Ok For Kids to Be Naked Outside?

Community Leader
Registered: 04-08-2008
Ok For Kids to Be Naked Outside?
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Mon, 07-11-2011 - 12:17pm

Is It Ever Okay for Kids to Be Naked in Public?- http://www.ivillage.com/it-ever-ok-kids-be-naked-public/6-a-359872

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-27-2008
Mon, 07-11-2011 - 10:52pm
Ha! My 18 month old is always naked! That girl rips off her clothes and diaper all day long. I think as long as it is in the privacy of your own home and they are young enough, then its fine.
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iVillage Member
Registered: 06-17-2008
Tue, 07-12-2011 - 12:05am

Hmmm. I'm of two minds about this. First, I don't think small children running around naked are really a big deal, especially in the summer. But the story of the 7 YO running around in the public park made me uneasy. I guess because of the potential for creepy people and their cell cameras to be doing who knows what. In our house Nadia is naked quite a bit and sees us naked before/after a shower and it's not a big deal. She has also taken baths with a 3 YO friend and her 5 YO sister and I don't think that's a big deal, either. It's a bath.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-28-2008
Tue, 07-12-2011 - 2:42am
what about not really in public, but at home in front of opposite-sex family members? I don't mean siblings or mom and dad, I mean like an uncle or grandparent. I ask myself that when my 2 year old runs out of the bathroom after a bath and gives everyone naked good-night hugs. I don't think there is anything wrong with it now, nor with a 3 year old, but where is the line?

I remember my grandfather walking in on me changing one day when I was maybe 7, he was MORTIFIED and felt awful about it, and I didn't understand at all why he thought it was weird or wrong, he was just my granddad, after all! I think now, too, that it is the adults who get weird about it, and it is out of courtesy to them that I try to keep my daughter dressed.
Lilypie
Community Leader
Registered: 04-08-2008
Tue, 07-12-2011 - 11:45am
Landon went through a period of time when he wanted to be naked all the time around the house. That didn't bother me much at all, as long as we didn't have company at home. Out in public is a different matter. I just don't see why he would need to be naked. I can understand if he needs to be changed or something of that nature, but otherwise I think it is just in the best interest of everyone if kiddos remain clothed.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-30-2011
Wed, 07-13-2011 - 8:04am

Charlie is going through a "naked" phase right now.

Community Leader
Registered: 04-08-2008
Wed, 07-13-2011 - 9:54am
mamasobuco wrote:

My thinking is that we only have a very short window in our lives where we feel free to be naked.