Where Do Babies Come From? The Baby Tree {#Giveaway}

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It’s a universal experience for parents, the first time your child asks the classic question: Where do babies come from? In the new, absolutely adorable picture book by Sophie Blackall, The Baby Tree, a young child hears a wide variety of answers to this question. After his parents tell him that there will be a new baby in the family, the boy mulls over this question and decides to ask a bunch of people, including his babysitter, his teacher, his grandpa, and even his mailman! The answers he receives are all over the place, so the confused boy decides to ask his parents after all, who finally help him understand the real story of it all.

My eight-year-old daughter was only 18 months old when her little brother joined our family, so I’m not exactly sure what she thought of it all. After reading this delightful book together, we chatted a bit about the book and what she used to think about how babies originated. Take a look:

We took our cue for the giggly conversation from the official book trailer video, which my daughter has loved watching a few times now. (My younger son, too, though he was a bit camera-shy when it came time to make our own video!) Get ready to giggle along, too:

Head over to my full review post on 5 Minutes for Books to hear more of my thoughts on this new picture book. I can tell you that as both a parent and an early childhood educator, I’m giving it two BIG thumbs up!

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  1. Wehaf says

    I can’t remember believing anything other than the truth – my parents were very honest with us.

  2. says

    I’ve been very straightforward with my kids, which meant at least one uncomfortable lunchtime for the teachers at preschool when another child asked where babies come from and my kid gave them the full story.

    I don’t remember believing anything but the truth, which is funny because my mother loved all the other stories from childhood. She still writes from Santa on some of my presents.

  3. Bernadette says

    I don’t remember where I thought babies came from, but so far, I have been honest with my own children. I could use a book though!

  4. Liza Vladyka says

    not really sure but i have a cute story when i was 7 months prego my 3 yr old son loved my son kicking so i was craving lobster my son saw the lobster walking on the ground and freaked out that it would eat his baby in my tummy

  5. Heather B says

    My parents were always honest about it with us, I don’t recall my children ever thinking anything differently either we always told them.

  6. says

    I don’t remember if my parents ever really had a sit down chat with me about, where baby’s come from. But, I always recall the stories of baby being delivered by storks in diapers. I don’t know how to exactly bring up the stories of babies to my young son, but I’m sure we will come up with something and hopefully this book will help as well.

  7. Meagan bs says

    i cant remember what i thought, my daughter just says from mommys tummy. she may have her own thoughts on it though, that i don’t know of.

  8. Vickie Couturier says

    I was always as honest as I could be,,without going into too much details,,I told them as little as I could get by with until they were older and could understand more

  9. anita says

    My daughter knows that babies come from Mommy’s tummy. She also knows that Daddy’s sperm fertilizes Mommy’s egg. Luckily, she believes that happens through kissing and that’s why she’ll NEVER kiss a boy! Hahaha!

  10. Antonia says

    When I was younger, I knew that women for pregnant, but I just thought that it “happened”. The men on television always seemed so surprised, and my sister and I are only 15 months apart, so there really want much asking on my end.

  11. Cassandra Eastman says

    My 5 year old just asked the other day, and I wasn’t sure how to answer. Right now he just knows they come from mommy’s tummy!

  12. Terry Maigi says

    My little girl just says they grown in mommies tummies! So I’m just gonna leave it at that for now :)

  13. Les Johnson says

    I knew that babies came from mama’s bellies, but I didn’t understand quite how they got in there. I thought it was from kissing a lot. haha

  14. Kimberly says

    We just welcomed a new baby and I’m not sure where my daughter thinks he came from. We prepared her for his arrival and she would say hi to him in my stomach, but she never really asked how he got there.

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