Toddler enters naked phase while siblings find their modesty

With a six-year age difference between our oldest to our youngest we currently are experiencing an interesting dichotomy in developmental phases. I know that our sweet baby Lilina is truly a toddler now because she has entered the “naked phase.” Meanwhile, my almost 8- and almost 6-year-olds have finally discovered modesty.

I think many, if not most parents, would recognize the naked phase. For some odd reason at 2 they just don’t want to be dressed anymore. I think it’s because taking off their clothes is something they can finally control.

Lilina particularly likes to take her pajamas off and on. We put on her pajamas at night and while we’re finishing up with the other two, she strips herself back down to her diapers. She wants to run around in her towel that looks like Elmo. She wrestles and squirms and yells “No!” when we try to redress her.

We started a music class and last week she decided she didn’t need to wear pants during the class. I looked over and she was pulling off her pink sweatpants. I tried repeatedly to put them back on her but she wouldn’t have it. She would scream at each attempt. It was all ladies and little babies in the class and her diaper was covered by one long-sleeve onesie so I just gave in. (I know, I know. Bad mommy!)

Later that week I was trying to figure out what size dress to buy her at a store. I pulled off her top to see if the 24-month size was big enough and when I tried to redress her, she ran away and flopped around on the floor. Meanwhile, the sales ladies were loving her toddler tummy.

Friday when I took her out of her crib after nap, I realized she had taken off her pants, taken off her slightly wet diaper and put her pants back on inside out sans her diaper. (This may be a toilet training readiness sign as well.)

I think Lilina is just gearing up in this phase. When Rose and Walsh were this age, the nakedness was all day long. (Let me qualify naked by saying I insisted that everyone wore underwear or a diaper.) We would start the day out dressed but after preschool it was just a free for all. I didn’t care enough to fight with them about it. I’ll battle to the death to make sure they eat their vegetables or drink their milk, but I really don’t care if they’re not dressed as long as no one else sees them.

At the same time that our youngest has embraced her nakedness, our two oldest are really focused on keeping their bodies covered in front of us and especially in front of each other.

I think this focus on privacy and modesty has developed in part from lessons at school. They talk a lot at school, even in kindergarten, about keeping private parts private!

These talks have lead to Walsh becoming the nudity police for the family.

Every now and then Rose is thinking about something else and comes prancing naked through the hallway on her way to the bathtub. This now elicits a scream from Walsh “Rose is showing her private parts!”

He’s even gotten onto me before. I stepped out of the shower and went to help him do something in his room. Since they had been so focused on privacy I had wrapped a towel around myself. When I got in his room, he said “Mom you are showing your private parts.” I said, “Where?” And he pointed to my breastbone and top of my chest which is WAY above my breasts. (Believe me, way above!) I said, “That’s not private parts. That’s OK to show. People see that in a bathing suit.” He said “Oh.” He’s obviously still figuring out what’s really a private part.

While I completely agree that modesty is important and at this age probably appropriate for our family, I am a little sad that a little of our openness and innocence has ended. I am glad I still have one little person running around in her diapers and we don’t have to worry about what she sees or shows – at least not yet.

Do you remember the naked phase? Were your OK with it or did you keep trying to get them redressed? When did your kids discover modesty? How old were your kids when everyone started to cover up?

You can reach Theresa at ajcmomania@gmail.com. Ideas, comments and dilemmas for the community are all welcome.

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deidre_NC

March 22nd, 2009
8:18 am

lol…this brings back so m any memories that were so funny. my youngest son was 10 when my now 16 year old was born. son was definately at the modesty age at 12 when little sis was 2 and loved to be naked. as soon as we hit the door of home off would come her clothes. i mean she didnt even get inside..started shucking as soon as the car stopped. we live in the country so no neighbors at all. of course daughter hadnt seen her big brother all day so she would want to crawl all over him-omg he would absolutely be mortified. MOM!!!!!! ’sisters’ nekkid climbing on me!!! it really was hilarious. it is hard to make a 2 yo understand why you can do that. he would just say you cant get on me til you at least have on pants-so she would put on pants–not really getting it but she would half way dress just so she could climb on brother…kids are great…

FCM

March 22nd, 2009
11:24 am

When mine were two I bought zip up onesie pjs without feet…I put them on backward and zipped up the back. That cured the naked in bed thing.

