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Joined: 8/28/2006
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In another thread, several people have said that it is common to allow a baby or child to be nude. Now, I've been around my share of little ones, and I understand that there are short periods of time we allow the children to be unclothed, but do people really allow their infant or small child long periods of nudity? It seems unsanitary to me. What the heck do you do about urine and feces? Plus, I can only imagine the things they would pick up scooting around on an undiapered bottom.
Joined: 7/5/2006
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Posted: 7/27/2007 11:18:57 AM
Sometimes, it is hard to keep the clothes on a small child. I have dressed a child and found them a few minutes later, stark naked, running through the house. By the time most children can remove their own clothes, they are at least partially potty trained.

My solution was to allow them "naked time" each day. This time period sated their overwhelming desire for nudism, and prevented them from stripping for the Jehovah's Witnesses or whoever stopped by.

Now when they are gone from the house, I get naked time!
Joined: 1/31/2007
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Posted: 7/27/2007 12:47:31 PM
Letting them be naked in the house is fine, as generally the house is clean and pretty sanatized. "Naky Time" is a good way of letting them do this. That way they still learn that they have to wear clothes, and won't just undress themselves in a supermarket lol. If they do this, that's when you have to scold them for it and tell them that they can only do that in the house. After the age of 4, the child should no longer be "getting naked".
Joined: 5/30/2007
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Posted: 7/27/2007 12:59:52 PM
my girl is so happy in the nud - around the house. Shs's got this negative 'thing' about clothes at the mo...letting her bimble in the nud for a couple of hours does her the world of good. I was in Devon last year - saw a toddler in the nud on the beach. I don't agree to that. Too much technology around..too many sick beach voyeurs. But there are environments where it's safe. Gotta remember that kids aren't as 'conditioned' to cover-up as we are. Let them run free, I long as all necessary pre-cautions have been taken
Joined: 5/15/2007
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Posted: 7/27/2007 2:18:52 PM
Just about everytime my 5 yr. old daughter gets out of the bath, she likes to dart to the living room and run naked. As if trying to play a game about me catching her to put on her clothes/nightgown. Since its just me and her in the house, I let her for a min. or 2, but shes old enough to know that shes not to run around naked, especially if others are around.
Joined: 5/18/2007
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Posted: 7/27/2007 2:45:14 PM
I have 2 sons left at home with me 10 and 3. But, I also have a 23 yr old step son, and another son 14. Let me tell you... all of them wanted to be little streakers! It is just one of those things that kids do. It is perfectly normal and fine. Some people, like my brother for instance doesn't like the idea that little kids do that and thought perhaps there was something wrong if they want to do that. (Mind you.. he 's one of those people that not only doesn't have children... but doesn't want them or ever should have them). This is either something you can fight all the way and pull your hair out over.. or realize that slowly but surely, they get out of it with no problems. I would agree with the earlier comment about where and when however, unfortunately today, there are many.. ummm... undesirables around!
Joined: 6/6/2006
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Posted: 7/27/2007 3:52:05 PM kids dart out the bathroom like lightning to get thier clothes on. My daughter is 9 and she is quite shy and tries to hide and she will peek her head out of the bathroom and then streak .

I too HATE seeing nude kids at the beach or swimming pools. There are faaaaarrrr too many sick wacks out there to risk exsposing your child to. It may seem innocent at a toddler age but its still not safe at all. Even when we are out my daughter gets compliments "what a beautiful have to watch this one!!! ahahaah!!!" i cringe up and the hairs on the back on my neck curl...grrrrr I hate that..I feel as if they are looking my daughter up and down and i get the HEEBIEJEEBIES...
Joined: 5/28/2007
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Posted: 7/27/2007 4:19:30 PM
Nakie Time = Bleck

Yeah, my kids did it when they were toddlers, but it skeeved me when I came home to dusty butts that wanted to sit in my lap.

"Um.........go get some clothes on first."
Joined: 8/30/2006
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Posted: 7/27/2007 7:10:25 PM
I put my daughter in her little baby pool naked, then after lay her out on a towel to air out.. I think it is good for babies.. My daughter has never peed or pooed. I only keep her diaperless for around 45 mins
Joined: 1/6/2007
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Posted: 7/27/2007 7:20:27 PM
I potty trained my son after months of frustration by just letting him run around naked for a week. It was summer and we were living in the country, just the two of us and my elderly landlady who was on vacation.

He was fascinated by the idea of being able to pee on a tree or make interesting designs in the sand. So after a week of his being naked, he was finally potty trained.
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Joined: 10/28/2005
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Posted: 7/28/2007 3:50:53 AM
I have always allowed my kiddos nekkid breathing time from the time they were babies...used to sit em on the floor on top of a blanket which was on top of a garbage bag ((much easier to wash a blanket than the whole carpet)), and they would have their nekkid time...and with my youngest...he was 99% potty trained and if it was hot out...he could run around ((and he did)) nekkid in the house only...

only time they are nekkid now and they are 7, 9 and 11, is when they come down in a towel cuz all their underwear is in the basement waiting to be brought up....

