Mom Confessions: I Let My Toddlers Go Naked in Public

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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


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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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vkzsm... vkzsmom10

Do you understand how dangerous that is?  That's why you can get e-mails about child molesters in your area and help to protect your child.  I just think that that's begging for someone to molest your child.  I'd be very careful doing that.  If the wrong people see you letting your child go naked in public, you can expect a visit from CPS.  Think long and hard about that before you do it again.  Do you want your children to remain in your custody or handed over to strangers?

firefay firefay

I don't think naked small children and babies are immoral or immodest. My 2 year old daughter runs around in training pants most of the time and occasional naked. Her dad would prefer she wear her diaper at all times especially in the living room because some perv could have high powered binoculars looking at her from like 1/2 mile away through a small wetland or the lawn guys might see or the occasional neighbor that walks by. Our apartment windows face the back of the building into a grassy area.



I remember when I was 6 or 7, the exterminator man would come spray the house, and many times I greeted him after a bath so naked or in the process of dressing. I even remember giving a hug like that. Didn't care; didn't know better. I was a little kid. I think I was 9 when I stop doing that, it I don't really remember.

MiyaE... MiyaElizabeth

My daughter has been out with just a diaper, but just outside our house. We live in a trailer park and everyone knows everyone. I'm from Germany, and there, until 5 years old, most children run around naked. Especially at pools. Nakedness isn't blocked from television or reality. She's too little to be naked right now, shell pee on my floor, but I don't see anything wrong with it. If you don't want pervs to look at your kid, don't take them out at all. With or without clothes, they get taken.

MiyaE... MiyaElizabeth

In Germany, where I was born, she would be naked at the public swimming pool. In the U.S., she doesn't ever come out of a diaper (she's 16 months old), and doesn't come out in less than a onesie.

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