Kathy

March 22nd, 2009
2:47 pm

Little E (3 1/2) never took her clothes off in the bed or anywhere else for that matter. She was just never interested in taking her clothes off. She does, however, like to watch herself dance naked in front of the mirror. She also went through a phase where she like to run around the house naked right before getting in the bathtub. FCM….I did have friend who did the backwards pajamas thing with much success. She also had to put the diapers on backward!

LM

March 23rd, 2009
9:29 am

Good morning all.

DD didn’t really do the nekkid phase, at least not while she was a toddler, some running around just before tub time, but I really don’t remember her taking off her clothes.

She is now 16, and within the last few years we have had issues with her being modest. We have never lived alone, we have always had some roommate or grandparent and now boyfriend living with us. I have always joked about just wanting to live alone so we could run around nekkied. Since we have moved in with my boyfriend, she seems less inclined to be modest. I have spoken with her about wearing more than a towel when she steps from the bed room to bath room. Our house is very small, her bathroom door is in plain sight of the couch and chair in the living room, and we can not move the furniture to change the sitting area. She will walk into the laundry area and drop towel to put on clean clothes. She has forgotten to close the bathroom door. We have spoken with her, and I have brought it up with her counslor, but she does not “get it”. I am glad she is not ashamed of her body, and she is not flaunting it for attention, she just is so myopic she does not see past her nose.

Nurse&mother

March 23rd, 2009
10:10 am

I am not so modest, nor is my 3yo. I don’t have a problem with him running around the house naked, but my in-laws do. Deidra, I laughed so hard at your story of the children. My 11yo daughter acts exactly the same way! She has gotten used to it now, though. I suppose I will need to start covering up a little better as the boy gets a little older.

LM, I would definitely have your daughter remember to cover up. I am CERTAINLY not accusing your boyfriend of doing anything wrong (especially since I don’t even know him), but statistics show that when children (more so girls) are sexually molested, it is often by someone close to the family (relative, boyfriend, etc). I may be a little jaded, but I wouldn’t trust ANYONE. JMHO. Don’t give anyone an opportunity!

Jesse's Girl

March 23rd, 2009
10:27 am

I have yet to leave my naked phase behind:)

new mom

March 23rd, 2009
10:35 am

Ahhh, to be naked. That is the ultimate wish of our 18 month old, who hasn’t yet figured out how to get her clothes off. That will be a fun day!

She LOVES to run around naked right before her bath, squealing like a crazy person. And we are in the very, very early phases of potty training (she is quite interested, and I like the idea of her being out of diapers before #2 comes along in September) All we do is sit on the big girl potty, sing a little song, then wipe, flush, and wash hands. She loves it! Hopefully someday she’ll actually do something while sitting…Anyway, it is very hard to get that diaper back on her after that, she will run away from me like she just robbed a bank! I can only imagine what our lives will be like within the next few months…

We also have a related issue with nakedness v. modesty around here–she loves to pat/pinch/tickle my boobs. She will reach down into my shirt and giggle…it will be interesting to see how she handles seeing me breastfeed the new baby.

Theresa

March 23rd, 2009
10:37 am

Seriously JG — what is your family rule about coverage?? Up until a few weeks ago, I would walk out of the shower and down the hall to help one of my kids and not really think about it. Are you still walking around naked?? In front of the girls?? What about the boy??

We had a friend who was a dad to a teen daughter that told me once he was OK when she walked around topless but he had to insist she put on underwear — WTH — I just don’t think dads should be seeing teen daughter anythings!!!

Theresa

March 23rd, 2009
10:40 am

New Mom — The reaching in the shirt was a big issue with my son — We nursed 18 months so he just felt like they were his — He would still reach in at 3 and sort of pat the top of my breasts – I didn’t want to hurt his feeling but he just couldn’t do it anymore — I nursed Rose until I was pregnant with Walsh and I didn’t want to tandem nurse. she was only off the breast 7 months before he started nursing but we never had an issue with her still wanting to nurse. We just kept emphasizing you’re the big girl – he’s the baby.

LM

March 23rd, 2009
10:42 am

Nurse&mother

I am not offended, and have had these conversations before. I was touched by my step-father when I was a child, on several occasions. I waited a long time before I even introduced by BF to my child. I am very confident in my BF, I trust him because he has earned my trust, he has proven to me in many ways he wants to be a father to my daughter. After everything we have endured and will endure in the next couple of years, the one thing I am certain of is we are safe with him.

