My daughter will be turning 3 this Saturday and up to now we have always had a very free spirit in our house. What I mean by that is that we never close my daughter out of the bathroom whenever we are going potty or taking a shower. Not even my husband. We have never made any issues about nakedness because we didn't want to draw attention to something that was not getting her attention in the first place. Never the less, she is starting to be a little curious about my husbands protruding part. We have explained that daddy is a boy and that she and mommy are girls with different body parts. However, I think it's time to start restricting her from the bathroom when my husband is going potty or taking a shower. I want to handle it gently and not just suddently say "you can't go in ther because daddy doesn't have any clothes on. She would not understand this sudden restriction. Any thoughts on how to handle it gently?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 1:02 AM on Aug. 13, 2009 in General Parenting
Personally, I think you should tell her she shouldn't walk into the bathroom on anyone, because it's a private place, and it's not polite. That would be taking the attention away from what you are actually trying to keep her from, but teaching her not to just barge into the restroom on anyone.
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Answer by H91king at 8:36 AM on Aug. 13, 2009
lol! i had to laugh when you mentioned her curiosity of his "protruding part". Funny! We also did not have any issues w/ nudity, my daughter will STILL walk in on me when I'm pooping. But, she also knows she cannot do this w/ anyone else. She's not an idiot.
But, to answer your question that is solely up to you. I had a friend who grew up w/ here dad always being naked around the house (they were super hippies). she said she was older when he stopped, she was like 9 or 10 & she still remembers it. She is a normal happy woman now too, she was not scarred at all. My daughter was around 3 when her dad started feeling uncomfortable about it. I don't think we even mentioned a reason why. I just said "daddy is in the bathroom, you'll have to wait" She still sees me naked all the time though. We have had the pubic hair talk & she knows it will happen to her too eventually. No biggie there.
Answer by samurai_chica at 8:43 AM on Aug. 13, 2009
I know where you are coming from. instead of saying daddy is naked don't go in there just say daddy is going potty, daddy is taking a shower he will be right out. I too never made a big issue out of my kids seeing me naked (they are boys) I always felt that if you made a big issue out of something it just makes them MORE curious. Just tell her then when people are in the bathroom we leave them alone. that the bathroom is private time
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