My son LOVES to run around naked... and we're going on a beach vacation soon and I was thinking he'd love running around the beach and playing in the water in the buff (and will make diapering life easier also), is it "acceptable" to have nude kids out in public or will people take issue with this? Of course I'd be careful to protect him from the sun, I just don't want people to be weird about it.
It may depend on where you're going. I'm originally from the East Coast and it was pretty much unheard of at the places we'd go (Ocean City, MD, Outer Banks).
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I'm also from the east coast, and would have to say it's entirely age dependent. I don't think you'd get weird looks if he is 20 months old. But if he's much older, you may (you know, from the same crowd that thinks that breastfeeding a 3 year old is child abuse).
I say go for it. It's not going to be "normal" until people do it when it's not normal. But, that's easy to say from the comforts of my couch .
Thanks for the responses :)
We'll be in the Caribbean so hopefully people down there will be a bit more laid back. He'll be 12 months so still tiny... I just can't picture him liking sand in his diaper very much and he'll want to pull it off I'm sure. He doesn't like diapers on as it is, but I can manage to secure them on him with jeans (so he can't grab the velcros) lol
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