Theresa

March 23rd, 2009
11:03 am

Baby just ran into the living room stripped down. She had on two layers because we had gone walking this morning and now just a diaper. The house is kind of cold but she doesn’t seem to mind.

Nurse&mother

March 23rd, 2009
11:05 am

Theresa- you reminded me of several instances (recently) where my son would come up to me or reach into my shirt. He would stare longingly at my breasts and say “milky”. He once even tried to nurse (this has been in the last few months-maybe 5 months ago). I officially weaned him when he was one week shy of 18 months. Can he still remember that time??

Michelle

March 23rd, 2009
11:16 am

New mom…I don’t know that I would try to get the potty training thing accomplished right now. Chances are, she will regress when the baby comes along so don’t be surprised!

Theresa, I always wondered about what age you should cover up too?! I figured once he is old enough to start noticing the major differences, no more showering together (even if it is a huge time saver)!! I may still hop out of the shower and let him in, but I try not to go/be around him too much naked. I try to keep the private parts covered. I think once he can tell the difference, then he should know they are private. With the girls, I would say no big deal…they are all the same! Same with daddy…they have the same parts…no biggie (in my opinion). Besides, they might as well get used to same sex stuff. In gym, you don’t get any privacy!

Kathy

March 23rd, 2009
11:47 am

newmom….if you can get her potty trained at 2, you are a miracle worker. We tried potty training Little E at around 2. She was very interested for about 2-3 months, but then would absolutely refuse to go anywhere near the potty. I quit for a while because the tantrums over the potty were just not worth it. FINALLY 1 month before her 3rd birthday she wanted to try again. I hope you have much better luck than I did at 2!

Speaking of boobs, if I wear anything with a V-neck or a tank top Little E likes to touch the tops of mine and occasionally reach her hand into my shirt. I had to wean her for medical reasons at 6 months, so I know she is not wanting to nurse.

DB

March 23rd, 2009
12:03 pm

I’m fairly modest — not obsessively so, but it would have never occurred to me to walk out of the shower nekkid to deal with a child. The towel and bathrobe are right there. So as far as “when do you cover up?”, I’m afraid my answer would be, “I never stopped covering up!” We never had the nekkid phase in our house, that I can remember.

LM, I hate say this, but at 16, your daughters knows EXACTLY what she is doing when she wanders through the house undressed. It’s not that she “forgot” or is absentminded. She’s getting some sort of secret kick out of it — if the boyfriend gets an accidental eyeful before he averts his eyes (I mean, he can’t help looking if it’s right there), maybe she’s trying to play for a reaction. If you’ve pointed out that it makes your boyfriend uncomfortable and she STILL does it, then she’s intrigued by the fact that it makes him uncomfortable.

It’s a question of manners — you don’t deliberately do something that makes someone else uncomfortable. At 16, she’s old enough to know that the sight of a female body triggers a reaction in males. Out of consideration for him and the close quarters you guys are in, she needs to learn a little modesty.

David S

March 23rd, 2009
12:06 pm

We certainly wouldn’t want kids that are comfortable with their body the way god made them now would we?

Nurse&mother

March 23rd, 2009
12:16 pm

Good point DB!

David S- I think that is why I am not as modest as others around my family. I have known several familes that are so modest, yet the teenage girls go wild and wear the most provocative clothes! I’m hoping that the children will be comfortable with their bodies and not use them as tools.

new mom

March 23rd, 2009
12:19 pm

I’m not really worried about the potty training, or trying to ‘get it done’ necessarily. I honestly thought it was too soon, but my doctor said it woudln’t hurt to expose her to it and see what happens.

Ever since she was young enough to wander on her own, I would take my quick potty breaks with her watching…and sing a song I made up that goes ‘mommy goes tinkle on the potty’. (I know, I’m quite the songwriter!) She would stand in the hallway and sway and dance and clap. So she’s always been interested in what I’m doing, and just a couple of weeks ago I held her up on the potty and sang the song about her. That has now become one of her favorite activities–she’ll run to the bathroom door and start singing the song. So I help her go through the motions, and if it starts working before the baby comes, super! But if not, it’s OK, we’re not losing sleep over it. Right now it’s something fun for her. :)

And speaking of the boobie-reach…anyone remember how low-cut all maternity tops are? ;) She has some easy-access right now!

sd

March 23rd, 2009
12:23 pm

My son never really went throught a “naked phase”. Although, he does insist on taking his shoes off every time we are in the car and then we have to spend precious time putting them back on when we arrive at our destination, much to my chagrin and constant scolding.

