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!