicely written for children to read or to read together. not graphic but informative.
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