I am not sure why one would want their children to avoid this “naked phase” anyway. Whats the bid deal? Let them run wild I say. They are only 2 once. Get naked if you want.

Theresa

March 23rd, 2009
12:28 pm

SD — My baby always takes her shoes off in the car — I usually just leave them in the car so they’ll be there ready when we leave the house the next time.

David S. — I think kids should definitely be comfortable and proud of their bodies but there is fine line of appropriate modesty especially with opposite sex siblings and parents. And that is the discussion where is that line, how to find that balance.

Bruce

March 23rd, 2009
12:32 pm

What does it matter?!? Let the kids be kids and enjoy their childhood clothed or not. They have plenty of life to be “modest.”

sd

March 23rd, 2009
12:43 pm

Adults are too modest in my opinion. I say, if you’ve got it, flaunt it.

As for kids, what have they got to be modest about anyway?

new mom

March 23rd, 2009
1:08 pm

You know, I think there is a discrepency between the little blog ‘headline’ on the home page and the blog that Theresa wrote. I’m not sure she wrote “Tips to Stop Kids from a naked phase”, but after reading what she wrote, and reading the other comments, I didn’t hear anyone trying to stop a two-year old from a little naked time.

But yes, there is a need to teach children modesty, and that there’s a right and wrong time to be naked. I’m sure those who want kids to enjoy their childhood also expect that children won’t strip down in public, in restaurants, etc. I bet they would be wondering about the parenting (or lack of) instead! And also, sadly, there are sickos out there that you have to protect your kids from. We don’t mind our girl running around topless in the house, but she won’t be doing that in public.

catlady

March 23rd, 2009
1:10 pm

LM, would not be so concerned about the BF directly as I would be about your daughter. Those are important signals she is giving. Please don’t bury your head in the sand. (And please reconsider having the BF in the house with your daughter at her current age.) From a teacher of 36 years, who has seen how things like this end up too many times.

Jesse's Girl

March 23rd, 2009
1:16 pm

Seriously…we practice moderate modesty. I certainly have lines that are not to be crossed…no running around in a towel for the girls….thats why Santa threw new robes down the chimney!!! I do let the girls see me in my bras and panties…sometimes they see more as they help me get dressed for an event…but I think its an important time between mothers and daughters. They need to see my imperfections….as we both see them. I love my boobs..they hate them. I hate my butt…they love it. We talk about what they should expect due to their gene pool and they learn in the process that if mommy is 90% happy with her body after 3 kids….they can certainly be happy with what God gave them!!

Now..while I love frollicking nekkid around Mr. Jesse….The Boy is a different story. I don’t even show a towel around him…I want him to grow up to be a gentlemen and to repsect a woman’s body as her own…not something to be oggled. Until he’s married of course:) He is at the age now where he is trying to catch us half dressed…..so we have to be extra vigilent…little freak:) But I know that is a stage that all boys go through. He also comments that one day his “weenis” will be as big as daddy’s…nice.

Jesse's Girl

March 23rd, 2009
1:17 pm

@LM….all due respect…I think you should look into whether ot not your daughter is already having sex. She is dsplaying not so overt signs of her sexulality.

jmb

March 23rd, 2009
1:48 pm

DB – I agree. A close friend of mine is now considered a child molester because of a 16 yr old girl that ran around nude in front of him and then told her teacher he made a play for her. He did 5 years for that. My teen has a habit of running from her bedroom to the laundry room with her bra on but it covers more than the bathing suit so it doesn’t worry me too much. Now when she was 2, I was worried she was gonna be a stripper the way I couldn’t keep clothes on her. And like another on here said, we lived in the country with a fence & gait so I just let her run nekkid without the worries of peepers or perverts.

sassyajc

March 23rd, 2009
1:57 pm

i don’t have kids but i have 13 nieces/nephews, so i’ve seen a few “nekkid babies” in my time. one of my nieces wanted to constantly be in just a diaper – or less. this was as soon as she could walk until she was around 4. my sister, the mother, lives in asheville and many of her mama friends let their kids that age be open and free. i liked how laid back they were about it – not causing a ruckus about it made the kids see it was their choice to be naked or not, and therefore wouldn’t rebel.

there did of course come a time where being naked in public was not allowed, and i think because they didn’t make a big deal about it in the beginning, it was easier for her to understand when and why she needed to wear clothes.

