Mom Confessions: I Sleep Naked With My Toddler


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


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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My2Bo... My2BoyznMe0508

I have never let our children sleep in our bed at all. To me that is my space and the children are not allowed in our room. hubby and I do occassionally sleep naked but those nights we ensure the door is locked. I stopped allowing my son to see me naked at all at age 2 because he became interested in all the body parts. Hubby used to shower with him but that ended at age 3 when he kept comparing genitals. I do not think it is appropriate to be naked in front of or in visual view of your children after they turn 2 or 3.

Phils... PhilsBabyMama

There is nothing wrong with being naked.  A toddler is not going to think it's weird unless the parent makes a big deal out of it.  We co-sleep and I sleep with a nursing tank and shorts on, but I bathe with my  (17 month old) son all the time.  Being naked doesn't have to be sexual.  I think it's crazy how bent out of shape people get about it.  It's so puritanical.

DStep... DStephens7

My son does sleep with us.  I sleep in a muscle shirt and panties.  My husband also sleeps in a muscle shirt and underwear.  My son is the only one that gets away with nudity in our house.  I think that it is very inappropriate.  That is just how I was raised though.  If I had a nice body I might like nudity more lol!

Charl... Charlies_mommy

I sleep naked, but when my 2 year old son decides he needs to sleep with mommy and daddy I at least wear a pair of panties. I'm breastfeeding my daughter, so topless is always for now. My son still showers with his father or myself, but sleeping naked to me is a no no at least with a boy. I am not sure how I will feel about that with my daughter when she is older. My Dh wouldn't be sleeping naked period my daughter sleeps in our room. And no my toddler wouldn't be allowed to sleep without pjs he has been known to take his diaper off and yeah he isn't pissing and crapping up my bed. LOL!


I think its totally fine as long as everyone is comfortable with it. My mom slept naked in bed for as long as i can remember when it was hot out....i was probably 16 my brother was 11 and my sister 6 and we all saw my mom naked and dad in his boxers. In europe they make no big deal about these things and they have less issues with nudity probably because of it. I think its perfectly fine.

zachy... zachysmommy04

I don't sleep naked but my son does see me coming out of the shower or getting dressed. But I think he is even pushing the age gap with that. But I see no problem with it.

natty... nattysmommie

there is no problem with a toddler sleeping in the bed with you while your naked so long as they arent aware of what your body parts are or they are trying to touch them. my daughter would used to get in the bed with me while i was asleep naked while my hubby was overseas but since he has been home if we sleep naked we do not let her come to our bed. i dont feel compfortable with my daughter sleeping between me and my naked husband infact recently i just started making hubby wear underwear and i will wear a shirt and panties to sleep because she now pinches my breasts and tells me I GOT YOU MOMMY! yea i dont like it and im trying to get her to stop now. and she has asked me what daddys parts were just from him walking into the shower naked lol and i have decided she is older now we need to be more careful. she is 2 and a half and we have stopped letting all of that fly. but as long as you are no doing anything more then sleeping and your child is not pointing and asking questions then its harmless

luv2duv luv2duv

My best friend and her family are nudists and she grew up in a nudist family. She and her family have a very healthy attitude about their body image and they know that naked does not equal sex. Nudists have no hangups about that, like us textile people do. We would all do ourselves a favor by teaching our children that our bodies are a beautiful creation and not to be ashamed of it by always covering it up. I know that our society doesn't see it that way. I'm just giving you my opinion aas I hear it from my nudist friend.

gulfc... gulfcoastmom4

Me and DH sleep naked and DD (2) has been having trouble sleeping  and she'll  crawl in bed with us. Sorry not putting clothes on since its hot enough in our bedroom at night. Plus nudity is only sexual if you make it sexual.

nonmember avatar katie

hey i feel its actually gud to sleep nude with toddlers.this makes them more comfortable with human bodies.toddlers are two sons(6,10) sleep with me in the noon.i always sleep nude.they never showed any sigh of discomfort or so.besides we never close doors of rooms or sometimes we bath together too.that is how is my life and me n my sons are very happy with it.

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