Naked baby

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hello everyone I'm the mother of an almost 23 month old who loves to be naked. she hates clothes lol. when we are home i let her run naked if she wants. even if we have close friends over. well the other day i was at the store talking with another mom whos son hate clothes. well an older lady walked by and said "thats sick letting your kids run naked" i dont understand why she would think that. my daughter wears clothes when we are out of the house. If its hot during the summer i will let her run in the back yard with only a diaper but she is not stark naked lol. So here's the question does any one else let there kids do this or does anyone else think its wrong to let your kids do this? My feeling is that clothes are just there to cover you in todays modest world. i dont feel that i should tell my daughter to put her clothes back on in my own house. to me that might start self esteem issues because she might think that there is something wrong with her.

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Andrea - posted on 07/30/2011

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I have to agree there is nothing SICK with letting your children run around naked in you own home, myoldest ( 12 ) and my self are quite shy but my youngest ( 8 ) still walks around the house naked but she knows that if her sister on myself has friends over to cover up, I want both my daughters to grow up and be confident in there own skin, to tell her she shouldnt be naked is like telling her its wrong,

Vicki - posted on 07/24/2011

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I think it's the commenting woman who is 'sick'. Fancy being disturbed by children's bodies? That assumes that there is something sexual or wrong with their bodies and there just isn't.

Angelique - posted on 07/23/2011

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I think that is normal, age appropriate behavior. I'm sure when she becomes aware of herself she'll want to cover ip. As it is let her enjoy being at an age where she isn't embarrassed to be naked! I loved watching my chubby little roly polies run naked around the house. There's nothing sick about it all!

Angelique - posted on 07/23/2011

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I think that is normal, age appropriate behavior. I'm sure when she becomes aware of herself she'll want to cover ip. As it is let her enjoy being at an age where she isn't embarrassed to be naked! I loved watching my chubby little roly polies run naked around the house. There's nothing sick about it all!

Jessica - posted on 11/06/2009

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My daughter runs naked all the time and sings a song her aunt taught her its so cute it goes naked baby its an naked baby .

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Quoting Candice:

first, there's nothing wrong with it and it's certainly not "sick". but i think the habit is part of how you were raised. some people are just more comfortable with their own nudity and the nudity of others. I'm a pretty "clothes wearing" kind of person. I don't know, i just feel more comfortable with clothes on. some people are confortable naked and strip off their clothes the second they get in the door. who cares! as long as you respect eachother (don't go naked when friends are over who may find it uncomfortable) then i see no reason to worry either way. but keep in mind it's not just about "being comfortable with your own body" but living in relationships with others means respecting their "discomfort" too. what is it they say about etiquette; the whole point of it is to make everyone around you feel comfortable.



I completely agree with you 100%  it was how i was raised and now i'm not the skinniest one in the bunch but i'm perfectly comfortable in my skin. i would love to raise my daughter that way because she's got my same build and you can easily get infleunced into thinking your fat as a young girl. I am teaching her that its only at our home that she can be naked. and those few close friends who come over when she is naked are what she considers her aunts and uncles. and they have no problem with her being naked i have asked and told them i would not get offended. so i guess i'm teaching etiquette as well lol with out realizing it. i dont mind if not everyone was raised this way and i understand some ppl being uncomfortable, however i dont think its in any way sick. this older lady said it like i was molesting her!! she was absolutely mortified that i let her run naked at home. I've never run into this response that why i posted it on here for some replies. thanks for the replies and i'd even like to hear a few more. :)

Candice - posted on 11/06/2009

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first, there's nothing wrong with it and it's certainly not "sick". but i think the habit is part of how you were raised. some people are just more comfortable with their own nudity and the nudity of others. I'm a pretty "clothes wearing" kind of person. I don't know, i just feel more comfortable with clothes on. some people are confortable naked and strip off their clothes the second they get in the door. who cares! as long as you respect eachother (don't go naked when friends are over who may find it uncomfortable) then i see no reason to worry either way. but keep in mind it's not just about "being comfortable with your own body" but living in relationships with others means respecting their "discomfort" too. what is it they say about etiquette; the whole point of it is to make everyone around you feel comfortable.

Lynlee - posted on 11/06/2009

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Our son is three and recently I have started leaving his nappies off for the whole afternoon just to help with the toilet training. He loves it and he feels so comfortable just being naked. There's nothing wrong with it.

Carolee - posted on 11/05/2009

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I say, keep doing what you're doing! Clothes are for today's modest society. We are living in an age where nudity is considered rude... unless you're a teenager. I see no problem with nudity, and I wouldn't chance possible self-esteem issues with your daughter. Too many people are made to feel ugly nowadays. She wears clothes whenever she's not at the house, which is all that is required. I let my son play (nearly) naked in front of the bathroom mirror before we take our showers so that he knows that we should never be ashamed of our bodies. He has a diaper on when he does that, though, but simply because he's not potty-trained, and I don't particularly enjoy cleaning up urine!

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