Mind you...2 outta the 3 will sit on the main floor in their underwear...sigh...but not like they go outside or anythign liek that.
Joined: 8/27/2006
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Posted: 7/28/2007 8:50:21 AM
My kids have all gone through stages where they wanted to be nekkid. During potty training it certainly made things easier for them. NOw that they are getting older my #1 rule is they must at least have undies on in the house (they like to laze around int he morning in their undies), but of course they can not go out like that, answer the door in undies and never never in front of others. I would never allow them to be nekkid out in public, at beaches etc. Even in the locker room at swimming, if all the change rooms are full I create a privacy curtain for them with a large towel, you just never know who is around kwim.
Joined: 6/24/2007
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Posted: 7/30/2007 4:34:44 PM
Have you ever travelled to Europe? Kids until 5-6 years can be naked in public very comfortably. E.g. beach, gym and etc. Not to mention around a house. And guess what? I think Europeans are more comfortable with their sexuality and sexual self-esteem as grown adults... Xo-xo-xo. What is the deal here about 2-3 y.o girls wearing a one piece bathing suit? In Europe we run around a beach with a naked butt until elementary school. We only put a one piece bathing suit when you hit puberty (It is actually optional). Many time here in the US I am changing my bathing suit ( I do cover my lover part and keep my chest opened). I hear some sort of fat lady screaming that I am a sexual pervert. I am trying to be reasonably respectful but do not consider myself a pervert.

Just get over it. Folks in Europe much more comfortable with their sexuality and not making a big deal of this issue. I still not locking a door in a bathroom in the office when I am peeing. I shut it but not locking it. It is a female bathroom. So, I guess my secretary may by accident open it and I am peeing... I do not think any significant emotional damage would be done.
Joined: 6/20/2007
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Posted: 7/30/2007 4:51:25 PM
I live out in the country on a very large plot of land. When my boy wants to paddle nude in the fountain, I let him. It would be hypocritical of me otherwise - after dark I shed my clothes for a dip in the hot tub or the river.

Besides, when we go overseas to work he'll go to the beaches in Europe with my partner, and all kids are naked there, or when I work in African communities, nearly everyone is naked, and I'll wear minimal clothing just to survive the heat. Different cultures, different attitudes. I must admit I feel rather stifled in that manner when I am here and morals run to deceit being acceptable, but nudity being evil....
Joined: 6/30/2007
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Posted: 8/19/2007 6:15:24 AM
When my children were small I let them run around naked in the house for an hour or so every day, usually after a bath. It helped to keep them in their clothes when I dressed them, but more importantly, it gave their lil bottoms time to air out. It helps to eliminate the opportunity for diaper rash, and helps to get rid of it if it starts. Especially important for my daughter (and later my granddaughter), because baby girls tend to get yeast infections easily and doctors will tell you than giving their bottoms some air time helps to dramatically decrease both. As long as it is in the privacy of my home and I am watching what they are doing while they are naked, I don't see a problem with fact, it can be quite healthy.
Joined: 7/16/2007
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Posted: 8/19/2007 6:47:33 AM
I have a four and a half yr old son who has always preferred nudity to clothing. He has some sensory issues and clothes bother him. I am lucky that he is very intelligent (extremely so) and he understands (now) that there are certain times/places where we MUST wear clothing.

When we come home, his sheds all of his clothing immediately. However, when we are out - at friends' homes or in public, he understands that he must keep his clothing on. When people are coming over to our home, he understands he must wear at least underwear.

It's all in comfort levels. I don't see nudity as something to hide, but I do understand that (in general) society is not comfortable with nudity.

So, while it would also be hypocritical of me to tell my son he cannot be nude in his own home, I do see the necessity of teaching him how to conform to society's expectations somewhat...
Joined: 6/2/2006
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Posted: 8/19/2007 7:07:11 AM
In my house, nudity is a regular thing. As far as the baby being nude, she wears a diaper and that's it. The older two are potty trained and will run around nude, or in their undies, or in a big t-shirt of mine. Whatever they wanna run around in. As for me, I wear nothing.. and I like it like that lol.
Joined: 6/2/2006
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Posted: 8/19/2007 7:08:31 AM

After the age of 4, the child should no longer be "getting naked".

Why not? What exactly is wrong with nudity? It seems everyone SEXUALIZES nudity ... nude does not = sexual. The nude body is in natural form. If we were meant to be clothed, we'd be born in clothes. But we aren't. We are born NAKED and there is nothing wrong with anyone of any age being naked at home..
Joined: 7/26/2007
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Posted: 8/19/2007 8:03:17 AM
Why 4? I didn't realise that this was the age of sexual aw2areness - I thought that came much much later.

Perfectly normal and healthy to be naked. What is NOT healthy is for people to insist on being naked when they know other people are uncomfortable with it.

I personally insist on pants on my boy at all times - be cause he's not a great bottom wiper.

It's weird to insist little girls cover up their nipples. A little girl's nipples are no more funcional than a little boy's - and further more, considering the function of ANY working nipple is to go in a baby's mouth to provide food, it's hella weird to insist on ANYONE's nipples being covered!
Joined: 6/19/2007
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Posted: 8/21/2007 3:30:11 AM
no i always have a nappie on my son but if it is hot he only has that one but if we go out the house he has clothes on
Joined: 8/14/2007
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Posted: 8/25/2007 2:04:16 PM
my daughter rarely wears anything more than underwear at home, even outside. we live out in the country where it's not a big deal. if it weren't for this pornographic society i'd be naked a lot more too. most of the world's population wears minimal body covering. it's only in a few puritanical societies that the naked body is treated as a sex object. what i'm more concerned with is the sexually suggestive clothing that people allow their children to wear. i'm going to start my own clothing line selling exactly the same stuff that's sold now. but i'll name mine "slutwear" and just watch the parents and children line up for it. i'll never allow my daughter to wear string bikinis or pants with words on the bottom so people can ogle her buttocks.

as for covering girls' nipples. i can imagine that's more for comfort than anything. after all, aren't newly developing nipples pretty sensitive?
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Posted: 8/25/2007 5:50:50 PM
My kids loved naked time after their baths. My sisters kid live in Hawaii and rarely get dressed other than diapers. It is up to the parents and what they feel is appropriate. You pass on your phobias to your children.
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