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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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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theba... thebatesfamily

Oh by the way, I have no problem with him being nude, at all! i JUST worry about him being one of those stripper toddlers who pulls off their clothes and refuses to leave them on. I am glad a lot of other moms do not have sticks up their butts about this. Please realize we are all made by God, and as long as we are not being inappropriate with our kids, who cares?

nonmember avatar Veronica

someone please explain to me WHY asking questions is such a bad thing, are we supposed to be hush hush about body parts?Lets just leave that subject tabboo so they can learn the WRONG things from their friends or figure it out on their own that will make it more likely that they will come to us in the future thumbs up all you moms who want to make something very innocent seem very wrong ....

compa... compassion4self

OH I am so happy to hear that you are comfortable enough with your body to do this.  My hope is that this will also help your child to feel comfortable with the human body too.  They will hopefully learn to look at  the body as just a body instead of some sexual object like the current media does.  People who are forbidden to see the body I think tend to look down on the body much more so, so I am hoping you being comfortable with help your child to learn comfortablility with not only all people's bodies but their own as well, too.


As for cosleeping, I don't know if people realize that in history, other then the super rich, you often had 10 or 13 people usually extended family all sleeping in the same room together.  This whole beign in your own seperate room is only a recent occurance in the last 100 years for the avgerage person when homes became big enough for this. It has also been shown in studies that co-sleeping can help foster mental wellbeing in children.  ead the studies. the international attachment parenting site has some links to studies on this.

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