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How much privacy?

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  • **Jennifer** **Jennifer**'s Avatar 08-12-08 | 12:49 PM
  • You guys will probably think this is silly but here is my question...I have 3 children. Garrett will be 8 in October, Jake 4 this week and Shelby is almost 5 months. When I am changing her diaper, giving her a bath the boys come in to talk to me, talk to her etc. How much privacy does she need at this point? Not really her, I know she is oblivious but how much should the boys see at this age? At what point should they stop seeing each other without clothes?
  • 2babygirls 2babygirls's Avatar 08-12-08 | 01:33 PM
  • Personally, I don't think it matters if siblings see each others' naked bodies. They need to know girl parts are different than boy parts and if you don't make a deal about it they won't. I'd start giving the boys privacy from their sister when they start asking for it.

    My girls know what a penis is...its hard to avoid that question when the horses stick out the monster sized thing to pee.
Thank you 2babygirls!
**Jennifer** (08-13-08)
  • Laurie Laurie's Avatar 08-12-08 | 01:33 PM
  • Oh boy I am in the same situation and I never considered it! If they close the door in the bathroom, I never let the others barge in.

    But all of mine share the same bath
    They don't really seem to care one bit about each other's private parts, except to laugh at butt humor every now and then.

    I am interested in what everyone else thinks!
Thank you Laurie!
**Jennifer** (08-13-08)
  • Heidi1361 Heidi1361's Avatar 08-12-08 | 02:03 PM
  • Hmmm.... I'd probably just take my cues from them.

    At this point she certainly doesn't CARE, and I don't think there's ANYTHING wrong with an older brother seeing his baby/toddler sister naked!!

    At some point, they'll start being more modest... and she will too. And then you could enforce the "if the door's closed, always knock first" rule.
Thank you Heidi1361!
**Jennifer** (08-13-08)
  • 3Princes 08-12-08 | 03:19 PM
  • I think the boys will need privacy first... and by then she'll be potty trained and it will be less of an issue. I agree with the knock first rule.

    I think it's ok for them to see her naked in the bath, especially if you don't make a big deal out of it and answer questions when they come up. I know Josh was kind of interested in Matthew's privates -- and I forget why but he was trying to touch his pee pee. I thinkWe took that as a time to tell him that your pee pee and butt are private parts, and you don't touch someone else's private parts. More importantly, you also don't let anyone touch your private parts either.
Thank you 3Princes!
**Jennifer** (08-13-08)

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