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As I watched bits and pieces of the Super Bowl, the commercial of Babylandia caught my attention. So this is where babies come from? Ha!! The dreaded questions posed to parents, which we all try to avoid. Now we have one more version of the story – BABYLANDIA!!
The makers of the commercial actually got it right: children do ask this question, and the car actually is the most frequent place for these conversations to start. (In a car, no one can go anywhere, and eye contact can be avoided.) The kids in the car were about 5 or 6? Right again, perfect age to address this question. But, alas, the answer was wrong.
The proverbial question as to where do babies come from can be addressed very easily using the follow strategy:
As to explaining SEX to children, stay tuned for my next blog.
Founder of Healthy Chats, Dr. Chrystal de Freitas is a pediatrician, author and mother of three children who has a special interest in health education. She completed her pediatric training at the University of Washington, in Seattle, WA, and has been in private practice for 22 years. She practiced with North County Health Services in Encinitas, for 6 years. In 2004, Dr. de Freitas opened her solo private practice of pediatrics, Carmel Valley Pediatrics in San Diego, CA.