How do I get my son to sleep in pajamas?

Kim - posted on 10/24/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My son is 5 years old and constantly sleeps naked. At times when I do get him to put his pj pants on before bed, he'll wake up during the night and strip down to nothing. I wouldn't mind him sleeping naked but he constantly climbs in bed with me and my husband, while we have shorts and t-shirts on it makes us uncomfortable when he sleeps in our bed naked. I have tried to talk to my son, but he is autistic and doesn't see the problem. Do you think I should make an issue out of this or am I over reacting?

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Laura - posted on 09/23/2017

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why do bodies freak you out ,maybe some very repressive up-bringing? moms can accept the body ,it is not evil or nasty,,,kids just naturally to be naked as much as possible...it is not a sexual thing with them..hope you can mature more and learn pure mind and accept ...am a single mom of 6 and we 24-7 never war cloths here on our private property incl. home- school and our organic gardens remember God never created the body nasty or bad,the shame and guilt is a product of non-pure mind,maybe time to take mind to the laundromat ,yes? the very best to you and yours

Sharlene - posted on 10/24/2011

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Sorry I did'nt read all of your story ,Can you show him picture cards or sight cards for him to understand.

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Laura - posted on 10/04/2017

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mom Jennifer,why not be a nude fam ,,,it is healthy ,folks have bee brain washed by religions freak concerning nude bodies..am single breastfeeding mom co-sleep... and have 6 kids we go nude 24-7 on my land here in TAHITI have home-school,organic gardening no pants necessary ever for any reason..they know that the body is beautiful,not bad and nasty it is not that kids need to ever wear pants in the privacy of their home. in bed or not,..it is the parents thinking process that is the real problem,,,yes >?

Laura - posted on 09/29/2017

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mom KIM..why in the world would it matter so much about a little child wishing to sleep naked...that is not logical,,yes ?he is a free CHILD .and innocent..... and wishes to be comfortable,and is not attempting to be a mad sex fiend...please let this innocent know that you feel that the body is acceptable and beautiful,not nasty ,or bad...otherwise the child takes on his little self ,great anxiety and guilt and body shame..i am a single mom of 6 kids,we l live secluded land in Tahiti.tree houses garden home school,and certainly no need for clothing here in paradise we are free and unashamed ~24-7~~ and my kids tell me that they so love the healthy life-style.~and feel very free....,what say you ,mom? can PM me if you wish.. now the best to you and yours!!!

Laura - posted on 09/23/2017

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i am mom of six oldest is my 11 yr old twin boys,am single,cannot understand why some moms freak out to be around or close to their own child in the buff...must be their up-bring ..i could personally never reject any of my children because of their natural body ,in fact i nurse my kids naked ( better to feel skin to skin ,the peace and harmony as we are without clothing 24-7 on our private land as we home school ,and organic garden..i pray mom that somehow you receive the love and understanding to accept your child's body and his wishes...5 yr olds are not sexual...i have a 5 yr ols also and still he loves to nurse sometimes for the closeness and affection

Sharlene - posted on 10/24/2011

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Hi , he sound's like a free spirit young men, trick is mum I never had this problem but my friend did BRIBE HIM not with lollies with toys, his favorite toys,Best of luck xx

~Jennifer - posted on 10/24/2011

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it's a sensory issue......my son does the same thing. He's actually bare-assed sitting at his computer right now (he's 6)

I just don't let it bother me. I keep a pair of sweat pants or underwear of his by my bed. If he wants to get into bed with me, he has to put them on. If he doesn't or won't, He gets escorted back to his bed.

Rules and routine take a while with Autism. Be consistent, and be patient.

Sherri - posted on 10/24/2011

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Kim I would try to explain that he either needs to keep underwear on or he can't sleep in your bed.

Kim - posted on 10/24/2011

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What makes me and my husband uncomfortable about it is when he's naked and in bed he'll start rubbing up against us and it freaks us out. Especially because he'll play with his peepee in his sleep and give himself an erection. I've tried everything to keep clothes on him or even just undies, but he'll make it half way through the night and then strip naked.

Sherri - posted on 10/24/2011

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I wouldn't worry about it. See if you can get him to keep underwear on.

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I wouldn't worry about it. He might just be hot or since he's autistic it might be something sensory.

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