Do you let your kids sleep naked?

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My husband and I sleep naked everynight, and we have 3 boys.A few months ago our two oldest boys Asher 6 years old and Brendan 3 years old asked of they can sleep naked too like mommy and daddy so we said yes whatever makes them feel comfortable at night. But my friends who are moms say they would never let their kids sleep in the nude.

Do you let your kids sleep naked if they wanted to?

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Holly - posted on 05/27/2011

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Well ya ! why not?! Kids should be taught to love and respect their bodies and not be ashamed of them!

Lynne - posted on 05/28/2011

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I personally dont see a problem with letting them sleep naked as long as they lnow when and where they are allowed to. As well as keeping something quick they can throuw on in case of emergencies beside the bed. We are a pj kinda fam but lately my 2 kids end up stripped. My daughters doctor told me to have her sleep with out undies at night because of problems she gets.

Joy - posted on 05/27/2011

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Hi Marissa, I just joined and was browsing and saw your post. My husband and I do not sleep naked but Jason, our 10 year old son, does. He DOES NOT like being confined by clothing when he sleeps. It's almost as if he feels trapped by clothing that's too tight ( currently only wearing wind pants or pants that have elastic at the waist and are a tad too big for him. Jason has to wear clothing if there is a sleep over but other then that I don't care what he wears or doesn't wear to bed, as long as he sleeps all night. He didn't sleep thru the night until he was three because of stomach issues. My best friend thinks I'm crazy to let him sleep naked but it's one of the few areas he has any control. You have to do what gets you thru the day ( or night)!! Joy

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Laura - posted on 05/29/2012

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JOY,,,GOOD FOR YOU! it is no one else's business! your son is very intelligent and wise not allow sicko society to lay body shame on him,,,,,as i always say in my lecture tours,,our greatest teachers are our children..,,,,,,,.

.i and my 7 co-sleep nude and i nurse one full time, and 4 very part time..........

Laura - posted on 05/29/2012

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my dear sister Elizabeth,,,,,ask him if he was raised to see the human body as nasty,,,don't knuckle under to ignorance,shame,and guilt! and protect your child from that...be free

Laura - posted on 05/29/2012

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of course!,,,, i have 7 kids, am a naturopath and child and family counsellor...we all co-sleep nude,,,

now,if you wish...then allow them be be nude in the privacy of your own home(,as a matter of course),,,as they might wish,,and tell them that the body is beautiful, not "bad or "nasty...this freedom will take any anxiety away ( we have all been brainwashed by our still victorian society )..children love to go naked, it is natural,, our kids love to

run naked through our own woods and meadows

the programmings always affect most,and then the hiding,shame and guilt. burdens us,,,

the best to you...

( welcome to join "Nature Moms" circle; we discuss all,even the cultures " embarrassing' .things that all families are forced to deal with,caused by a crazy, insane society....

Sarah - posted on 05/27/2011

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my girls are oldest two girls are 5 and 2 yrs old and they almost always sleep in their underwear.... thats how they r comfy!

Elizabeth - posted on 05/27/2011

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i would as long as they happy that way and comptable but my hubby wouldnt let them so just to keep piece i agree with my hubby so i dnt have to argue

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Thank you Melissa, in case of a fire I have a T shirt handy, and my boys have robes on their doors.

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Our house is hot in the bedroom area's. Daddy sleeps in undies, and mommy usually sleeps with undies and a top. Our son who is twenty-months sleeps in a diapy. It keeps him cool and he sleeps better when he isn't over hot.

If you sleep nude, and your children are old enough to get up to go to the bathroom and such without accidents, let 'em. Of course, it goes without saying that they have to wear jam's when they've guests. But also ... like the fire drill thing, what happens if the house burns down?!? LOL.

An ample supply of bathrobes might be order then too! :)

Cheers and good luck!

