I have a 3 year old daughter who loves to randomly walk in the bathroom unannounced.
I was on my period and she said "Oh no you have a boo-boo."
Simple age appropriate way to explain so she doesn't freak out?
dd's favourite place to chat has always been the bathroom so she has grown up with seeing bleeding.
i treated it as a science question and answered it accordingly. made it all about facts. got out our medical dictionary and explained why i bled. result. when her dc teacher announced she was pregnant dd confidently asked her how it feels to no longer bleed and have to deal with long clean up.
Ha, my boys destroyed some of my tampons....I just tell them that it's like a diaper for mommy because once a month I get blood that my body makes and then it gets rid of because it doesn't need it.
My 5 year old isn't too interested, but has asked and though I didn't give her the rundown about endometrial lining, I did explain that women's bodies prepare themselves to have babies and if a baby is not there the body gets rid of the extra stuff it would have needed for the baby. She was fine with that answer.
I just tell them that it's like a diaper for mommy because once a month I get blood that my body makes and then it gets rid of because it doesn't need it.
Yes! Both my kids walked in on me and they were worried about the blood on my maxi - I told them women bleed once a month if they're not having a baby and DS2 asked me if that's why I was wearing mommy diapers!
So far that explanation has been enough for them.