Panties!!!!!!!!!!

Lacye - posted on 05/13/2011 ( 64 moms have responded )

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Ok. You guys know what I'm talking about. The little girl with the dead squirrel running around in her panties! Since it wasn't the issue over in the other topic, let's discuss the issue here.

Would you personally allow your small child run around outside in nothing but their underwear? Personally I wouldn't. Not because I'm afraid of pedophiles, But because that was how I was raised. When I was younger, you didn't go outside unless you had cloths on, and what I mean is more than just panties. I would have on my shorts and t-shirt. As for people saying it depends on the weather, I live in Mississippi and the weather gets to be about 104 in the summer with a heat index of 110.

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Jodi - posted on 05/15/2011

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They aren't breasts on a 6 year old - they are nipples. Just like a boy has nipples. So I would hardly say they are showing off their breasts......

JuLeah - posted on 05/13/2011

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Lacey .... lack of education about pedophiles is what puts our kids in danger. Small children are not sexually attractive to anyone, regardless of what they wear or don't. Pedophilia has nothing, let me repeat, nothing to do with sex. Rape is about power and control. They go after chidlren, the very old, folks with disabilities simply because they make easier targets. A child running around in her udnerwear, or even naked does not make her a target. Parents who think it is about sex and fear the strange man jumping out of the bushes to grab their kid, willing put them in danger by leaving them with clean cut, tie wearing, Uncle Tommy for a few hours.
To protect our kids we need to understand the crime, the pattrens, and the people who abuse. Kids are far more likely to be abused by a family member. It is not about money, religion, skin color, sexual onientation or any other box. Most pedophiles are het white guys, most are protected by families that choose not to see, and most abuse 80-100 chidlren before they are caught for the first time. So, the folks in your neighborhood on the sexual offender list are not even the ones you need to watch out for.
The Gift of Fear, and Protecting the Gift are two books I suggest every parent read ... they will help keep you safe.

Jodi - posted on 05/15/2011

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I think it is pretty much an Australian rite of passage. Maybe that explains why none of us have any issue with it. I don't know anyone who would care too much. I've let Taylah run around in her knickers in other peoples yards too. In fact, I also recall letting her strip down to her shorts (she took off her tshirt) to splash around on the beach when we were in New Zealand just a few months ago. I honestly never thought anything of it.

Charlie - posted on 05/14/2011

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Yep , my boys do it all the time in summer , it can get passed 40 degrees C in Australia but mostly they wear a singlet too but I have no issue with them playing in the yard in their undies ...I just think the whole worry is ridiculous .

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Elizabeth - posted on 05/15/2011

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i agree lacye no matter what weather your child shouldnt be running around naked and shannin i have been that parent answering the door witha half naked kid behind me many times when she was little i barely got her to stop walking around half naked and shes 13 now she will like walk across the house holding her lil boobs sayning mom cant find a shirt lol not really funny but thats her but we got men roommates now so i told her you cant do that with men in the house

Sherri - posted on 05/15/2011

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At home could care less. Actually my daycare kids swim all summer in nothing but their undies. Who cares.

In public always clothes no exceptions.

Also yes I ran around in my undies a lot especially at close friends or my grandparents when we swam in the summer.

Heather - posted on 05/15/2011

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My son can be just in a diaper at home. And then if its insanely hot a shirt and diaper only in the backyard. However in public we put some pants on!

Isobel - posted on 05/15/2011

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There's no difference between a 6 year old girl's "breasts" and a 6 year old boy's "breasts"...so meh. I really could care less.

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I think what i asked showed a very good point. In Australia kids running around in undies is normal and we all did it as children.

Rosie - posted on 05/15/2011

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i wouldn't do it with underwear, but with a diaper i would. i have no clue why i feel there is a difference, but to me there is, lol. i dont' think it attracts pedophiles, they'll do what ever they want when they want, i've never even heard of a pedophile attacking a child who only had underwear on-they go for the clothed ones too ya know.;)
anyhoo, i think it's just a thing here that undergarments are to be worn UNDER garments. i do get uncomfortable when i see little girls with their breasts showing as well. there's a girl next door who always walks around with huge dresses on that hang down and her breasts pop out. she's 6. i don't like seeing that, it makes me really uncomfortable. so to just do it intentionally and not wear a shirt at all, just skeeves me out.

