What do you say when your 6-year-old daughter asks where babies come from? You knew this question was coming and now it is here.
One option: take this opportunity to teach your daughter all of the important information no one ever taught you. But, how much does a 6 year-old need to know or even understand?
Second option: tell her that a bunny left her at the door in a little basket. Even at 6 years old, she is probably not going to accept this answer.
Best option: Six years old is actually a great time to begin teaching her about her girl anatomy.
I would suggest that you begin by explaining that babies start as eggs in her ovaries. The ovaries are much like the bird’s nest in this beautiful illustration. It holds and protects the eggs.
She might wonder where the ovaries are in her body. This anatomy figure will help her visualize their location.
Ask her to put her hands on her hips. She is putting her hands on the white bone called the pelvis in the anatomy figure. The pelvis forms a circle of bone with a large space in the middle called the pelvic cavity. Her ovaries are safely tucked deep inside the pelvic cavity.
This little talk is a great beginning for many more useful teaching opportunities in the future.