naked toddlers

Jen - posted on 05/27/2012 ( 14 moms have responded )

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Do your kids have an aversion to clothes? We are nudists in my house, but my friends little 2 year old seems to always strip his clothes as soon as he hits the house.

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Kelsey - posted on 05/27/2012

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my little girl(3) takes her clothes of as soon as she walked in through our front door. she just sees no need to wear clothes unless out in public and i am the same

Denikka - posted on 05/27/2012

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That 2yr old sounds like my hubby XD
We're not nudists here, I personally LIKE clothes. But as soon as hubby gets in the door, he's stripping down to his boxers.Kind of as natural as taking off his shoes when he gets in the house. The 2 kids are generally in some state of undress :P Either just pants, just a shirt, or just a diaper. Really the only time there is full clothes on inside the house (on anyone but me :P) is the few minutes right after we get home from somewhere or when it's really cold and clothes are just needed :P

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Joy - posted on 06/03/2012

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Catherine, there with you. My daughter was complaining this evening about being cold after she took off her underpants. I asked if she wanted to wear pajamas to bed and she responded with "blanket!"

Catherine - posted on 06/03/2012

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It's not a matter of shame - it's a matter of warmth!

My eldest daughter (out of 4) was the worst; she is now 11 and only just starting to feel that perhaps she should put something on around the house.

At age 5, I remember a delivery person/ door knocker of some sort coming to the door; eldest daughter went to answer it (totally starkers!) & then called me to come and talk to 'the man'. He looked down, then up at me and says "uhmm, she's got not clothes on" Well der!

I felt like asking him to come in and try to get her to keep them on! (and no, it wasn't a hot day)

Blankets were her preference for warmth too (medic Mommy), you could find her by the trail of clothes...

Sometimes it's just not worth explaining to people. For example, about 1 year ago I took my youngest daughter (then 4) with me to work to collect some stuff on my day off. I thought I'd done well getting her to have pants, a top and (most difficult)- shoes on!

My colleague looks at her as we walk out into the approx. 16 degree (celcius) day and says "my children always have a singlet, warm top, jumper and coat on to go outside in this weather"

I just smiled and nodded, because unless you've had to deal with a stripper-child, I don't think you get how hard it can be to get (and keep) any clothes on them.

For the most part, so long as there's no direct risk of frost-bite :) & they know they have to have some sort of covering before going out (up to school age is still fine to be naked in public eg. front yard, getting changed at swimming pools etc.),

I think it's great that they're so comfortable.

Laura - posted on 05/30/2012

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Children just NATURALLY LOVE to be naked,,,,they have not yet been programmed by the ignorant society,,that the body is nasty,,,we parents really need to protect them from this ,,mental harm,,,the attempt to rob them of their birth-right to be happy,creative,and FREE...............at any age.

So many have been saddled by ugly shame and guilt that can make them mentally sick for life,,,we teach our kids no shame,or guilt,but that the body is beautiful,

,,,,,,,A lot of this programming is from cultures and religions,,,now if we look back into history, we see that masturbation had the death sentence' even a child seeing a parent naked for an instant,also death sentence,,,

....Now in our country,since the beginning,we still are dis-eased and stressed by the old, stupid Victorian ..embedded

black mold,,,,that has always ruled all of us, indeed embedded into the american psyche, the constant destructive cultural paradigm;

,,,,,until one day we WAKE-UP and become AWARE of ,the unity and beauty of perfect Creation,,,,seeing that as it REALLY is,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,with the EYE of

Love, Harmony, Oneness

...........now.you tell me,,,....where is the mistake ,the miscalculation, the wrong? the bad,the ugly.........

it is in the EYE of the beholder,,,,as the " Moody Blues " once expressed :if your " Looking for Total View.,,,,,,,,then YOU decide WHICH is Real and which IS.............. Illusion.

Merry - posted on 05/29/2012

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No my son is 3 and he always wants to be clothed. He will whine and cry and beg for a diaper and clothes if he is nude.
I tell ya it makes trying to toilet train a lot harder!

Joy - posted on 05/28/2012

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Oh good. I've been worried about our lack of clothing in our apartment too. We have a 2, almost 3 year old. Our habit had been since marriage to sleep mostly nude, not to worry so much about clothing ourselves right before or after showering and if its really hot during the summer to take our shirts off inside our apartment.



I wasn't sure how appropriate that was for our daughter though and she does like to take off all her clothes during the day at her daycare -which the daycare doesn't mind, but are aware she's starting preschool in the fall so have been trying to encourage her to wear more clothes during the day.

Amanda - posted on 05/28/2012

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Both my 2 yr and my 4yr old are regular strippers.
It's coming into winter here, the kids are starting to get cold so they have started to run round in underpants and slippers

Janice - posted on 05/27/2012

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My daughter is 2.5 and she prefers being naked. She uses the toilet independently and often comes out of the bathroom bottomless and will fight me to get dressed again. There have been times when she has asked to go out to play and when I told her she must get dressed she changes her mind.

She also must take off her shoes (and coat if she has 1 on) the moment we walk in the door. If I don't help her because I am racing to the bathroom its a major melt down.

When its hot I am often 1/2 naked lounging around too so I get the appeal ;)

Katherine - posted on 05/27/2012

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Yep, nudists. My 3 and 6 year old hate wearing clothes. Especially my 3 year old. She doesn't mind a shirt but hates pants, shorts or socks.

Brittney - posted on 05/27/2012

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My daughter knows how to take off loose clothes, she is 18 months by the way, but I generally just leave her wearing underwear or nothing at all. She sleeps with only undies during the summer and a long sleeved night shirt with undies in winter. My husband wears clothes except to bed and I cant stand clothes, but I wear comfys when I cant be nude.

Medic - posted on 05/27/2012

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We are usually just in our undies around here. I swear my kids figured out early (by 15-16 months) how to strip so its a lost cause. We try to require underwear for the kids but sometimes we let it slide if they are wrapped up in their blankets and they are 5 years and 2 years.

Elfrieda - posted on 05/27/2012

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No, my 2 year old doesn't know how to take off his clothes yet (except for socks). But he does love running around after his bath naked or with only a diaper on. Usually I don't put clothes on him until a while (15 min-1 hour) later, just to let everything airdry. :)

Amy - posted on 05/27/2012

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I wear clothes, I usually put on comfy clothes when I get home from work but I'm still dressed. My 6 year old prefers to be naked although we enforce an underwear rule since he has a two year old sister, she also prefers to run around naked but we require a diaper because she's not potty trained.

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