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My son is starting to notice the difference between himself and me. "Where is your penis?" "Why are you hairy?" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I would like some book recommendations that we can read together. I'm totally OK with drawn and painted nudity, but I'd like something oriented for his age. DS will also be present for the upcoming birth of his brother. I checked our library's selection of human body books/ pregnancy childbirth books for children and was disappointed with them. There was no nudity and they didn't explain anything - mommy's belly gets big, then mommy comes home from the hospital with a baby. So I need some resources that weren't created by prudes, but explain sex differences and birth simply enough that a 3yo can understand. Any ideas?<br><br>
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When my oldest boy's baby brother was born(ds#1 was almost 3 years old), he knew I was different, but we would just say, "oh, girls have different parts... And you grow more hair when you get bigger... " He knew that my belly was bigger and would talk to baby brother, but didn't seem to really connect everything together (but who knows what is happening in their amazing little heads at three years).<br><br>
but When his little sister was born (he was 5 almost 6) he loved the book that was provided by my doc that showed the developing baby in utero-- and then in had pictures of a woman giving birth--it is really neat and shows crowning, the head of the baby emerging, and then the birth... He totally loved this book and would ask the coolest questions and stuff.<br><br>
I've seen children's books like this, too...
 

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I'm wondering if a book about the human body (so, not specifically about human reproduction, but a more general one about the body) might be more what you're looking for. So, something like this: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FFirst-Human-Body-Encyclopedia-Reference%2Fdp%2F0756609976%2Fref%3Dsr_1_26%2F002-4192127-5118407%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dbooks%26qid%3D1179124223%26sr%3D1-26" target="_blank"><br>
First Human Body Encyclopedia</a><br><br>
If you want something specific about private parts, then this is a good one:<br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FAmazing-You-Getting-Smart-Private%2Fdp%2F0525473890%2Fref%3Dsr_1_24%2F002-4192127-5118407%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dbooks%26qid%3D1179124187%26sr%3D1-24" target="_blank">The Amazing You: Getting Smart About Your Private Parts</a><br><br>
This book is supposed to be good:<br><br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FIts-So-Amazing-Babies-Families%2Fdp%2F0763613215%2Fref%3Dpd_sim_b_1%2F002-4192127-5118407%3Fie%3DUTF8%26qid%3D1179123352%26sr%3D1-3" target="_blank">It's So Amazing: A book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies & Families</a><br><br>
When I was looking up that book, I noticed the author had another that has a title that might be closer to what you are looking for:<br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FIts-Not-Stork-Families-Friends%2Fdp%2F0763600474%2Fref%3Dsr_1_3%2F002-4192127-5118407%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dbooks%26qid%3D1179123352%26sr%3D1-3" target="_blank">It's Not the Stork!: A Book About Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families and Friends</a><br><br>
This one looks interesting too (and there's a 'complaint' about the pictures being too 'graphic' so I suspect it's got some nudity!)<br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FWhere-Babies-Starting-Point-Science%2Fdp%2F074600690X%2Fref%3Dsr_1_59%2F002-4192127-5118407%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dbooks%26qid%3D1179124078%26sr%3D1-59" target="_blank">Where do Babies Come From</a>
 

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Thanks for the suggestions!
 
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