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So my son loves to be naked but he doesn't get much nakee time because our house is pretty cold...and because he's a boy, frankly. But today he was being really fussy so I decided to take the advise of someone else on MDC and create a safe spot on the bathroom room to put him down for some naked time.<br><br>
So I waited until he had pooed for the day (he only ever goes once a day).<br>
Cranked up the heat.<br>
Put down a wool blanket covered by towels...put down his cute little nakedbutt...and walked into the other room to get my salmon bagel. He was cooing happily.<br><br>
I was gone TEN SECONDS I swear.<br><br>
When I got back he was in a lake of his own poo, and had peed everywhere. WTF babyman? Ok, so I swooped him back up on the changing table to clean him up and put down a clean towel. Put him back down (cooing happily still...he really loves to be nekkid), and was busy at the bathroom sink trying to get the poo out of the first towel, when I turned around and he had done it AGAIN! Lake of poo. Pee creatively dispersed. My poor personal bath towel!<br><br>
So...this was exactly the kind of thing I was worried about in ever letting him have nakee time. How do y'all do it? Is my son just particularly, er...hedonistic? There was no warning, no grunting or whatnot. Just happy cooing and...excrement.
 

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The only naked time he gets is when he's in the bath and the 10 minutes after. We don't do it because of that reason. I'll be watching for what other people say though. I have thought of doing it more often.
 

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my son loves being naked too, but it is dangerous. he has peed everywhere, so he doesn't get much nakee time. it is cold here too, so i sometimes put him in a shirt & loosely drape a receiving blanket over his lower half. that way he is sorta naked, but warm & his pee is deflected.
 

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we did daily nakey time w/ our son (at least 1-2 hours per day), and we do even more w/ DD (who is now 6.5 m). I don't know how old your babies are but I just put down prefolds when they were pre-mobile or only slightly mobile. Now I am better at predicting DDs elimination, and I try to keep nakey time for when I don't think anything will happen. I also often let her crawl around in a loosely fastened fitted diaper w/out a cover. FWIW, a lot of babies pee less frequently in the afternoon than the morning. I don't know why but I've read that often and see it w/ mine.<br><br>
I didn't know about EC (elimination communication) w/ DS but read some books when DD was little. The ECers would say: baby doesn't like to soil him/herself, may even wait until naked and do it then. So... more nakey time should alleviate that problem then...<br><br>
FWIW DS toilet learned painlessly, slowly, and rather young (out of daytime dipes by 22m, stopped pooping in dipes at 18m).
 

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ds loves to be naked too. he'll be upset and as soon as the diaper comes off, he's all smiles. he does pee though. i usually do the same thing w/ prefolds. just lay him naked and put one under him and in his lap to help i guess in case he pees. what i've found in poo situations with ds also is that he usually poos soon after a diaper change or if naked. i think it's also due to the fact that the diaper is kinda constricting, even though i don't try to put it on too tight, and when he's naked his tummy is relaxed, so he just goes. don't know <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"> but i just figure, pee isn't that big of a deal, even if it does get around a little, it's mostly just water. poo, i know, it stinks <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rotflmao"> especially to clean. i just try to leave the room warm and let him have a good 5 to 10min nakee after a diaper change and after baths, no more than that usually though. not now that its getting so cold. Good luck <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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I had gone to the thrift store to buy towels for my HB - I wonder if you could get a whole bunch of towels to pad the bathtub for him? Then you could partially close the shower curtain (obviously only if you can still see him and everything) and then his mess is contained, all you have to do is toss the towels in the wash and rinse out the shower!<br><br>
I've been doing nekkid time with my DD and we do an infant massage tape. I know exactly when the massage is going to push the pee and poo out of her, but we're ale to contain it with prefolds.<br><br>
Good luck!
 

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We EC part-time, so naked time is usually no prob for us. Once my son pooped in his crib while standing up, which was hilarious, but that was the only time. Luckily it was easy to clean up because it was solid and I already had a towel down to catch it...lol<br><br>
If I'm planning to let him roam naked for awhile, I put him on his potty first and he'll usually pee. He only poops ones a day typically, usually after lunch or dinner, so I have a decent idea of whether or not he might be primed to go. Also, he tends to be noticeably gassy before he poops, so if he's gassy I just save the naked time for some other time.<br><br>
My son has gotten the vast majority of his naked time while cruising in his crib, which is layered with absorbent materials. I also let him roam around his room naked after baths for awhile, which he seems to like. The EC helps to reduce the spraying. I only put him on the potty before/after baths and during diaper changes, but that works AMAZINGLY WELL for reducing diaper wetness and allowing for more naked time.
 

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This post made me lol so hard. I think I read the same post last night and was considering trying more naked time myself. Maybe this is a sign not to! I can imagine the same thing happening to us. He loves being naked though. Every night after his bath he cries when we put his jammies on and he loves getting bathed.
 

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I love this thread! my 11 month old loooooves to nakey time. The only tempertantrums we've had are over getting dressed. I have to say that seeing his cute hiney and boy parts crawl around the house is hilarious! he crawled over a pumice stone once and didn't like it but it's been pretty good from there. he's never had a poo diaperless, but he's very regular so I can guess when it's coming. he loves to pee on the bed and occasionaly the cold wood floor (poor guy). it is what it is <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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we give DS a lot of naked time, actually, I'd say up to an hour a day easily. We don't EC at all, but we just kind of *know* when the poos are due! He gets naked time in the middle of the day after his first 2-3 morning poos are done. Sometimes more in the afternoon if he's fussy. He gets naked time in the evening as the start of our bedtime routine (naked time, bath, book, nurse, sleep) he's 5 months today. He rarely pees, actually, and we leave him naked for a good 20min each time.<br><br>
I think one reason he is SO mobile at 5 months (he was rolling at 3months, and inchworm-crawling at that age also, now he does upside-down crawling (ridiculous to watch!) and all sorts of almost-crawling maneuvers) is because we let him be naked so much - he does things for the first time often unclothed.<br><br>
We have a nekkie blanket that we used for a while but is not so useful now since DS is so mobile he just moves off of it right away. So now we have a flannel sheet in the LR and we scatter prefolds about. But I think he's only peed when naked once or twice in the last month of naked time at least twice a day.
 

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Sorry about your personal bath towel!! We have "good" towels and "everything" towels in our house. But more than a few times DH has used the "good" towels for not so good things...<br><br>
We use cloth diapers, so washing poop off of things is par for the course. If it gets soiled it just goes in with the diaper laundry. Even if you're not doing cloth, a dozen larger sized prefolds laid over towels would be great for something like this.<br><br>
And yes, when we do nakee time, sometimes the little man poops. Sometimes more than once <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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DD loves naked time... we call it "naked butt time". After reading this thread, I decided to give DD some naked time... and she promptly peed all over me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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when ds was about 3mo, i took him outta the shower, wrapped him in a towel and was holding him on my lap in the LR when my little bro started laughing and i noticed pee streaming across the LR in a beautiful rainbow style from ds.
 

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jason has at least 4 hours naked time<br>
2 in the morning with babysitter<br>
2 in evening with me<br><br>
He peed on me so many times......not a big deal he is a baby!
 
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