At what age should a mom stop letting her son see her naked?

Wendy - posted on 04/28/2012 ( 7 moms have responded )




My son is 5 and he still showers with me sometimes, is in the room when I change and so forth. He doesn't make any comments, we talked a long time ago about girl and boy differences and I have breastfed his baby sister, so it just isn't a big deal to us. I know some people who at this age already don't let their boys see them. What do y'all think?


Amy - posted on 04/28/2012




My son is 6 and he still sees me naked, I think it should stop when it becomes uncomfortable for either you or your son.

Lee - posted on 09/03/2012




I was just thinking about this and decided to google what other mom's think. I am a mother of a 6 year old and 4 year old, both boys. Dad is a little more private, but the boys and me could care less. I breastfed both of them for two years and it is just no big deal, it seems. I have no idea what impact it will have on them as they get older, but like you Wendy, we have discussed differences and what is acceptable and what is not acceptable. I like that my boys are not real curious because it really hasn't been hidden from them ever. I have been told I better stop letting them see me with no clothes. I just don't agree for my household. If there was any inappropriateness going on, I may have another opinion, but there isn't and frankly I think its healthy.

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It all depends on how comfortable you are with nudity and your own body. Nudist families aren't any stranger than the rest of us.

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I walk around the house naked all the time even infront of my 6 children, my oldest son is 13 years old and he's completely comfortable with it besides he's seen me breastfeed his siblings as well, my 5 year old son takes a shower with me everyday. Nudity is accepted and allowed in our house.

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Keva - posted on 05/06/2012




I agree, I don't think there's anything wrong with it. If he starts to feel uncomfortable then make that change then. Thank goodness I have all girls 6 and 15 and I walk around naked all the time. It's natural and there's nothing wrong with it!

Susan - posted on 05/05/2012




i think its fine unless either of you feel uncomfortable. I still have showers and get changed and my 6 and 8 year old daughter and son come into the bathroom and see me naked. I think its a matter of how comfortable you are

Jodi - posted on 04/28/2012




I agree with the other ladies - whenever it is making you feel uncomfortable. My daughter is 7 and she still sometimes sits and talks to her daddy in the bathroom while he is showering. I don't consider it a big deal. She'll stop when it makes her uncomfortable.

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