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Is It Normal That My Toddler Loves To Undress?

Having a toddler can be very challenging, but at the same time it is so much fun and is the most precious time that you will spend with your child. Toddlers go through phases so fast, and it does not matter how bad it gets it only lasts a short period of time, and it gets easier as they get older.

Being a mom to two wonderful kids myself I have learned a lot when it comes to toddlers undressing. I spent the last two years of my life researching toddler behavior, sensory issues and the reasons why toddlers love to undress. I read every book and article available about this issue. All of them had the same theory that this is the phase when toddlers love to show off their independence and they stick to undressing themselves because that is the way to get a lot of attention. My advice would be not to make a big deal about it and to know it will pass. In my case, it lasted a little less than two years. Every child is different and depending on your child circumstances it could last much shorter. If you are still skeptical and you think that there could be more to it, speak with your child’s pediatrician at your next visit.

Just to be completely clear it is completely normal for a toddler to love to undress and to love to run around naked. This skill is usually mastered between the age of 12 months and 18 months of age. Some kids will do it for a couple of months some may be obsessed with it for a little longer but it is completely normal. My son will turn three years old in two days and he just stopped undressing. He started undressing just before he turned 18 months of age. My daughter used to do it too but it was much easier with her because she used to love to sit on her potty after she would undress and we did not have too many accidents with her. My son, on the other hand, does not have the patience to sit on his potty at all (he preferred to run around till an accident happens or till we catch him and put his clothes on.  

That was the reason that I designed strip-free rompers, just to catch a break during the day. I have simply decided no matter what I am not staying home all day long at the house and cleaning after my toddler when he removes his diaper and makes a mess. Let's be honest we all know what I am talking about. I am a stay at home mom and anyone who stayed at home with a child knows how much free time you usually get with a two-year-old—None! You are lucky if your toddler takes a nap and you get a couple of hours for yourself. 

If you don’t like the idea of back zipper rompers, which I can understand, please do not use duct tape. This can be very dangers and it can be viewed as child abuse. There are so many other clothes out there that will prevent your little one from undressing. Some of the other solutions are safety pins which are out of style and so dangerous that I cannot even begin to explain. In the case of using safety pins to keep your toddler dressed be aware that these pins can get undone and poke your child, also your child could take them off and it could potentially become a choking hazard.

I would love to hear your takes after reading this article. Please take a time to let me know if you are a mom and if you have this issue with your toddler and how you deal with it.

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  • Hi, thanks for the blog, i have a 19months old son and he don’t like the time i have to stress him up is a fight alway but he leaves the cloth after all, when we are at home I prefer leave him without pants because his starting sitting at potty, but anyways accident had happened I just trying to be patient and hopping he will be better ?


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