My 3 year old DS has always been a very curious little guy.... wanting to know how everything works, including our bodies! When he was 2, he learned that boys have a penis and girls do not. But now he wants to know what girls do have. He asked my mom last week where pee comes out for her, and she explained that she has a little hole where pee comes out. Now he asks me all the time to see my pee hole. I'm certainly not going to show him my private parts, but how do I explain these things to him? I haven't talked about girls having a vagina yet, not sure if that is giving him too much info... but that conversation will probably have to come up soon because he has asked how the new baby will come out of my tummy (so far, I've just changed subjects quickly because I don't know how to answer!).
He sees me naked when in the shower and he sees me using the bathroom because he is a child who does not like to ever be in a different room than me. But I'm starting to wonder if I should soon be careful about not being naked around him as he's getting older now. I grew up in a very modest family and never would see my parents or sister naked, so I don't really know how to handle these things now that I'm a mom!
Maybe a good anatamy book for young children would help? I would appreciate advice on this - thanks!