Q for those of you who have other kiddo's......how did you answer this question and at what age did/do you think they can handle the "real" answer? My DD1 (3.5yrs) says that mummy's belly pops and the baby comes out. She has surprised me with how interested in the pregnancy she has been, even to the point of asking about (and actually understanding) the concept of the baby "eating" via the umbilical cord which then becomes the baby's belly button. I'm still debating whether to leave such a simplistic idea with her about the birth or give her some other explanation....I don't want to the next logical question to be something like "where is the big hole in your belly from it popping when the baby came out"? but I'm not sure she's ready to hear exactly how it gets out!