My DD just turned 5 in April and is going on 15! Question....her bottom has been irretated lately so I have had her not wear panties to bed at night. I grew up this way and have heard that it helps your area to 'freshen' during the night. DH has no problem w/ me not wearing them (wonder why? :) ) but says DD should. She climbs in bed w/ us sometimes and when he goes and puts her back he is carrying her w/ her bare bottom. I can understand his feelings but he doesn't think it's normal not to wear panties at night and reminded me the other night that 'times have changed'. DD has gotten use to not wearing them and her problems have gone away which I contribute to the change. I told her she can go w/o but MUST stay in her own bed and put the panties on first thing in the morning. What is your opinion?