Christine - posted on 05/26/2011

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I don't think there is anything wrong with letting your children sleep in the nude. You are more comfortable that way and maybe they are/will be too. It's just a difference in what people are comfortable with. As long as they know that when they have company, sleep-overs, or another person sleeping with them for any reason they should where pj's.

Hollie - posted on 05/26/2011

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yes i remembering having those after my DD who is 13 months. porn star titties is what my dh said.

Hollie - posted on 05/26/2011

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may i say that your "boobs are huge!" i didn't look at your full profile until now! omg are they real?

Hollie - posted on 05/26/2011

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i prefer clothes on, just because i have 3 small girl s in the house. we arent a naked family. I just want them to understand to keep your 3 most important areas covered. bottom front, and chest! But different strokes to different folks. good luck

Amy - posted on 05/26/2011

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Our children do what is most comfortable. We sleep in our undies. I also warn the children that if there ever was a fire, they might be a bit cold if they choose to wear nothing.

Louise - posted on 05/26/2011

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i let my kids sleep in there knickers/pants if they want to in the hot weather.If a friend was to come round though i would make them wear pjs.Its what ever you think though there your children .

Candi - posted on 05/25/2011

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I agree with that. As long as they have their own bed and don't share it with anything or anyone else. My kids keep themselves clothed and they have never seen my husband or me naked, but at night when they are alseep, I don't really care. As long as they aren't walking around naked.

Christina - posted on 05/25/2011

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I would say I dont care but b/c my children sleep with me I will say if they sleep alone then its probally okay but if they sleep with you or together themselves thats a big n-o b/c its not a good idea for them to be rolling around at night touching private parts on each other. All of us naked in the bed together would just be one perverted mess...lol

Lu - posted on 05/25/2011

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Absolutely not! We have taught the kids to keep their clothes on at all times, unless they are using the bathroom. Even my 2 year old wants his pants back on immediately after a diaper change and whines if I have to run to the laundry to get clean pants. I don't believe children should see their parents naked, or their sibling of the other sex. This is the age to teach the kids to respect their bodies and some common decency.

Kristal - posted on 05/25/2011

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lol well I don't really have a choice.. my older daughter (almost 3) sleeps naked whether I like it or not. She'll go to bed with pajamas and a diaper, and end up naked by the time we go to bed a couple hours later.

Bridgette - posted on 05/25/2011

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Whatever works for you is what you should do. Just make sure to let them know that when someone else is staying over, or they go somewhere else, that they will need to wear something to sleep in. It wont be a big deal to them if you are clear to them that others dont do it, and anyone who has the time to complain about something as innocent as this needs a life of their own!

Sabrina - posted on 05/24/2011

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I have a friend and whenever I go to her house one of her 3 kids usually is naked or took off some of their clothes. They are always stripping and I think it's because she lets them go to bed naked. One of her daughters took her shirt off the other day while jumping on the trampoline outside with neighborhood kids over. So from seeing that first hand I don't think I will be letting my kids go to bed naked. My son sometimes goes to bed in just his diaper but he loves wearing clothes. So I think if he starts having problems with clothes then I will be enforcing the PJs at night. Or at least shorts.

Valeria - posted on 05/24/2011

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If thats what they wanna do then let them.. I dont see a problem with it at all!

Toni - posted on 05/24/2011

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My son is 6 and loves to be naked too. At bedtime I wouldn't care either. It's your choice!

Ruth - posted on 05/24/2011

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I usally dont but thats only becuse my kids dont like too, Sometimes in ths summer I let them sleep with no shirt on when its just way way too hot!!

Cleo - posted on 05/24/2011

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No. When it's hot they can survive by wearing just their undies/diapers but there's no way I let my kids sleep naked. That's just me.

Carly - posted on 05/24/2011

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My son is only two, so I don't have experience with this yet, but I'd probably say that I would RATHER my kids had at least undies on, but I wouldn't force them to if they were potty trained. I would, however, get them robes and tell them to at least put them on when they leave their rooms. You never know if there might be guests.

