The Naked Truth | Why I’m Ok Being Naked In Front Of My Kids

Yes, it’s definitely all right. Surely, what matters more is how you feel about it, right?

Robyn is coming up to that age now where she is paying much more attention to whether she or anyone else has clothes on. She has started to develop a sense of herself as a separate person, which includes a being aware of what he body does and doesn’t have. This includes other peoples bodies too. I can remember Olivia doing the same when she was around this age. The fascination soon wears off though.

The question is, am I comfortable with my kids seeing me naked? Yes, absolutely! I would like to think we are very open with nudity, I see it as a way to teach my children to accept and take pride in their own bodies and to show that bodies come in all different shapes and sizes. I am however aware of the other side of the argument. Some parents feel it’s really only okay for their kids to see the body of the parent of the same sex and then there are the ones who think any nudity in front of their kids is wrong.

With that thought In mind, Is there a cut off point? Is there an age where you should stop being naked in front of your children? If there is, what age should that be?

To be honest, I’m not sure there is an exact age. At the moment we still able to prance from the shower to the bedroom without a towel on and they are utterly oblivious to anything going on around them. However, what happens when they see me in the shower and start to point at my gentleman bits or Rachel’s lady parts? What do I do then? Is it at that point is wise to cover up? I’m not sure that’s the way I want to deal with it. Surely it’s better to teach them things like honour closes doors, what things we don’t do in front of others and which parts of your bodies are private. Taking this approach or a similar one fits in better with my open and honest approach to parenting.

If they point to a part of my body or in Robyn case, poke it. I’m going to take the approach that I’ve always taken when it comes to parenting, I’m going, to be honest. I’m going to explain what it is and what it’s used for. I’m going to explain what a boy has this and a girl has it because what’s the point in lying? There’s no point in saying anything but the truth? For me, it’s all about making that information age appropriate.

It’s the same approach that made me utter the phrase poorly penis when explaining to Olivia why she couldn’t claim on my knee after I’d had my vasectomy. After explaining that Daddy’s penis was poorly, that was all she needed to know and didn’t try to claim on my me again until I said it was ok.

Privacy may be different in your house, depending on the ages of your children, your culture, and your beliefs but in our house, we walk from the shower to the bedroom without a towel. So until the girls get to an age where I feel like I need to cover up we will continue to bare all, wobbly bums included.

What is privacy like in your house? What are your views on being naked around your children? Let me know in the comments below

Categories: Life and Parenting

12 replies

  1. Interesting topic and one that I probably haven’t got to deal with for a while yet. Of course at this stage, with Isabelle being 9 months old, she doesn’t care or notice. But of course, there possibly is an age where there’s a cut off. But I dare say that’s culture dependant. In terms of our western culture, walking around naked when your child is 15 is probably slightly weird, but in other places they wouldn’t care. It’s all about what works for the family and like you said, it’s about being open and honest.

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  2. We’re very open about nudity in our home; we have a big family bathroom, so our sons see us naked frequently, and yes they ask questions and yes we answer them honestly. The human body is nothing to be ashamed of.

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  3. Difficult to see an alternative when your toddler won’t let you shower without then being in the room (well I guess you could smell more but this will probably do more harm to the kids tbh)

    Never really occurred to our family that it could be an issue

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  4. Haha! Privacy what’s that then with children it doesn’t exist I’m ok with it but there is a cut off point I guess we just know when good read Thank you for linking to #Thatfridaylinky please come back next week

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  5. My kids see my husband and I naked. When we’re in the shower, walking from the shower to the bedroom, when we’re getting dressed in our bedroom. I have no problem with them seeing us naked. Thanks for joining in with #ThatFridayLinky


  6. We’re the same as you. It is natural to for them to be curious. Our eldest (4) has recently asked the husband what his bits are and why are they different to hers. We told her that boys have willys and girls don’t. She accepted it and carried on with her day! 😀

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  7. 100% agree with your open and honest approach to parenting. There is no right or wrong answer as with about 99% of parenting. Outside of the obvious things like, don’t beat your kids or give them drugs, fairly obvious, then parenting is a free for all!
    I also don’t believe in age limits etc. They’re a load of shit! My 5 year old will be massively different to the next 5 year old, we should never be lumping together a whole age groups and making one rule for all of them, they’re all developing at different speeds. I’d think it’s your parenting expertise of your own children to know when the right time is to start and/or stop certain things.
    Me and my girls used to have play fights, wrestling and all sorts a few years back. they then matured a little and are now young women and now neither side would feel comfortable rolling around on the floor wrestling. It wasn’t a specific age it was a natural change that happened with parental instinct.
    Great post, although please do keep your wobbling arse out of it when we meet up, at least until we’ve had 3 or 4 beers! 🙂

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    • I can’t promise anything 😂 It comes everywhere with me. It’s kinda hard to miss. Thanks for commenting matey. It’s nice to talk to someone who doesn’t over complicate parenting. I see it all to often. People over think it and think by sheltering their kids from certain information and truths that they’re somehow protecting them and the truth Is, they’re going to find out one way or anything. With the internet at our finger tips it’s easier accessible. I’d rather it come from my mouth rather than someone else’s


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