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In public I wouldnt let my son go naked, in our back yard in the pool he has tuns of times, he is 2 as well but in saying that I wouldn't bat an eyelash at a 2 year old naked at the beach.
We live on the QLD coast too but my kids have never been swimming naked. To many people with phones etc that I don't trust not to film my child. Maybe I am just paranoid or over protective.
However our beach is pretty deserted. When theres a beach full of people NO WAY. Howver wouldnt care if i saw named kids. Being naked is so natural & id honestly go naked more often if there wasnt so many judgemental people in the world.
I will never understand why you would show your child genitals to the world? What if someone takes a picture or has other horrible thoughts? The child can't defend itself.
Let them go naked in the backyard but put some clothes on in public!
Sorry, too many dirty perverts out there for my liking these days. So would have to say I'm against this. Just my opinion.
Hi there, I have no problem with seeing a child naked and having a fun little splash and It's each parents choice for sure, but I am so paranoid with my own kids. My husband was a lifeguard for four years during uni and the amount of filthy perverts they caught or called the police on due to filming/taking photos of children was shocking.
Dark-skinned tones are just as susceptible to the dangers of UV rays as fair. As lon as you're protecting them from the sun, if nudity is what you do, do it. Just watch for pervos.
I'm from the QLD coast too. Yes, it's 100% normal here maybe your sister is just used to where ever she's from? The only reason my daughter wears swimmers, rashie, hat is because we are lilly white and burn to a crisp! We can't really have spur of the moment swims. Do what you want to do, I give no judgement or second thought to a little nudie in the surf. You're just lucky you can do it :)
And yeah how lucky are we?! Hehe best place to raise kids
I think I'm a bit like you OP. Let them be free while they still can be. I live on the wa coast and it's not uncommon to be the only person on the beach around here, and if there are others then some perve with a phone pointed directly at someones kid is going to stand out.
If you can carry suncream you can carry undies. Your butt cheeks are extremely vunerable to melenomas because they don't usually see much sun. Go to bryon......the parents sometimes go nude too
We do have undies and swimmers in the car always but some days in summer we can go to 4 different beach trips.
I was only asking cos I thought it was normal and my sister got so full on up about it - I was curious via all I see at the beach/lagoons here is naked toddlers.
But I can see now it's a divided topic :) fair enough i was just curious
Wow well I guess I am the weird mom. I live in America and have no issue with my kids that are 3 and under being naked at the beach or lake. I get looks sometimes and that’s fine. I guess I take the ancient approach, it was only a little over a couple hundred years ago that children under 3 never really wore clothes at all. Just look up some paintings. I’m sure there where perverts then too. Actually they where probably harder to spot then, then they are now. Plus it’s not like I am leaving my kid alone naked with a bunch of strangers. I am right there watching and trust me if anyone did anything inappropriate it would be easily spotted and I would confront it immediately. I think this is acually why people are so against it. It’s not a pervert or sun exposure. It’s there own uncomfortableness about it. Like they don’t know if they should look or not. While my answer to that is get over it. After about 5 min you don’t even notice it anymore and start to see that a nudity booty is not that big of a deal
I have i a son of that goes naked all the time at the beach but we stopped that when he was 3 years old the kidloves it. just make sure you put him in undies by age 3. So that way he will understand the real world. Oh and before doing potty training it is a great idea so he pees in the ocean.and no diapers needed until we leave the beach.