His 2-year-old daughter, Stella, completely naked, jumps on an unmade motel bed, joy blooming across her face. You may have even posted a photo just like it of your own kid. Or maybe you shared a snapshot of your little one, frolicking outside, lifting her dress — in that unselfconscious way every toddler does. Neumann, a professional photographer, posted these and more on Instagram. Many of the ensuing comments were profanity-laced. The nude photos are gross and disturbing. He accompanies each photo with his original Instagram caption — usually with the hashtag dadlife — and a comment from a complete stranger.
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There are several reasons why young children usually ages two to four love to let it all hang out. For starters, being naked just plain feels good. Plus, toddlers relish showing off a newly acquired skill — undressing. Shedding their clothes is also a way of asserting control and testing boundaries a common theme these days, in case you haven't noticed. By taking off the outfit you painstakingly put on, your little streaker is sending the message: "You might be able to dress me, Mom, but you can't keep me that way! Like many other frustrating toddler behaviors, this, too, will one day be a distant memory except for that stack of adorable nudie photos you can use to embarrass him when he's a teenager. The more you make a fuss, the more your child will insist on going bare-butt. Instead, be patient and try these tips:. Say yes sometimes. When temperatures and circumstances allow, let your child be naked if he wants.
But when is it okay for kids to see their parents naked — and how old is too old? At what point can hanging around in your birthday suit with the fam have some sort of an impact on your child? Probably not. When kids are older, all that parental nudity can bring confusion. Lisa Lewis, a board-certified pediatrician and author of Feed the Baby Hummus. No surprise there — the tweens we know are pretty uncomfortable about… most things.