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Do your boys wear underwear with shorts or swimsuits when going swimming

Since it will soon be summer I was wondering what other moms have their sons wear to swim. I grew up in family of girls so no brothers to remember if they wore underwear when swimming or not. My friends son last year just wore shorts and underwear to birthday swim party but wanted to get other mothers thoughts or what you have your boys wear. Thanks

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Asked by clb78 at 7:49 PM on Mar. 16, 2011 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • No underwear. It's not comfortable, and my oldest wears boxers anyway. The swim trunks I buy them always come with mesh 'undies' that keeps everything where it needs to be.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 7:52 PM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • yeah

    Answer by letstalk747 at 8:00 PM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • No with bathing suit , yes with shorts . Mine wears boxer briefs ;)

    Answer by Ashley12231122 at 8:00 PM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • Oh, just caught the shorts part - yes, definitely with shorts.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 8:05 PM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • Most swim trunks have a mesh liner in them, but if he is just wearing shorts because we didn't bring a suit then he leaves the underwear on too.

    Answer by aeneva at 8:06 PM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • No underwear with swim trunks. Would you wear underwear under your swimsuit?
    Under regular shorts, yes.
    We had a pool in our back yard so my son has several pair of swim trunks and that's what he swims in and usually wears when playing in the sprinkler, etc. Sometimes he just wears them out to play.

    Answer by justanotherjen at 8:33 PM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • I have three brothers and a lot of boy cousins.. I don't think they ever wore underwear

    Answer by febmom007 at 8:37 PM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • Yes with shorts but bathing suits have a little mesh lining in it already so no need for underwear.

    Answer by Peajewel at 9:33 PM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • Not if the bathing suit has the mesh lining, but some board shorts don' my son would wear underwear with board shorts.

    Answer by slw123 at 10:01 PM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • No, mine doesn't wear underwear with his swim suit. With shorts, of course he does. He mostly wears boxer briefs.
    We were at an indoor waterpark over the weekend and I saw a boy wearing underwear under his, I could see the waistband from the undies sticking up out of his trunks. I kind of wondered if that was something people do on purpose or if he had simply forgotten to take his off. lol.

    Answer by JonesMama at 10:48 PM on Mar. 16, 2011

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