30 May 2017

Mum? How Are Babies Made?


This is the question my 5 year old son (now 7) asked me when I was pregnant with his sister. I knew it would eventually arise as, 1 - he's not stupid and 2 - he was older and very excited about having a sibling so naturally curiosity started to set in.

I've always wanted to be open and honest with my kids about things like this as it's all very natural. Millions of people get pregnant and give birth every year and I believe telling your kids how babies are made doesn't have to be a bad thing. If it's done correctly I see no harm in it at all, I just had to find something to help me do this.


After a quick online search (as you do) I came across a really interesting children's book. I wasn't too sure at first. Was this the right thing to do? Would I scar my son for life? I read a couple of reviews and everyone seemed really positive about it. I took the plunge and bought it. My final decision to purchase was made after viewing the front page of the book and the title. It looked so appealing and quite to the point, do you want to know which book I bought for my 5 year old son? It's called Where Willy Went...


Sorry if you choked on your tea there but do be assured Willy is not a penis (thank god). He is in fact a sperm and this book is all about his journey and purpose in life.

Written by the very talented Nicholas Allan (who also wrote Father Christmas Needs a Wee) this book has all the info you'll need to set your kid straight on how babies are made. It's also brilliantly humorous for us adults and will have you giggling here and there.


The illustrations are fabulous, as you can see, and are perfect for helping you describe to your child what sperm is, where it goes to make said baby and how it eventually turns into a baby before being born. My son was so fascinated by this book and because it basically explains it all there were no mad awkward questions although being the responsible adult that I am *cough* I would have explained the best I could.

So there you go ladies and gents a great book about how babies are born. It'll basically save your life. You can thank me later *hint hint* I like chocolates, tea, prosecco!



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20 comments on "Mum? How Are Babies Made?"

Alice Spake on 31 May 2017 at 11:25 said...

What a fab book idea! I always remember my mum buying me one like this when my first period arrived. It's such a fab way of explaining it all for children xx
Alice Anne // Annie Writes Beauty

Mummy Fever on 31 May 2017 at 16:33 said...

I need this in my life! Thanks for linking to #sharewithme

Debbie - Hello Deborah on 31 May 2017 at 19:07 said...

That's an amazing book! What a great way to approach the subject with little ones.

The Breastest News on 31 May 2017 at 19:19 said...

Thanks Alice. It really is fab. I had one for when my periods started too. Will def be purchasing for when my daughter's older.

The Breastest News on 31 May 2017 at 19:19 said...

You so do Charlotte, it's totally worth the purchase.

The Breastest News on 31 May 2017 at 19:20 said...

It's fab Debbie, highly recommend.

Devon Mama on 31 May 2017 at 20:30 said...

HA! I'm tempted to just buy this for my husband at this stage!! Sounds like a lovely book to explain things though, anything that takes the heat off of my explanations is a winner to me!

The Breastest News on 31 May 2017 at 20:56 said...

Hilarious Hayley, why don't you get it for him for father's day ;)

Jenny @thebrickcastle on 1 June 2017 at 00:38 said...

I love this. I might have to get it. Kids make it up when they don't learn the truth. I've a couple of books but nothing that seems as clear as this one :D

Gee Gardner on 1 June 2017 at 09:48 said...

I am in sititches here! The hilarity of little willy aside, what a good idea! I've seen this book before and considered buying it for my girls for when we have another baby.

Gee (still laughing like a loon haha)

The Breastest News on 1 June 2017 at 13:42 said...

It's honestly a great book Jenny, well worth having really. My son was just like "oh is that what happens". He wasn't even that bothered.

The Breastest News on 1 June 2017 at 13:52 said...

It's a fab book Gee and one I'd really recommend. It just explains it all really and when my daughters a bit older I'll be reading this to her as well :)

Susan Mann on 1 June 2017 at 16:13 said...

What a cute and lovely sounding book. I think it's a good one to go into it the birds and bees x

Georgina Clarke - Pregnancy & Baby Blog on 1 June 2017 at 18:44 said...

Haha it's such a good book!! But it also makes me want to curl in a ball and also pretend I have never done such things!!

The Breastest News on 1 June 2017 at 19:40 said...

It is a lovely book Susan and perfect for all ages of children to be honest. It's just very simple, to the point and quite nice about it all x

The Breastest News on 1 June 2017 at 19:41 said...

Ahahahaha Georgina, we're all adults here. We can look the other way and pretend the stork brought our babies ;)

Susie / So Happy In Town on 1 June 2017 at 22:33 said...

We've reached a tricky point with my 10 year old daughter who really wants to know how it all works, and I've been stumbling along a bit but this book might even be appropriate for her as it sounds like it explains it all very clearly but in a non scary way. I did think Willy was an actually willy at first too! Was relieved to hear he's only a sperm! #sharewithme

The Breastest News on 2 June 2017 at 12:44 said...

It might work well for her Susie as it really isn't scary at all. If anything it just lays it out there and states exactly what happens in the nicest way possible. Could be worth a shot. Haha I know. So glad Willy is a Sperm!

Markus Seibert on 2 June 2017 at 21:45 said...

Our boys will be 6 in August so I'm hoping that we have a little longer until these sorts of questions start! Great post 👍
#sharewithme

The Breastest News on 6 June 2017 at 21:38 said...

Fingers crossed Markus. It's good to know you have some help on hand in the form of this book just in case :)

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