Stifler's - posted on 05/15/2011

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We used to all play under the hose outside and never bothered to change into togs, so clothes would get heavy and end up coming off until we were over being wet. Until puberty struck lol

Jodi - posted on 05/15/2011

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I don't know if anyone remembers the crochet bikinis in the 70s? Ok, probably most of you wouldn't remember them personally, but I do. I have photos of my cousin and I in those - we may as well had nothing on. I think we were about 6 and 7?

Stifler's - posted on 05/15/2011

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haha most pics of me as a baby/kid i was half naked until like 8 or 9.

Erin - posted on 05/15/2011

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Sure Loureen. Tell the truth now.. that was last week! :-p

Like I said in my PP, there are photos of my brother and I playing outside in only undies. There's a naked one of my brother outside on a rocking horse too lol. He was about 3.

Charlie - posted on 05/15/2011

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HA!! I was always ripping my clothes off and rolling around in dirt as a kid .

Jodi - posted on 05/15/2011

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Yep, mum has photos of all of us running around naked, or half naked. I have photos of MY kids running around naked.

Mel - posted on 05/15/2011

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I know I did because theres a photo up on my wall of me at about 2 maybe alittle younger on a bike outside with nothing on, just a dolly covering me a bit for the photo lol

Mel - posted on 05/15/2011

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I would if it was in my backyard, half the time my toddler pulls her underwear off in the backyard so she hasnt even got that on just a t shirt. I wouldnt let her out in public like that as shes 3 but in my home or outside I dont see the problem i see many people with toddler at the shops wearing just nappys as well. I would be happy to take my 9 month old out in very little clothing but not toddler.

Erin - posted on 05/14/2011

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I just don't see how it's an issue when they're in the backyard. I wouldn't be keen on my 2yo running down the street in just her undies, but the backyard is her domain. I actually think all Aussie kids run around naked or in undies at some point. There's a photo of my brother and I (I was 4, he 2) playing with the hose in our driveway in our undies. Not a big deal around here.

Stifler's - posted on 05/14/2011

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Yes, all kids do it here. Nappies, trainers, undies... who cares. My kids will be playing in the back yard due to hoons though, people drive too fast in this street. Letting them play out the front yard is just stupid if you have no fence. I put my baby in a onesie or shorts/pants and a t shirt if we go out in the car though, no promises on the shoes.

Donna - posted on 05/14/2011

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yes i agree panties are definatly in appropriate for running around outside

Jodi - posted on 05/14/2011

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I still don't see the issue either inside my home or in our yard. I have no issue with it. My 6 year old has started to gorw out of it a bit, but right at this moment, she is walking around the house with no top on and just her pajama pants.

I would allow her to go out in public like that, but at home (including our yard) anything goes.

And when we go out, I let her wear whatever she pretty much chooses to wear, within reason (ie. in the middle of winter she can't wear her summer dresses). SOme of the combinations are hilarious, and she has absolutely NO taste, but hey, isn't this how they learn?

Alexis - posted on 05/14/2011

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@laura, I have taken my son out in public many times in his superman outfit, he loves it since he gets alot of attention in it. I see nothing wrong with it.

Alexis - posted on 05/14/2011

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My brother and I would run around naked in the backyard when we were little. Any time we went into public though we had on clothes. I am pretty sure we wore clothes in the front yard unless it was to run out and greet dad coming home or something of that sort.

Tara - posted on 05/14/2011

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My kids have always loved being nudey. Our backyard is fenced with privacy fencing so they can be naked there if they want too. We all go for a nude swim in our pool before bed to cool off. In public though even in our small village, they are dressed, at least in a sun dress over their one piece bathing suits. Riley is 18 months and I don't really care if he is naked at the public beach etc. or a friends yard. But everyone else is covered up unless in our backyard with just family.
Ooo.. and when we're camping in an isolated spot, it's fun to walk around in nature with nothing on at all. I miss that kind of back country camping.

