Mom Confessions: I Sleep Naked With My Toddler

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moms sleeping naked with their childrenIt'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 sleep naked, especially when it's hot outside, and sometimes my toddlers come into my room and crawl under the covers with me. Often we'll all fall back asleep together. I don't mind -- at this age, they are still innocent and don't make anything of it. -- anonymous

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Is it appropriate for a mom to sleep naked with a toddler?

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Do you sleep naked with your toddler? What about your husband or SO? If your toddler asked to sleep without pajamas, too, would you let him or her?

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!

Past Confessions:

I Hate My Neighbor's Kid

I Don't Like to Play

I Sleep While My Kid Is Up

My Kid Watches TV Up Close

I Let My Toddler Play Outside Alone

I Turn My Kids Over to A Mom I Just Met

My Toddler Wears Crude T-Shirts

I Let My Toddlers Climb Play Equipment Unassisted

My Kids Go to Sleep After Midnight

I Let My Toddlers Go Naked in Public

I Throw Away My Kid's Artwork

I Paid $22 for My Son's Haircut

My Toddlers Eat Pizza for Breakfast

I'm Dying My Toddler's Hair

I Leave My Toddler Alone in the Bath

Our Children Aren't Invited to Our Wedding

I Scold Other People's Kids

I'm on Vacation, But My Kid Is Still Going to Day Care

I Favor My Older Child

I Let My Toddler Eat Food Before Paying for It

I Find Excuses to Send My Kids to Bed Early

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ethan... ethans_momma06

Haha ewwww. I have a major naked issue. With myself. And the thought of my own child (no matter the age) next to me while I am naked freaks me out. Because I don't like people to see/feel me when I am naked.


However, when they are really tiny I don't see anything innately wrong about it. As long as there is no sexual perversion going on, what's the big deal? I mean...you are naked underneath your clothes ANYWAY. As long as there is no genital contact....what's the issue? So, for the most part I don't think it's that big of a deal, I just wouldn't do it.

calli... callista83

My two daughters see me naked a lot, especially my breasts (and no I'm no longer breastfeeding.) They watch me get changed or walk from shower to bedroom no big deal. They are three and two. I might feel different if they were boys, I'm not sure.


I want to have my kids grow up not ashamed of their bodies or thinking their bad. I've had to teach the lesson that we never touch the parts covered by underwear of someone else (with the exception of the doctor sometimes or mom sometimes if I'm looking to see if something is the wrong with it) I don't know when I'll make it more private. I don't mind if they run around naked.


I have taken my now two year old in bed with me while I was sleeping naked( she was then 18 months) although I don't sleep like that often. She's cuddled up to me but so what. There was no innapropriate behaviour or anything.

midni... midnight11287

I think every parent has their limits... I see nothing worng with what you do... I bet he/she hardly notices when your under the sheets and fall asleep together.. :) Every mom to her own..

madam... madamekatekate

I don't think this is much of a confession personally! Lol.


Toddlers don't really know much about the connotations about nakedness. There's no reason for them to know. I don't care if my daughters see me naked for now. I don't care if they see their Dad naked for now. Once they're around 4 or 5 and start noticing then it's probably time to stop and just teach them about private parts and modesty.


I will say that I might feel funny if I had boys but I still don't think it's any big deal.

Sassy... SassyMommaKate

I voted no. I believe that at least the genital area should be covered...Even if it is just with panties. I am a breastfeeding mother. So, I have no slept with a top on in years as my son was born before my daughter weaned. However, I always wear at least panites.

snowy... snowysakurasky

i never ever sleep naked (no matter if im all alone) unless im soo tired that i fall asleep right out of the bath without putting on anything, so ill never have to make this decision for myself. i used to avoid bathing with my son because he would bug me to nurse and touch my breasts, but he has now grown out of it. your habit doesn't bother me in the least, i just think that unless you are a nudist family around 4-5 is the time to stop being naked with your kids, because they will remember~! i cant believe how many voted no....

MOMMY... MOMMY258274

I VOTED NO BECAUSE IN A WAY I DONT THINK ITS RIGHT .BUT SERIOUSLY IF YOU HAVE A THREE YEAR OLD THAT WAKES UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT WHAT CAN YOU DO WHEN YOU DONT EVEN NOTICE THAT THEY ARE THERE.EVERY PARENT HAS THIER OWN WAY OF DOING THIER OWN THING SO NO NEED TO JUDGE

mommy... mommy2jasmine

I would say 5/7 nights a week I end up sleeping naked. It's just too flippin hot in our house at night. IF we brought my daughter into bed with us, since she doesn't co-sleep (I've tried, she sleeps better alone), I wouldn't even think twice about being naked. She is 2, and just sleeps in a pull up since she gets really hot when she sleeps. We still take showers together. I don't see anything wrong with it. I think it's good for kids to see nudity as something that I am comfortable with. I am comfortable with my body, and I believe it's because I was brought up around my parents who also didn't see anything wrong with nudity. They weren't nudists, by any means, they just never made a big deal about it. My husband obviously had a different experience. He is almost phobic of even ME seeing him naked, as weird as that sounds. He just doesn't like walking around without boxers on. I would rather my daughter be more like me, in that sense, and be comfortable with herself, and not embarassed or ashamed.

mommy... mommy2jasmine

Adding this post to fix my first. I meant to say, I think it's good for MY DAUGHTER (not KIDS, lol) to see nudity as something I am comfortable with. :)

hairg... hairgirl79

i sometimes do sleep naked. my son does occasionally wander into our bed. i dont see a  problem with it. he always falls right to sleep and half the time i dont realize it till the morning anyway...(we have a cali king bed)


i even walk around while getting ready naked. my son really doesnt even pay attention. He is too concern about being Superman these days then about the fact his mother is naked. He too will run from bedroom to bathroom naked. he could care less about it.


I think nudity is fine as long as it is done without harm. Everyone should be comfortable in there own body. Whether they are large or small.

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