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Kids and Nudity: When Is It Appropriate For Parents To Be Naked With Their Kids?

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Wow, this is a hard question!

When should a parent trade in their birthday suit for a bathing suit when taking a bath with their kids?

Here's what our friends at Babble have to say on the subject:

"Yesterday I explained why I climbed into a bathtub fully clothed with Vivi. What I didn’t explain was why I didn’t strip down to my birthday suit before climbing into the tub. In a comment left by NudeDude (the name says it all), he wondered why I even bothered with a swimsuit and didn’t just climb into the tub fully naked. He raises an interesting question that my wife and I have struggled with (and I use the word “struggled” liberally here) while raising both of our daughters. My wife and I have not always seen eye to eye on that question, but we have both taken our stances and we have supported each other in our respective decisions. And really what I mean by being supportive is that my wife puts up with my decision that my kids don’t get to see me naked. EVER. Every family seems to have a different approach to this little subject. As NudeDude put it:

Clothed? Bathing suit? What’s the point? Is there a problem with being nude with young kids? My wife and I take turns showering our daughter. It’s all nudity. I know that at some point we’ll have to stop it, and probably my wife can continue for longer than I should, but surely there’s an age where it’s OK to be nude with your child?

First off, it is all nudity and everybody approaches nudity differently….."

Ch-ch-check out the rest of the article at Babble!

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