Jenn - posted on 05/14/2011

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There have been times where my kids were outside and we decided to turn on the sprinkler or something, so they just stripped down to their undies and ran through it - but for the most part they wear clothes. We have days in the summer where it gets just as hot as anywhere else, and we still wear clothes.

Katherine - posted on 05/13/2011

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My girls hate clothes. It's a pain in the ass trying to keep them dressed, but I will be damned if they run around outside in public naked.

Sneaky - posted on 05/13/2011

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I will not let my kids out in just undies and it is because of pedophiles! With the prevalence of camera phones and the like I really do not want photos of my half naked kids posted on the internet as kiddy porn by some stranger that happens to walking past.

And yes, JuLeah, I have done my research on pedophiles - they ALWAYS look for the easiest targets. My personal opinion is that letting your child play in public half naked is sending a message that as a parent you do not care about your child's bodily integrity. And that is NOT the message I want to send to a predator who is looking for the easiest target in the herd.

NOTE: I did say in PUBLIC. My kids run around outside half naked or fully naked in the backyard when we are out there in summer with the pool. BUT it is a fully fenced, private back yard. No one is seeing those naked kids but me and my hubby, I will NOT even let them be half naked or naked in front of any 'guest', no matter how close a friend or family member they are. I just think it sends the wrong message - just call me Miss Paranoid.

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I like for her to have on a shirt and panties at the very least. I'd love if I could make her get fully dressed, shoes included, every time she ran outside. I just have to laugh when I send her outside in her bathing suit (to play in the sprinkler). Then she comes in butt naked, because she decided to pee outside and had to take her bathing suit completely off in order to do so. I pick my battles.

Merry - posted on 05/13/2011

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I feel at home anything goes, but if you order pizza put clothes on the kids! My hubby delivered for a while and he was so disturbed to see naked kids answering the door! Few being girls upwards of 9-10 years old, he hated it.
Personally we want our daughter to wear shirts as much as possible, I feel it's for her benefit to not be exposed even as a baby. But we won't let a feeling of shame get into her mind. Anyways, backyard would be ok IMO if it's fenced in and not visible to neighbors, but I bet there's few like that!

Lacye - posted on 05/13/2011

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JuLeah, I didn't say that I was worried about pedophiles. Actually I said the opposite. I do understand the crime. What I was saying is that I don't allow my daughter to go outside without any cloths on because that is how I was raised. If we went outside, we were fully clothed. We weren't allowed to run around with nothing but panties on. We had on cloths and sometimes shoes.



Edit to add: My name is Lacye. I'm not trying to be mean. It's just a small pet peeve of mine. :)

Kimberly - posted on 05/13/2011

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honestly i would be way more consernd on the fact crildren get burned so easy they should have clothes on just for that fact alone. the hotter it is the more covered they should be. and yeah i was raised in the back country where the little boys ran with out even a diaper on lol. so in that aspect no it really wouldnt bother me.

Tawny - posted on 05/13/2011

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I dont see it a big deal, my little guys live in there undies and diapers in the house and yes my oldest has gone out to look at something in his undies. Where I live in Arizona it is too hot but when we go out I do put clothes on them.

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My kids play outside naked all the time. Usually butt naked. Last summer i got sick of the constant arguments to try and get them to at least keep underwear on so i gave up. But in saying that when we leave the house we are all fully dressed. I say all because during summer i'm known to join my kids in being naked although i always keep underwear on and i stay inside.

Joanna - posted on 05/13/2011

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When Paige was a baby she'd wear a diaper and a tank out on hot days. And the other day I let her run around the splash park fountain in her tunic and panties (longer shirt so it covered her bum), since I promised she could play but forgot her bathing suit. And that's it, except for inside the home.

Mechelle - posted on 05/13/2011

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It depends on where I am at and what I am doing. My parents live in the middle of the woods, no neighbors. My daughter runs around outside in her underwear and we don't think anything of it. I have a bunch of neighbors at my house, so unless we are swimming in our pool, she has clothes on.