Lynn

March 23rd, 2009
2:16 pm

Just last night my 15 and 18 year old sons asked if baby sister, age 3, had seen any “Girls Gone Wild” commercials. Seems she was running around pulling up her shirt and trying to take off her clothes. I reminded these two that they tried these same activites at that age, often in the front yard.

David S

March 23rd, 2009
2:36 pm

Nurse and Mother – There is a big difference between self confidence and being comfortable with one’s body and flaunting one’s body for the sexual gratification of yourself or others. It is our shame in our nakedness that drives perversions and provocative / inappropriate attire. If your being more comfortable with your body causes problems around others, maybe they have the problem. Comfort with one’s naked body has nothing to do with putting it on sexual display. More often it is the repressed environment that leads to overt displays later in life.

Theresa

March 23rd, 2009
2:39 pm

I would agree with New Mom –slightly misleading head on the front page but am also appreciative we’re on the front.

Nurse&mother

March 23rd, 2009
2:56 pm

David S- relax. I was actually agreeing with you! Lighten up a little. Please reread my post. Please forgive my inability to be as eloquent as yourself. I couldn’t quite put into words what I was thinking.

Nurse&mother

March 23rd, 2009
3:01 pm

On a little side note, I went to a breastfeeding conference 2 years ago. The speaker, Dr. James Mckenna touched on how many other people in other countries do not have a problem with family and friends all sleeping in the same bed (with nothing kinky going on either). He said it was interesting how our society has big issues with this. Interesting. I know it’s not exactly the same topic, but just make me think of it after reading David S’s post.

Sultanofatl

March 23rd, 2009
3:20 pm

Not a big deal. I have all boys. The youngest two will run around in there underwear if allowed to all day. The older boys are too modest. I always wonder how they survive the locker room during gym.

Kathy

March 23rd, 2009
3:22 pm

Theresa….Little E does the same thing with the shoes in the car!! She takes her shoes off the minute we get in the car. It bugs the crap out of my husband, but I am like, whatever. That is one battle that I just don’t fight. I hate having shoes on also. I do, however, make her bring her own shoes in and put them away when we get home. I tell her, you can bring them in on your feet or in your hands!

DHB

March 23rd, 2009
3:36 pm

I have two toddlers (2yr boy and 3yr girl) that like to strip and run around the house. I generally don’t have a huge issue with that. The youngest one, is now taking off his diaper to run around. He’s not totally ready for potty training, but think it’s a readiness sign. Good tip on putting them on backwards.

As a time saving measure, I put these two in the bath together. I want to know if anyone has any experience or advice on when I should stop since they are not the same sex. I also have two older children (10 yr boy and 6 yr girl), but never bathed them together as they were so far apart in age.

sassyajc

March 23rd, 2009
4:18 pm

Nurse&Mother – funny you mention that, because I was going to ask at what age would it become weird for my niece to sleep in bed with my husband and i. she’s almost 5, but she’s so sweet when she’s asleep! she sometimes sleeps with her parents, so i don’t feel too bad. but i know there’ll come a point when it’s just weird.

FCM

March 23rd, 2009
4:55 pm

New Mom —I gave a tip to stopping naked toddlers…..Now my children still seem to think that Saturday morning cartoons should be viewed in ur undies…not sure why b/c I don’t condone that. I get up tell them to get dressed and turn off the tv until they comply.

Theresa, neither of my children like to wear their shoes and they come off regularly in the car. At which point I want to die b/c of the foot smell. They have been doing that since about your baby’s age maybe a bit younger….My mom says its because I didn’t keep them shod as infants. Well, the development stuff said they walk better (and faster) if you keep them barefoot—Now I look back and go “WHAT WAS I THINKING!!!” Seriously, who in their right mind wants their kid to walk early…. I have not sat down in their presence since the day they learned to walk.

The current ‘fun’ stage is the mouthy one….”My life would be so much better if” has become her dominent theme. I have begun to think my life would be so much better if I invested in earplugs—just kidding! I actually don’t mind her rant because it lets me know what she is thinking…its when she back talks that I let her know she has crossed a line.

