How do you explain to a 6 year old boy what a tampon is without having to give details?
yikes!!1 I have not a clue. I'd love to know though, because I usually just grab it back and say it's a mommy thing when one of my boys finds one.
My 3-yr-old has seen my tampons and pads, and I told him that ladies have some blood come out once a month, and that the tampons or pads are to catch the blood so it doesn't get on our clothes. I also told him that this only happens to ladies, and he'll never have to use one. Hope this helps.
There is no need to go into details for a six year old. All that a six year old needs to know is that it is for mommy. I am sure that he would be happy with that, and go on his merry way. Kids are usually very happy with a simple explanation. (Please don't explain in detail what it is for, as I feel this will scare him more then ease his curiosity!)
i did the same as lpmfdm. i explained to him that once a month mommy get her period and that i need that thing so i dont dirty my clothes. he was actually 4 wen he asked and he said ok went on his merry way. he was never scared at all. i felt i should be honest. if i would had told him its a mommy thing, he would had kept on asking. he is 6 years old now and i dont see any harm done.
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I'm all for honesty, but there are somethings that are private and that a preschooler doesn't need to know. We have discussed many things with our boys including sexual abuse, but female reproduction is a bit much in my book for a child to handle. We're just starting to discuss maturity, changing bodies, hair, etc with our 9 year old, but we're sticking with the male issue right now since he's a boy. We'll talk female issue with him in a few year. Why give them more info than they need or really want. My child was fine with me telling him it was a mommy thing. All he wanted to know was if it was somerhing he could play with or eat. Why make it more complicated than it has to be.
PS - sorry I'm a little steamed at a scam order I recieved at my business today and I'm trying hard not to take it out on anyone.
Loud mom of 2 loud boys ages 10 & 7.
Without telling my six year old what a tampon was for, I simply told him that it was a mommy noodle. He asked me why I needed a mommy noodle and I told him to dot my periods. He has not asked me any more questions about them.
hbeth, very clear. LOL.
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guess there are some info our lovely children are not supposed to be priviledged at some age. but if he insists , be nice and soft and just tell him or her its a load of processed cotton wool ... and everybody is fine.