September - posted on 05/13/2011

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I let our son run around naked in the yard when we were in Florida last year. He was playing in the pool and had taken his swimsuit off. My parents live in rural Florida and he was 1.5 years old...not that big of a deal in my opinion. With that being said we live in Seattle and no I would not allow him to be outside without clothing or a swimsuit...the City and the Country…there’s a big difference there.

Constance - posted on 05/13/2011

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My youngest still isn't big on wearing clothes. It is funny because she insist on wearing her footed jammy's to bed but more often then not I will wake up a naked as a jay bird in the morning.

Constance - posted on 05/13/2011

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Out in public my kids always has clothes on, once they are in the house no promises. Always has on underwear though.

Jayce - posted on 05/13/2011

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When going out in public, I make sure my son is dressed. At home, well, I guess we're like Teresa, anybody may be in any stage of dressed/undressed and anything in between and that goes for hubby and I, too.

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The summers here in Phoenix are brutal too, Our backyard is fenced and private so my 3 sons and I swim naked in our pool, and we just play games or runaround naked in the backyard.

Jenni - posted on 05/13/2011

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Where I live in Canada, our summers are brutal... our humidity is so thick you can cut the air with a knife. It is muggy as all get out to the point you can't sweat. Today is 80 F but with all the thunderstorms we've had it might as well be 105 F. Most of our summers are 80-90 F but with humidity that makes Flordians gasp for breath.



We usually spend these days outside with the pool out. I don't know... I've still always just put my kids in swimsuits. Not that I'd be bothered by them hanging out in the back yard in underwear or a diaper. Just what we've always done. *shrug*

Isobel - posted on 05/13/2011

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You guys are bringing back some crazy memories...

My daughter also went a whole year refusing to wear pants, socks, or underwear.

a) at least she would wear tights under her dresses,
and b) can you imagine a whole Canadian winter with no socks???

but she was never cold...not once...her boots STANK though.

Jenni - posted on 05/13/2011

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Yup. Right now my son will not put underwear let alone pants on after he uses the potty. Most of the time I put them back on him. He claims he can't do it himself. He too gets up in our front window with no pants on. I too, have opened the door forgetting he has no underwear on. Ack!



When my SD is over he'll come running out of the bathroom with no bottoms on. She always says: "Ben!!!! I don't want to see that!!!!" So I take extra caution to put them back on when she's over.



Just wished he'd learn how to do it himself or figures out he doesn't have to take his pants and undies all the way off to do a wee.



Ok. Now this is disturbing. There use to be this crazy, crackheadish looking lady who lived up the street from us at our old house. She had 3 kids and she was out every day walking up and down the street talking on her cell. It was weird. Her youngest was a 3 year old girl who use to come talk to random neighbours and spy into our cars. If she saw me or my hubby outside she would try to follow us into the house because she knew we had a baby. I'd have to tell her constantly that she has to go tell her mommy where she is and not to go in people's houses she doesn't know. It was sad.



Her mom would let her roam up in down the street in panties. On a few occasions I noticed she had wet herself. Anyways, one of the neighbours eventually called CAS on her mom and I didn't see the kids after that.



If kids are playing in the backyard or even at the beach in undies... it doesn't bother me. I don't understand what the difference in putting a bathing suit on them is... but whatever.



Btw: I absolutely adore baby sundresses and bare baby arms, legs and feet. Sooooooo cute. :))

Kate CP - posted on 05/13/2011

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Backyard, sure. I'd let my kids run around nekkid in the backyard. But after they're out of diapers then I don't think it's really appropriate to encourage them to run around with nothing but undies on.

If the little girl had had on a tank top and panties I think I would have been more okay with that. But JUST panties is a bit too bare for me.

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My son has gone out in just his underwear. Not to play though, but if his sisters are running down to grab something out of the van and he follows them.... it happens.

IN the house... it's all fair game who will or won't have any amount of clothes on (except for me).

~♥Little Miss - posted on 05/13/2011

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LOL...Laura that is nothing! I did not really grow much hair until I was like 4-5. I cut it all off my ragedy anne doll, and would tape it to my head. I would not leave the house without it!

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