It must be rather confusing for children to witness a huge baby bump rapidly emerging from the mother’s stomach, and weirder still to hear there is another child in there, particularly if your other children are younger. I remember Max asking me all sorts of questions about his ‘see-star’, once we learnt that he was going to have a sister!
He was only two when I was pregnant with Chloe, so I’m not sure he fully understood what was going on. So I didn’t get any particularly awkward questions, but he would ask how his sister was doing and he found it hilarious when she kicked.
Sudocrem conducted a survey called the ‘Talk to the Bump’ campaign to find out about what little one’s were saying to their mummy’s baby bump. As you can imagine, there were a few questions about how the baby got in there and some hilarious little anecdotes.
One child reportedly asked the bump “Do you have your own fridge and TV in there?” which would make labour an even more daunting prospect for mum!
Other things that were reported to have been said to bumps, included:
“Doctor put his hand down mummy’s mouth and pull you out”
“When you are bored you can go and live with Nana, OK’?
“Even though you are a boy, I won’t pinch you when you are here”
“I can’t believe you, mum has only gone and ate you”
It is funny to see how little minds change and imaginations develop. If no-one tells you the actual way something works, how do you decide what does? This is fun to see in my own children, as they learn and grow. I guess we lose the ability to think ‘outside the box’ a little but as we get older as we know the scientific reasons why things are as they are. It is nice to learn these things but imagination is so important too.
Did your little ones say anything funny to you about your bump, when you were pregnant?
I can’t wait for us to have another baby so i can hear what silly things he will come out with. I love children’s logic on things.
My girls have sang a song to my bump but not really spoke. They love touching and listening to his movements on the doppler though. They always ask questions and sometimes when I am standing I catch them just staring at the bump x
Kids are the cutest the things they come out with. My middle babog gave my bump a hug and kiss today, I wanted to cuddle him forever. So adorable x
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This is brilliant – I have four children so between them they’ve said some funny things but the best was my now 8 year old used to tip water in my belly button to give my now 2 year old a drink because I wasn’t doing it right apparently! Thanks for linking up to #sharewithme I hope you’ll join us next week
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I only have one so far, but little man really wants to be a big brother. He keeps putting his hand on my belly to check if his baby sister is there!
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Thanks for making me laugh this morning. My daughter has yet to speak but likes to rest her head on my tummy. #sharewithme
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Ahhh way too funny I had the same as you where B was only over 1 years old when I was pregnant with MM so I dont’ think he understand or could hardly talk to ask me what I swallowed. lol 😉 I can imagine though the questions from older siblings gets even funnier. Apologies for the late commenting the hand over of Share With Me to Mummy Fever and the busy half term has me a little behind but never forgetting your amazing support and thanking you for linking up. I hope you will link up again tomorrow for another great round of Share With Me over with Charlotte and keep Share With Me blog hop going long after my hosting. #sharewithme
We’re stopping at 1 but reading those anecdotes is really adorable. They say them with such meaning! #sharewithme
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