Is It Okay To Be Naked Around Your Kids?

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Mothers are often unsure if it's okay to be naked around their kids, but if there's anything you shouldn't be embarrassed of doing in front of your kids, it's going nude.

Even if you're killing for modesty around your kid they won't allow it, you want to take your bath without an audience? Sorry mommy that option is off the table, your toddler would rather you be pouring water on their head while you're taking your bath than sitting down inside the bedroom and waiting for their sweet mommy.

My son loved being in the bath with me, if I so much as leave him inside the bedroom to go take my bath, screams of "mama" will rent the air and I'd have no choice than to bring him into the bathroom.

When he gets inside with me what would he do? Look me up and down then settle down to begin playing by himself. While the water splashes on his fully clothed self.

 I guess he has become used to his mother's naked body, even at age 4 he's used to seeing me naked. I mean a little kid can't even think being naked is bad can he?

Whether mommy is clothed or naked, mommy is mommy. Although, I'm not deluded enough not to realise that things will soon change, very soon, my little boy and girls will be very embarrassed to see their mummy or daddy naked.

My oldest son (11) who used to watch me walk around naked is different now, if he walks in to see me naked he'll scream "Mom, get some clothes on" cover his face and run outside blindly. I particularly found his reaction funny the first time, this is the boy who used to play around his naked mom.

I made sure he didn't catch me naked again and although I know there are families who walk around naked in their homes, I wouldn't do it if it will make my children uncomfortable.

Different families with different norms and value, so if your family are comfortable with going around naked so be it. In fact, I believe by being comfortable  enough to walk around naked, you are sending a positive message to your child(ren).

The most important thing is that parents should watch out for signs that their children are no longer okay with them walking around naked. If your child starts covering his face, wincing, screaming, turning away or running when they see you naked, it's a sign that you need to start covering up your body around them.

But until such time when your child will find your body too "hideous" to behold, enjoy roaming around naked in your home. If your children see you naked at any age, it can't do them any harm, maybe it will do your ego harm, though, if they are older.

Mamalette! When did you stop going naked around your kids? Share please. Post your comments below!

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