5 of the Best Reviewed Books for Kids on How Babies Are Made

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Where do babies come from? At some point in your parenting journey, you might hear this question from your young child. What do you say? Where do you start to explain how babies are made?

If your little one is asking this question, then they are probably at a stage where they will be able to understand and absorb an age-appropriate book that explains it to them. A book could help you navigate this conversation with your child more easily. 

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As young as 2 years old, children can start to show some curiosity about how babies are made and where babies come from. Their curiosity does not always match their actual level of readiness for what any book will teach them though. You should always flip through these yourself before you introduce them to your child. You may have a different perspective on whether your child is ready for the information in them. 

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5 of the highest reviewed books for kids on how babies are made

  1. What Makes a Baby

What Makes a Baby is written for preschoolers up to 2 year old. The book explains things in quite simple terms. Exactly what you need. You might also like the fact that it takes a non-gendered approach to explaining how babies are made. If you are bent on having a book on sexual reproduction with pictures, this one has illustrations but not graphic photos. It explains that there are different ways for a baby to be conceived and to come into the world. It is great for toddlers or preschoolers who are starting to become curious.

What Makes A Baby

2. It’s NOT the Stork! 

This also contains illustrations. It goes into quite a bit of detail about the technicalities of how babies are formed but in a way that children will be able to understand. It is straightforward in its approach which you might appreciate. Consider this book for your child if they are between the ages of 8-12 years. The book is targeted at children all the way up from preschool. 

It’s NOT the Stork!

3. It’s So Amazing!

If you want a combination of facts and humour, you’ll find it in this book. You can get this for a child of around 10 years old. It is, however, at a reading level of 7-10 years old. It also goes into what is appropriate and inappropriate touching for children in a clear and easily understandable way. It will make having “the talk” with your kid a lot more fun for both of you.

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It’s So Amazing!

4.  How Babies Are Made

This does exactly what it says it will do – explains how babies are made. It is quite a visual book with beautiful illustrations. The book uses illustrations to explain things in a fairly direct way but it is not too explicit. It does not get into any more detail than it needs to. At your discretion, anywhere from age 5 or 6, you can introduce this book to your child. It is also straightforward and children find it easy to understand.

how babies are made
How Babies Are Made

5. Where Do Babies Come From?: Our First Talk about Birth (Just Enough)

Pre-schoolers are the target of this book. Parents who approve of this book agree that it really is “just enough” of what your child needs to know about how babies are made. It does not include any information that your toddler or preschooler would find it difficult to understand and neither does it over-complicate anything. 

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Where Do Babies Come From?: Our First Talk About Birth (Just Enough)

Many parents of multiple children find that their first child, for example, will suddenly become curious when a second child is about to arrive.

Have you used books to speak to your little and younger children about how babies are made and where they come from?

If so, which books did you use?

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This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Marta

    This is a wonderful collection of books 🙂 thank you for sharing!

  2. Diana

    This is great. I’ve always dreaded having to explain this to my children but these are great for explaining it on their level.

  3. Sonia Seivwright

    My 6-year-old daughter has been asking a lot of questions about this lately and wants baby sister. I didn’t even know there were books to help.

  4. Surabhi Mahajan

    This is awesome. So one of our friends had a baby recently and my toddler was so curious to know where did the baby come from. Thanks for the post. Will definitely check out your recommendations.

  5. Mamie

    Helpful book review for new mommies

  6. Valerie

    You have no idea how much I needed this! My kids (6 and 5 years old) started to ask me the question, and so far, I only got to the point where the baby grows in the mom’s belly. I just can’t explain to them HOW it gets there in the first place! I am so going to get one of these books HA!

    1. Kin Unplugged

      I’m so glad I could help!

  7. Dara

    These all seem like great resources!

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