My 3 year old has to take all of his clothes off to poop. It's not such a big deal at home other then the hassle of helping him get his clothes back on but he does it at school too. Luckily he is only in a half day 3 days a week so it doesn't happen often, he tends to poop in the afternoon. We've tried to talk to him about it but he strongly protests. Even getting him to keep his shirt on would be helpful. Keeping his pants on will be a bit more complicated, he climbs on to the potty and straddles it rather then sitting back onto it. He can stand up to pee so that isnt a problem.
3 year old takes off all clothes when going to the bathroom
My kids both did/do that. They fear getting poop on their shirt. I try to explain it won't happen, but they like it better that way. I think with my oldest it ended when she started going to the bathroom totally independently, and she didn't want to be putting all her clothes on by herself all the time. :)
Mine still does that and he's 4.5! He doesn't want to get poop on his clothes and seems to want to watch the progress uninhibited. Oftentimes even the socks come off... I don't worry about it, especially given that he takes them all off and puts them all on himself again. It's actually one of those quirky and amusing kid things that I think I'll miss in some weird way when he starts going to the bathroom "normally".
My 3 year old just stopped doing that. His first instinct is to take his pants and underpants completely off but he just stopped taking his shirt off too.
I asked him why he was having to take his shirt off too and he said he was afraid he was going to get poop on his clothes. I taught him how to tuck his shirt up under his arms when he's on the pot and now he keeps the shirt on :)
Good luck! :)
My ds did that when he was 3 too! It was such a pain in the winter months because he would take everything off, including socks, shoes, shirt, sweater, etc! Luckily though he sat on the potty and yelled "done!!!" when he needed me to come wipe for him, so I never had a naked poopy 3 yo walking through anyones house, lol! And if I ever thought he was going to do something like that I just sat in there with him or kept really close to the door. It never was a huge deal and nothing to be embarassed about if he did come out naked. It's a 3yo kind of thing to do
My 4.5yr old does this, even the socks. I'm glad to hear there are so many other children that do it because the only person I know of is George Costanza... lol!
Funnily enough my 3yr old does not. It does have everything to do with not wanting to get poop on his clothes.
Now his latest thing is to come running to wherever I am (regardless of who else may be in the house), bending over and asking "Does my bum look clean??" He is VERY good about wiping properly so I don't quite understand this phase. And it's embarrasing for me when there's company, but otherwise I will try not to worry :)