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Hi everyone. I was just after your opinion. My husband and I and our 2 littlies, often have a bath together. We have a large spa bath and probably twice a week or so, we will all hop in together and have a bath. We have a 2 and a half year old daughter and a 16 month old son. I just wondered what everyone's opinion of appropriateness this is. We always go in naked. Should we think about stopping this now our daughter is 2 and a half or do you think it's ok?
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Sunday, 10 October 2010 9:03 a.m.
Thursday, 14 October 2010 4:54 a.m.
Totally fine I think. I have no problem with my DDs 3 and 6 seeing me naked.
However, my DH WILL NOT go naked around our children because he was abused when he was younger and lives with the fear that "people" will assume that because he was abused, he will be an abuser. So once they hit about 18 months, that was it - no more seeing Dad naked. I respect his feelings and we don't make a big deal of it.
As long as your kids are happy and you are comfortable, then it's all good :-)
Monday, 11 October 2010 6:16 a.m.
Hey thanks everyone for your response. Guess we will be having a bath tonight without wondering about it. Cool - that's put my mind at rest. Thanks
Monday, 11 October 2010 3:43 a.m.
I dont find anything wrong with it unless, like others have said, the child doesnt want to.
Mum has photos of my Dad bathing with me and my siblings (4 of us in total) - in one i must be about 1-2 so the rest would be 3, 5 and 7 (and in hindsight, it was probably to give my mum 5 minutes of peace!)
It was never a shocker to see mum or dad wander into the lounge butt naked to get clothes off the drying horse - although, I think dad stopped this long before mum did.
Do what is comfortable for you and your family :)
Sunday, 10 October 2010 10:44 p.m.
I agree with everyone else - wouldn't worry about it! We have three daughters aged 7, 5 and 2 and they still have showers/bath with either my hubby or I occassionally. I think if one of them started expressing awkwardness about it then would respect that but otherwise it's just 'family'.
Sunday, 10 October 2010 9:22 p.m.
In my view it's fine. If one of your children expressed concern that they no longer wanted to do it, then that's the time to reconsider, but otherwise I don't see any issues with it. While our DD doesn't bath with either of us often, she sees us naked every day when we get out of the shower. She's 2.
Sunday, 10 October 2010 8:19 p.m.
I think it's totally fine. In our family being naked so long as we were with the family was considered just fine at any age, although to be honest I don't recall seeing my father naked - but he's a very private person unlike my mum.
Sunday, 10 October 2010 11:13 a.m.
agree with other posters! nothing wrong with it at this stage, i mean the whole family is there, and it some ways its kind of nice/fun for the kids to get to have a bath with the parents! i'd probably start finding it a bit 'funny' once they're over 5yrs, but 2.5yrs and 16mths definately nothing inappropiate about that =)
Sunday, 10 October 2010 11:11 a.m.
I don't see any problem either, I occasionally share a shower with my eldest (8), or more likely now he'll get in as I get out. Nudity within the family isn't really an issue. If any member of the family started to feel uncomfortable about it then it would be time to stop I suppose. And remember communal bathing is the norm in many places.
Sunday, 10 October 2010 10:10 a.m.
I wouldn't have any concerns about bathing naked with children of this age. My eldest is almost 7 and still occassionally sees us naked and it's not a big deal.
Sunday, 10 October 2010 9:32 a.m.
I think it's totally fine. I would just keep doing it until one of the children said they wanted to bathe alone. I don't think there is anything wrong with it, especially because the whole family is there.
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