Melissa - posted on 03/28/2010 ( 27 moms have responded )
Here is the situation:
On Sunday's my husband gets up with the baby so I can lay in bed (normally awake, but I don't have to get up). Our dog was in the room with me and had an issue that I had to have my husband deal with, he gave me the baby (he is 9 months old) and we sat in bed. My husband and I sleep in the nude so when he got back with the dog he said to me "you know I don't appreciate that" referring to me not wearing clothes in front of my 9 month old.
I know that at 9 months old he isn't going to remember anything, nor does he understand what it means to be clothed or not. So it doesn't bother me at this point to be naked in front of my son. He isn't at that age where he can understand that I have boobs and he doesn't, he isn't trying to figure out my body. I don't know when I would be bothered by it, but because my husband is bothered by it I will usually avoid being nude around my son (especially if my husband is home). Now don't get me wrong, I don't constantly walk around naked, but if I am changing, I don't care if my son is in the room and there are the rare (very rare) instances as stated above.
Are you ever nude around your child? Do you think being nude around babies or kids is ok? At what age do you find it inappropriate? Does it matter if it is mommy w/daughter vs. mommy w/son? Or Daddy w/daughter vs. daddy s/son?