I think my favorite this weekend was “You are so not supposed to be my parent. Parents are supposed to be fun.” (I was helping her get her room cleaned up since it looked like a war zone). I then looked at her and said “Thank you.” She just looked at me puzzled for awhile. Eventually she got curious and asked why I thanked her. “You said I wasn’t fun. That means I am doing a good job as your parent.” “No your not. Your not fun and your making me clean my room!” I told her that despite what she thought I did not run my house based on the latest poll of the residents within. or by popular vote. I could continue to help without commentary. When her dad called she tried to make an alliance. He told her that he had just had to clean his room so the First Sgt could do an inspection. Poor kid, she didn’t catch a break on that one. :)

Kat

March 23rd, 2009
5:38 pm

New Mom: I agree with how you are handling the potty training. I had a friend who put her little one on the baby potty as soon as she could sit up. She learned rather quickly what to do because she was cheered whenever something “happened.” If you’ve got the time to do it, I say go for it!

Nurse&mother

March 23rd, 2009
9:04 pm

Sassyajc- I understand where you are coming from. The example that Dr. McKenna gave was say parents and adult children and their friends. It’s sad that in our society, we have to be careful about adults and children. We have a rule in our house that my 11yo daughter is not allowed to have friends over to spend a night if I have to work (work evening shift). I totally trust my husband, but I never want someone to be able to accuse him of anything. I always want to be able to say that I was there the whole time the child was. You never know.

Tiffany

March 23rd, 2009
11:00 pm

Fun topic here. I remember those days too well…My son, as a toddler would always take off his shoes as soon as he was in the car. It didn’t bother me too much until he started flinging them out the window while we were going down the road. I found that it was easier just to wait and put the shoes on him after we got to where we were going. Mine also loved stripping down to their diaper, and then ripping that off, too. I found that putting on the diaper backwards worked for a while, then they learned how to open the tapes anyway…so THEN we added a strip of duct tape and sometimes some of the old fashioned metal diaper pins on top of that. That worked pretty well!

Theresa

March 23rd, 2009
11:40 pm

Tiffany — I ALWAYS put the shoes on after we get where we’re going — you have to do it twice otherwise!!

JJ

March 24th, 2009
8:27 am

I never got out of the nekkid phase either!!! Who said we had to wear clothes???……my brother and his daughters all hang out in the underwear at their home. I walk around nekkid all the time. Freedom. I hate clothes. I hate shoes…….especially with warm weather….My daughter was modest up until about 3 months ago. She was shy around me. I kept telling her we have the same parts, no need to cover up, it’s just the two of us…….

mqew

March 24th, 2009
9:00 am

My 2 y/o isn’t in this phase. The most he’ll do is run around a bit before his bath but that’s only a sec. My neighbor on the other hand has three kids and the oldest, I think he’s 5 y/o, is the nekkid one. We’ll come over for a scheduled play date and he’s nekkid. The first time that happened I was very suprised… now I’m over it. But this article put it in perspective. I didn’t know that it’s a usual phase… well for a 2yo at least.

JJ

March 24th, 2009
1:02 pm

Sassyajc – my 12 year old niece still sleeps with her mother. She sleeps with me at my house, and with my Mother at her house……that kid has NEVER slept in her own bed alone…….

And on the topic of parents being their kids’ friends, NOT ME. She has plenty of friends, and so do I. I am her parent. I will be her friend, once she becomes a mother herself.

However, my daughter is always telling her friends I am her best friend. I love that she thinks of me that way, and is proud enough to tell her friends. We have a lot of fun together, and I love having her friends over to our house, but I am not her friend. I am her guidance counselor, financial advisor, life coach, etc, but not a friend. I always think of the movie Mean Girls about the mom who made margaritas for her daughter and her friends. Cracks me up!!!!……

Reluctant

May 6th, 2009
3:09 pm

I have 3 kids – ages 4, 2, & 1 – and unless we’re going somewhere or someone is coming over to our house they very rarely wear cloths, and if they do where cloths it’s something they’ve picked out and put on themselves (they tend to go through 2 or 3 mismatched outfits a day). When my oldest was jus entering the nekkid phase I would try to keep cloths on her all the time, but once the other two came along I gave up the fight. It’s just not that big of a deal. Plus it saves me having to do more laundry – since they don’t wear anything for very long we can just put it back up when they take it off – and they are happy to be in control of something.

