Kelly Wallace, CNN. Kelly Wallace is CNN's digital correspondent and editor-at-large covering family, career and life. She is a mom of two girls.
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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.
Yes, getting undressed and running around naked is perfectly normal toddler behavior. It's just one way toddlers assert their independence and show they have their own opinions and abilities. It can also be a sign that your toddler is ready to start potty training. It doesn't take long for a determined toddler to become adept at undressing. Sometimes it's cute, but other times it's frustrating or awkward, especially when you're out in public or have guests. It's fine to indulge your toddler's desire to run around with bare buns when it's appropriate. But it's important to start teaching him that bodies are private, and he must wear clothes around other people. So how do you get a reluctant toddler to cooperate?
By Dawn Yanek November 15, So why does your toddler seem like he wants to audition for the next instalment of Magic Mike? There are a few likely explanations. First up: sensory issues. Temperature can also be an issue, especially at night. Kids often run hotter than adults, but parents are so worried about kids being cold that they end up overdressing them. By stripping, toddlers are simply getting cool—and telling us to lay off the layers and the toasty temps. Aside from keeping your cool, you can get your child more involved in the dressing process.