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Mom Confessions: I Sleep Naked With My Toddler

by Cynthia Dermody on June 12, 2009 at 7:23 AM

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

Question: Is it appropriate for a mom to sleep naked with a toddler?
  1. Yes 38%
  2. No 46%
  3. Only with a daughter 8%
  4. Other 5%
Total Votes: 288
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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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Comments

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  • LavaLily
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    LavaLily

    June 12, 2009 at 8:54 AM

    I voted no, I don't sleep naked with my toddler. I do allow my son, who is 2.5 to see me naked, still, when I am going into the shower or something but that won't be forever. I just would not feel comfortable sleeping naked with him, especially since he is very into discovering body parts as of late. He has discovered that it's not okay for him to touch my breasts and tests this boundary about 20 times a day, no joke! I am nursing my one year old and generally the bed becomes a family bed by the middle of the night so my toddler sees my breasts and sees me nursing but to me, that is different than no clothes.


  • joyfu...
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    joyfullem

    June 12, 2009 at 9:08 AM

    Me and hubby do not sleep naked often but every once in a while we do.  I think there has only been one time that my 18 month old daughter has come in the middle of the night and I pulled her up and passed back out my hubby didnt even know she was there because I put her back in bed before he woke up its harmless when everyone is asleep and noone knows the difference


  • usmcb...
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    usmcbaby21809

    June 12, 2009 at 12:51 PM

    up until a certain age where they start to discover the body, its all fine and harmless


  • Lelan...
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    LelandsMommy

    June 12, 2009 at 1:54 PM

    Well, we don't allow our children to sleep in the bed with us. If they wake up in the middle of the night, I take them back to their own bed. All of that being said, my husband and I do sleep naked, and if we did allow our kids to come in the bed with us in the middle of the night, I could not imagaine getting up to but clothes on. My boys are too young to notice either way.


  • Kelle...
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    Kelleysunshine

    June 12, 2009 at 3:55 PM

    I cosleep with my 8 month old who is exclusively breastfeeding. I generally sleep in just underwear, though I will occasionally sleep in the nude. I see nothing wrong with it. In fact I believe that a child should be taught to be comfortable in thier own body and not embarrased of nudity, (to a certain extent of course). That said I do think that thier should be an age where you can teach your child that nudity can become a more private matter, but for babies and toddlers, I dont see anything wrong, it's all still innocent.


  • melis...
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    meliscool72

    June 12, 2009 at 4:34 PM

    i won't do it, for one all my children are boys...i wouldn't even do it if i had a girl. but everyone to their own. i believe if that anyone beyond the age of 3 should not sleep with their parents when they are naked. they are soaking up everything especially at that age.....


  • RanaA...
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    RanaAurora

    June 12, 2009 at 7:00 PM

    Every family is different with what level of nudity they deem acceptable.


  • Fallaya
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    Fallaya

    June 12, 2009 at 9:21 PM

    I think it's ok up to a certain age.  My dd sees me naked all the time..


  • Sylvi...
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    SylviaNCali

    June 12, 2009 at 11:08 PM

    NOOOO! I know it gets hot. But I would never sleep naked with a kid in the bed period. Kids belong in their own beds anyway. So if a kid has to come in the bed. put a tube top and panties on is what I say at least.


  • babyb...
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    babyboomboom

    June 13, 2009 at 12:35 AM

    It will be a cold day in Hell before I sleep naked with my child.  At least put on a bra and some panites.  That's sick~JMHO


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