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Old Jun 23, '12, 6:35 pm
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17 months is still a baby, so that's fine. My son is 3 and he sometimes is in the room, when I change, or he comes in with me in the bathroom.

My DD is 8, I haven't changed in front of her completely for a few years. She sees me in my undergaments. DS1 I guess until DD was born at age 3 came into the bathroom with me frequently.

All have seen me nursing the baby.

We believe in modesty, so parading around undressed is not allowed, but occasionally inadvertant nudity is nothing we make a big deal about.
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I asked nearly the same question on a parenting forum, and I got tons of anwers. I would say about 90% of them said you should start covering up when either one of you starts to feel uncomfortable about it.

Within our family, we are very relaxed about nudity. We actually will go wandering around the house naked. Outside of the family, among members of the opposite sex at least, we are very modest. DH won't even take off his shirt to go swimming!

There is also a huge cultural gap when it comes to nudity. Americans tend to be on the prudish end of the spectrum. Scandinavians, on the other hand...
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There is also a huge cultural gap when it comes to nudity. Americans tend to be on the prudish end of the spectrum. Scandinavians, on the other hand...
The Asian view of nudity tends to be somewhat varied though.
For instance, the idea of going to a public bath is an alien one to Filipinos whereas it is acceptable to the Japanese.
But, both the Japanese and the Filipinos are generally speaking, more prudish as far as the view on nudity is concerned. Last time I checked, Koreans are not that much into public baths as well.
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Default Re: Nudity Around Your Kids

It depends on the parents, and as mentioned in previous posts, some views are cultural. My family background is a mix of mainly Western/Central European ancestries.

I grew up in a household that was all female with the exception of my father. Growing up, we rarely saw him naked. My mother did not have too many issues with nudity but confined it mainly to the bathroom, the tub, and perhaps wrapping a towel around one's self to go get dressed in a bedroom. My sister is a bit less modest compared to myself who is more self conscious about what we each look like without clothes on but with her having 1 son and 1 daughter perhaps she approaches things differently compared to our mother who had 2 daughters.
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I asked nearly the same question on a parenting forum, and I got tons of anwers. I would say about 90% of them said you should start covering up when either one of you starts to feel uncomfortable about it.
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Oh, I'd certainly agree with that! Good and plain advice there!
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