Is it normal for a 4 yr old to dresss in your clothes naked?

Patricia - posted on 05/17/2011 ( 8 moms have responded )




My 4 yr old son has decided he wants to wear my night gown....only when he puts it on he takes everything else off. Now I do not dress like that with him and his brother around and have no clue where he picked it up from. He has also decided that he wants to run around naked every time I turn around. Is it normal and what can I do to strop it.


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Patricia - posted on 05/17/2011




Thanks everyone, I was thinking something was wrong. At least he doesnt run outside naked. At least is inside.

Jamie - posted on 05/17/2011




my son ran around the house naked until he was 9, his sisters would yell at him to get dressed when they were having friends over, now that he is 19 he wears his boxers wheww! Talking to his girlfriend who still lives at home with her parents, my son walked out of the guest bedroom the first time he slept there and the father was standing at the kitchen counter in his tighty whities and they had cereal together. so my son now figures when in Rome

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All three of my boys are always running around naked it is normal, they always see me naked as well its all normal, and my oldest son is 6 and he tries on my clothes too.

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All 3 of my kids are naked a lot at home... and my 3 year old son likes when his sisters put THEIR clothes on him. No biggie.

Susan - posted on 05/17/2011




I agree I feel that it is absolutely normal. How cool to not care about being naked.. Me with my extra muffin top don't quite feel the same way. Enjoy that he is so free spirited.

Sherri - posted on 05/17/2011




Why stop it, it is a normal phase of growing up. He will grow out of it when he is ready. Don't make him ashamed of the human body it is normal we weren't born with clothes on, in the comfort of our own home who cares if they run around naked as a jaybird.

Bonnie - posted on 05/17/2011




My boys love to run around naked sometimes. Of course it is only in the house and mostly before a bath. Kids are curious. My boys have never tried on any of my clothes, but it is normal. I have heard of many boys doing that.

Firebird - posted on 05/17/2011




It's normal. As long as he'll wear clothes in public and when you have company over, it's not really a big deal. It's just a phase and he'll grown out of it soon enough.

Jenn - posted on 05/17/2011




Sounds like a normal kid to me. Mine all love to run around naked any chance they get. Diaper change time or after a bath they think it's hilarious to run away naked and giggling.

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