I'm prompted to write about this issue when I received my weekly updates from Baby Center last couple of days. The article talked about toddlers and how keen they are to explore their bodies at this stage. Including their genitals.
To cut story short, it made me realize that the little guy is growing up. He's beginning to notice stuff around him. I'm sure it won't be long before he starts asking me question about his 'bird bird' and stuff. Being an only child, he might not know all about the differences between a girl and a boy yet, except for the stuff that his momma has been teaching him. Like girls can put on makeup, but boys can't. Girls can wear tudung, but boys can't. And so on.
Being with a small kid, I guess it's only common that parents will bathe with them. However, now that the little guy is a toddler and starting to identify stuff and try to understand them, we feel it's only right that we cover up in front of him. I know there are mixed feelings about this issue among parents. But as a Muslim, it is important that we know hukum before we do anything. Right? Correct me if I'm wrong. Even when we're alone in the shower, we're asked to cover up with cloth. Apa lagi depan anak yang dah mula berfikir kan?
Bukan apa, at this age, nanti dia start tanya " Mama apa tu? Apa ni?" Susah pulak nak explain kan! Haha! Anyway, I've also heard that in order to make anak dengar kata, among other things, make them wear kain basah in shower too. And never let them run around naked! As young as possible.
So what's your take in this issue?