Naked Questions?

Abby - posted on 01/12/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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At what age should you stop letting your kid see you naked? Or is it ok cause its better that they learn form you instead of somebody else?

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Andrea - posted on 01/15/2009

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I grew up seeing my parents naked from time to time.  They need to learn what is socially acceptable as far as nakedness goes, don't  pull your dress up in public etc... Shame of the human body is not healthy, but a certain amount of modesty taught in a good way is.  That's  my opinion.

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Jane - posted on 08/10/2014

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i walk around naked sometimes or in light cloth at home so let it be normal.....but i have somthing i dont understand that i have a 13 years old kid....he see me naked....but i caught him sneak into my room while am changing

Chrisandra - posted on 01/14/2009

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Nakedness is a part of life. We come into the world that way so what is wrong with it? In other countries there is not that much of an issue about it. My kids see me in all states of undress and I plan to keep it that way. In my home I wear a swatch of cloth or wrap often w nothing underneath. They think nothing of it because I don't make a big deal of it. it was like that as I was growing up and I'd like to continue the comfort with self with my kids.

Gabrielle - posted on 01/14/2009

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I totally agree with Rachael. My 29-month-ol daughter asks about my breasts and is curious about her daddy's body. Hubby sometimes takes her in the shower with him, but covers up as soon as he gets out. We keep our answers simple (that's what boys have to go pee with; it's private, which means it's not for you to touch; and mommy's breasts are big because I'm a big girl, you have little ones because you're a little girl) and she seems satisfied with those. Other than connected to showering, we don't usually let her see us nude, just because there's no need to, but we never act shy about our bodies. We talk to her about her body, that some places are private, inside her underwear. I'm sure there will be a time when my hubby will no longer feel comfy being nude with her, but I don't know if I will get to that point. My mom and I are very close, and are ok with stripping in front of each other even now if we're in a changing room or when she was helping me when I was pregnant/post-delivery, but I'm sure that's a "girl thing". I don't know if baby books have suggestions about when to stop letting your different-gendered kid see you nude, but I would guess by at least kindergarden?

Rachael - posted on 01/14/2009

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I think that at his age that is great. If they are asking questions...personally I feel they are ready to hear an answer (age appropriate of course). At 3 they become SOOOO curious about the differences between boys and girls they start to realize that there is a difference. I would just keep doing what you are doing. You don't want him to view a naked body as a bad thing and I think answering any questions he does ask is great. I would also add when he is asking you questions that some parts on boys and girls are private areas.... that way he knows that no one is supposed to touch his or vice versa. I was a preschool teacher and there were plenty of times where "doctor" was attempted to be played. It's natural but still boundries also need to be taught.

Abby - posted on 01/13/2009

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Well he's almost 3yrs and he's already asking me whats that. He was wondering about my boobs and just kept looking at them. and was wondering why I have bigger nipples than him and why mine looked different than his. i expland to him that mommy a girl and this is what girl boobs look like and that he is a boy and he seemed to understand.

Rachael - posted on 01/12/2009

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Whatever you are comfortable with. I don't think you should go out of your way to cover up but that depends on the age. I also think it is good to teach your kids about privacy and that includes body parts. I think when you get uncomfortable with it or they do then it is probably time to stop....

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