(Closed) What would you say?

posted 6 years ago in Parenting
Post # 3
2400 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@pinkgreenandyellow:  Hmm. That’s tough because she is so young. I think you said the right thing. I would have said “It’s daddys special balloon.” but that could have turned out worse lol

Post # 4
688 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@pinkgreenandyellow:  haha, you did way better than me, I wouldnt even know what the heck to say other than “stay out of mommys  room!!!” Lol

Post # 5
46607 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

There is another current thread about talking to children about sex.

I’m in the camp of talking to children about things honestly as they grow up. Answer the questions they ask, not the ones you think they are asking

This incident gives you a perfect opportunity  to give her information in tiny little bits but you have to be honest.

“It’s a condom. Parents use it when they are not ready to have another baby.”

Giving misinformation just means you are going to have to correct misunderstandings at a later date.

Post # 7
1042 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I would say, “Oh, that’s just something mommy and daddy use sometimes. I’m going to go put it away now. ” Not a lie at all, but doesn’t give more information than she needs to know at this point.

I think sex should be explained in full before the other things that go along with it are explained.

Post # 8
4272 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

That its a condom….and mommy and daddy use it to keep from having another baby. That it is very important and she should go put it back. She dosn’t need to know anything more then that just yet.

Post # 9
2192 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I agree that its best to be honest and straightforward, even at a young age.  My sisters and I discussed this recently because a friend of ours calls her daughter’s privates a woohoo.  Its a vagina people!  I have a daughter and nanny for 5 kids.  Kids appreciate honesty.

Post # 10
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

@pinkgreenandyellow:  I don’t know what I’d say to the comment – but your comment about pads being a grown-up diaper made me think about a personal experience.  My mom told me the same thing about pads  – I’m not sure if she let me wear one or if I took the liberty of taking one and wearing it – but I did and then had to pee – and used it as a diaper!  I recall being embarrassed and astonished when it didn’t ‘work’ well.  

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