Mom Confessions: I Let My Toddlers Go Naked in Public


mom confessionsIt's time for a Mom Confession -- because, let's face it, we're real mothers and sometimes it doesn't work the way the parenting books say it should.

This Week's Confession:

I let my toddlers run around the house, the front porch, and the yard without clothes on.

So cute, so innocent and free! -- anonymous

I see nothing wrong with it, as long as the girl isn't of puberty age. If the girl is developing, then I would have an issue because that's when men start becoming pervs (well, men are always pervs, but you know what I mean.) -- anonymous

I'm not worried about perverts looking at my child naked. These people are so sick and twisted that they don't need to actually see a naked body.They get as much arousal out of a fully clothed kid at the store. There's not a thing we can do about it but be vigilant and protect our kids. And I, for one, am not going to let some sicko curtail my enjoyment of life, particularly on my own property, by dictating what my child does or does not wear. -- anonymous


Should toddlers be allowed to be outside only their birthday suits where strangers can see them?

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Is there any danger in letting toddlers go naked in public? Is it a matter of safety or modesty? Do you find it indecent -- even at such a young age?

We all have secrets and opinions -- so thanks to these brave moms for sharing their honest thoughts, and thank you for keeping this conversation non-judgemental!

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ilove... ilovemymookey

I allow my son to be naked in the house.  Last summer I let him be naked in the backyard every so often.  This year he is three and i plan on making him keep clothes on.  He loves being naked.

mca689 mca689

I'm a therapist for sex offenders, not all of whom are sentenced and thus registered. If you knew what I know, including that they look like everyone else, live around everyone else, and live for the moment they can see your child naked, you'd cover 'em up. It's not making sex dirty as someone else posted, it's about teaching your child about personal boundaries and privacy. Your children should not be free porn for any sex offender who passes by. And they do pass by often. Your job is to protect your children, so please clothe them always in public, even in your yard. One person's "innocent" is another's porn. How are you to know the difference?

Fawn80 Fawn80

My son goes from his room to the bath tub (in my room) naked but there are too many freaks and pervs out there that like young young kids that it doesn't even matter if I live on a dead end road (very last house) or not.  You just never know who could be watching (my house is surrounded by trees).

dahlimama07 Mar. 13, 2009 at 9:05 PM

Very young kids can be perverted, too, as you said.  When my DD was 5, she had an 11 year old asking her to pull her pants down.

Jason... JasonsMom2007

No way in public!  Let´s say a sex offender is driving down the road looking for kids.  Say there are a ton of kids outside but would he go for the clothed or unclothed one? Hmmm... that is easy!  My son can be naked in the house and at his grandparent´s in the backyard (which is fenced and way away from the road) but that is it!  I would rather have him embarassed to be naked than taken from me or abused!

Momma... MommaTasha1003

If i seen a neighbor letting their kids do it, I would think it was cute ..... But personally I will keep my dd in our backyard with a fence. Maybe if we owned a few acres of land or something like that...

tyrel... tyrelsmom

I let my kids run naked in the house.  But outside where anyone can see them, no. Of course, my 3 year old just can't understand that he can't dance on top of the toy box right in front of the picture window naked.  Sigh.  But in my own yard, I let my kids under two run around in just a diaper.  My 3 yr old ran around in just an underwear and a pair of shorts last summer.  No shirt.  And yes, he is a boy.  But if he was a girl, I would have let her too.  It's not like there's any difference at that age.

isra1986 isra1986

No. We want to teach her modesty from a young age so it is a modesty issue as well as a safety issue. She wears just a diaper in the house but will never go naked outside. Not to mention we have a sex offender down the road who is convicted of assalting a child under age 6.

BDAsmama BDAsmama

Absolutly NOT. There are some sick sick sick people out there and thats what there waiting for is a peep show of an innocent lil baby. My kids love to be naked but its in the house! They have been naked out in the side yard but we live on 150acres in the middle of nowhere, I don't like people to see my kids in just a diaper let alone naked. That's asking for trouble. I'm sorry but there's to many sick-o's in this world and I'd end up in jail if one came near my child.

Mrs.C... Mrs.Combs

There are MANY pervs out there who like younger than pubescent children. And they want nothing more than to see your children naked.

Hell no would my kids be out in a public area (front yard, sidewalk, front porch...) without clothes on. If you have a private, fenced yard that would be different...or you know...were somewhere more my Mom lives in the country, in a patch of woods...nothing can be seen from the road, so when we're swimming there...that would be okay. 

It's nice for our kids to be carefree...and it's nice to foster that sense of spirit in them, but it's more important to protect our children.

Mrs.C... Mrs.Combs

mca689...Do you really think the "therapy" does anything for them? I've worked with young males who have both offended and have been offended on. I don't think they can be rehabilitated. SO...knowing what you "know"...

I am glad to see that a majority of moms are more concerned with the safety of their children. Because, EVEN OTHER CHILDREN can be sexual predators.

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