Also, I think that, whatever you decide, you and your hubby should -agree- on it!

Tina - posted on 05/24/2011

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My son loves being in the nude especially at night going to bed and i think he gets that from my husband.. I on the other hand sleep with shorts and a t-shirt.. i am more comfortable with that also there was a incident a while back where i was sleeping in just undies and there was a fire and had to get out Fast and it was in the winter well lets say i was pretty uncomfortable when fire company came.. I dont like to have my son sleep naked but, he just takes his clothes off anyways when he gets in bed..

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We are a naked family, my boys still barge into our room when we are still naked in bed each morning.

Candi - posted on 05/23/2011

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my kids are older, but if they wanted to sleep naked, I have no issue with it. I wouldn't even know if they did. My son is 12 and he gets himself up most mornings before I get up, so I would have no clue. I know he does sleep in PJs bc his room is cold and he is the most modest kid I know. My oldest daughter is 11. She usually sleeps in a long t shirt and underwear, but sometimes the shirt disappears during the night! My youngest is 5. She starts off in Pjs or gown, but doesn't always wake up that way. As far as what I wear to bed, my kids have no idea. I don't talk about it and I don't walk around naked. If my BR door is shut, my kids don't come in. If they need something, they will knock first. I don't see why anyone would have a problem with sleeping naked. Its comfortable

Katie - posted on 05/23/2011

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I don't see a problem with it at all. My husband and I sleep in underwear and I sleep in a tshirt as well most of the time, but that is just how we are comfortable. Noah is still in a diaper (trying to get him to potty train) and he has often slept in just that. If when he is potty trained and he wants to sleep completely naked, then well, that's how he wants to sleep. I'm not sure why your friends have a problem with it.

Dionne - posted on 05/23/2011

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I feel the child should be given the choice. But as already mentioned, sometimes talk gets parents into trouble. When I was growing up that happened, parents did not wear anything to bed and somehow someone found out and went to social services. I never saw my parents nude, they covered themselves when going to the bathroom, but I was asked by the social worker.
Food for thought is all..........

Wendy - posted on 05/23/2011

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My husband and i dont mind our kids sleeping naked because we often do!!! I have my kids go potty before going to sleep so no wet beds!!!! I think it could be a childs choice unless bedwetting is an issue :)

Jane - posted on 05/23/2011

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I would except my daughter is the kind of person who insists on putting on clean underwear under her pajamas, and my son has a bedwetting problem. Even so he often starts the night in a pull up or underwear and ends it naked.



My husband and I stopped sleeping naked simply because our son kept telling everyone at school that we slept in the nude. I got tired of teachers commenting, so now I wear a nightgown and my husband took to sleeping in underwear.



The only reason I know of to not sleep nude (other than talkative small boys) is if there were an emergency at night. It can be rather embarrassing waiting around for the firemen in your all-together. For that reason I sleep in a nightgown in hotels when the kids aren't even there. It's sort of like your mother's advice to put on clean underwear just in case you are in an accident and have to go to the emergency room.



But, yes, if my kids wanted to sleep naked, they could.

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Of course if when they sleepover at a friends house or if a friend comes over they wear shorts.

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@ Jamie I am talking about completely naked. I believe in letting your kids being comfortable at home.

Michelle - posted on 05/23/2011

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Its really only yours and their choice. If they are comfortable sleeping in the nude then they are very comfortable with who they are. I do believe thou that if you have company sleeping over or they go to a friends then they should put PJ's on

Jamie - posted on 05/23/2011

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fully naked or in just underwear? I would let DD sleep in her underwear but not completely naked.

Jamie - posted on 05/23/2011

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fully naked or in just underwear? I would let DD sleep in her underwear but not completely naked.

Zoe - posted on 05/23/2011

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DD is still waring pull ups at night but other than that its up to her, she didn't like long pj's so i cut them all down for her, whats it got to do with others and did they say why they were so against it.

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