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WDBCF #2: Euphemisms

A friend of a friend reckons reports that as a child they were told that babies were made by ‘mummy and daddy having a very special hug’.  Subsequently they were terrified every time their grandparents tried to hug them, convinced that this would leave them impregnated!

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Where DO babies come from?

There are a lot of lively siblings running around the postnatal wards at the moment.  This got me thinking about how children learn about  reproduction.  I can’t really remember how I learnt about the origin of babies.  My father assures me it was through a series of conversations and educational material.   I’m not sure if this is true.

I asked friends and family how they learnt ‘where do babies come from’, or if they had had this conversation with young people.  Solicited on facebook it’s a pretty biased sample, but I think interesting nonetheless.  I’ll be doodling up some of their answers, starting with this one…