Susan

June 9th, 2009
11:00 pm

A few years ago I was taking my 8 year old daughter swimming at a local YWCA a couple of nights a week. For the first few weeks my daughter was very modest in the women’s locker room. She would only shower with her swimsuit on and she would change in and out of her swimsuit in one of the toilet stalls. Then one night we invited our 15 year old neighbor girl to go with us. Our neighbor girl is a gorgeous young woman and my daughter idolizes her.
After our swim the 3 of us headed to the women’s locker room, and as soon as we got in there our neighbor girl stripped out of her swimsuit and hung it on a hook and walked totally nude to our lockers, and after getting out her bodywash and shampoo she walked over and joined us in the group showers. She was extremely comfortable being nude for a long period of time before we all got dressed and left.

For the next year after that every single time I took my daughter to the Y to swim she became a nudist of sorts. Suddenly she would change out in the open, and would even shower in the nude instead of keeping on her swimsuit like she always had. Actually, it was kind of cute and funny. I don’t mind that she imitated that innocent and harmless thing. But I’ve always made a point to make sure that she doesn’t imitate everything that she sees other people do.

Sophia

October 10th, 2009
1:50 am

My little sister has seen me totally topless.She was 9 and I was 13. I was all wet and didn’t have a change of clothes, so while my shirt and pants were drying, I was in my underwear (no bra, though.) At first I tried to cover up my boobs, but then realized it wasn’t working out trying to keep them covered for half an hour or longer, so I just let it go and told her not to look. But when I was walking around, she said she saw the side of one ’since mine were bigger than hers.’ She showed me hers and said, ’see?’ I nodded and she copied what I had been saying for the past ten minutes. ‘How much did you see?’ Then she added something, ‘Show me on yours like I did to you.’ Since I had been saying that to her and she had been showing me how much, I showed her. I had seen the full view of both hers, though she only had nipples, so I kind or reluctantly showed her mine, nipples and everything. She at first just stared right at them since she had never seen naked breasts before. I just sat down and let her look all she wanted. I mean, it was only boobs. Even after my clothes were dry, I still waited to put on my shirt for a little since it was hot and being topless felt cooler. I asked her if she minded and she just said, ‘It was a little gross at first, but it’ll be okay.’ After that, she saw my boobs a few more times, and if she would have to see them again, I wouldn’t really mind since she already saw nipples and everything in daylight, so she knows what they look like.

girl

February 6th, 2010
11:27 am

I would change in locker rooms and everything. My sister always sees me topless-we used to share a room so it was kind of hard to avoid. If I needed to change into my pajama top while she was lying in bed, I would. I would never try to cover anything, though. She’ll change around me, too, so it’s not like she’s bothered by it. A lot of times when we change, we’ll talk about stuff and take our time. I won’t take off my panties in front of her, though. Just because we still look different down there yet….but topless is pretty much the same because I don’t have big boobs. But still, we’re comfortable doing that in front of each other. It’s easier than looking for a time for privacy-that’s for sure. My boobs don’t embarrass me.

Yasmeen Baugh

February 10th, 2010
5:44 pm

My sister who is 2 years old and I’m 15 years old. Like the same thing had happen to me when my clothes had got wet my pants shirt and bra were in the dryer , My sister was around and since I didn’t have any clothes on accept my panties she had asked to see my boobs and nipples as well. Since they were covered up by my arms . She kept on showing me hers and she kept on asking to see mying. So I thought about it . Then I picked her up and sat on the couch with her (we were home alone) then I let her see my boobs she also took off her shirt. I don’t know why. So when I did show her my boobs she stared for a mighty long time . She asked me if she could rub/touch/ hold my boobs and nipples. Then she started scooting closer on top of me it was quite intersting to see a 2 year old become sexually active . She even squeezed my boobs hard and soft I didn’t say anything about it though because it didn’t mind. She continued the process for the whole night. Then since it was only me and her I decided to put her in the tub with me and she started to become breast obsessed . And the whole night she played with my boobs I was topless that whole night. She wanted to suck my nipples I don’t know why. So she sucked them until she went to sleep. Then I took them out of her mouth and she started to cry and she would wake up and ask for my nipples back so she would suck them until she went back to sleep and I finally just let them stay in her mouth.Today my parents still don’t know about this. LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL