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Just ... be prepared. Ds is 6 and I'm pretty tired of the nudity too, but I gave up on it as a battle when I found out how much power struggle it involves to get a kid dressed if they want to be naked! Avoiding unneccessary power struggles is a cornerstone of my parenting strategy (and my sanity!) so I gave it up. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">
 

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Sigh....Our big problem is that we are moving in with the inlaws next month, so constant nudity might become more of an issue. Its not that they mind *some* nakedness, but I doubt they will like non-stop nudie boys :LOL Right now we are "practicing" wearing clothes for a few hours a day so it won't be such a big adjustment <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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What about garage sale-ing for some cool costumes and dress-up clothes?<br><br>
Or have them paint/tie dye/whatever some shirts or shorts-if they did it themselves, would they want to wear them?<br><br>
Or help them build a really cool fort that they want to be in all day so you don't have to see it all the time... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
Good luck!
 

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We pretty much insist on panties for dd most of the time. She's had a few episodes of dirt & other things irritating her backside, and I usually remind her she doesn't want her bum to get irritated by the carpet, grass, whatever & she needs to wear panties, LOL.
 

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Oh I am so tired of the nudity too. Whenever A. gets the chance he's wriggling out of his pants. It wouldn't be so annoying if he didn't spend most of the time fiddling with himself.<br>
I try to encourage him to leave the room if he wants to play with himself but he never does. Mostly I just try to enforce an underwear-on policy... but somedays I'm just too tired to keep up the fight.
 

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i have no advice but plenty of sympathy. my son has recently decided that being naked nearly 24/7 is a wonderful idea. we think otherwise. cant wait until this phase passes,which i hope is quickly. did i mention he is not yet using the potty?? sigh.
 

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I assume that the people saying that they are just sitting around in "only a tanktop" or "just a t-shirt" aren't completely naked otherwise. :LOL but they may be.<br><br>
Yes, keeping the home cool helps convince my ds to keep his clothes on... for awhile at least. What unnerves me most about "naked time" is continually worrying about what gift they'll leave you on the floor. If you have hardwood/vinyl/tile flooring, it's not really a big deal to clean, but if you have carpet ...EGADS!<br><br>
Perfect use of <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/moon.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="moon">
 

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Maybe designate one area as okay for them to run around naked in (like the bedrooms)... tell them it is fine if they want to remove all their clothes but only in that one area of the house. In other places they must at least wear underwear/diaper.<br><br>
You could try starting a "no pants, no service" policy for the kitchen at least.<br><br>
Good luck.
 

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I had to smile at this thread ! My boys (now ages 9 and 7) never had a problem being naked, esp. when they were younger. But then nakedness has never been a big issue in our household. We just have never had a problem with it. Both boys always sleep in the nude too. So none of that has ever been a problem for us in any way, shape, or form. I guess what I am saying is that I can't really relate to it being a big deal.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I had to smile at this thread ! My boys (now ages 9 and 7) never had a problem being naked, esp. when they were younger. But then nakedness has never been a big issue in our household. We just have never had a problem with it. Now in the summer we host naked pool parties at our house, so there are always naked adults and kids around, of both genders and all ages. Both boys always sleep in the nude too. Also, the boys often have co-ed sleepovers, and the girls who stay over with them are often naked too (yes, before you say anything, their parents know and are OK with it). So none of that has ever been a problem for us in any way, shape, or form. I guess what I am saying is that I can't really relate to it being a big deal.</div>
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<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush"> hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm no sleep overs at your house then! lol.
 

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It's not even the actual NUDITY that bothers me so much as the battle to get them dressed before we go anywhere. One more battle that I just don't need!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I had to smile at this thread ! My boys (now ages 9 and 7) never had a problem being naked, esp. when they were younger. But then nakedness has never been a big issue in our household. We just have never had a problem with it. Now in the summer we host naked pool parties at our house, so there are always naked adults and kids around, of both genders and all ages. Both boys always sleep in the nude too. Also, the boys often have co-ed sleepovers, and the girls who stay over with them are often naked too (yes, before you say anything, their parents know and are OK with it). So none of that has ever been a problem for us in any way, shape, or form. I guess what I am saying is that I can't really relate to it being a big deal.</div>
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I really think you could get into legal trouble for this.
 

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No kidding. I'm have absolutely no problem with nudity, but that seems....strange to say the least.<br><br><br>
ETA: I'm not sure I'm buying this. Seems a little farfetched to me. How many people would have no problem with their girls sleeping naked at someone else house, much less with other boys?
 

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:LOL<br><br>
I just had to share this.<br><br>
Yesterday, my 2yo ds had just gotten out of the bath and he wasn't dressed yet. He was too busy running around all over the house. I went outside to do something in the garden and he followed me out there. We live on a 1/2 acre, so the neighbors aren't too close. I went about doing what I had to do. In just a few minutes I look up because someone is driving up the street and they stopped in front of my house. I looked at dh and said oh-oh...where's ds? We both looked towards the street, and there he was....butt naked standing in the middle of the street! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nut.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nut"> Dh went out to retrieve him. The guy in the truck rolled down his window and laughed and said he wished he could get away with that. :LOL
 

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My 28 yr old autistic bro is naked ALL. DAY. LONG. (he had 6 brain surgeries too.) so yes I get tired of it. But when I see him smile and flap his arms and SAY ”butt naked yyyyaaaayyyyy” I just hug and say yes you are. I love him so much.
 
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