What Should My 12 Year Old Boy Wear To Bed?

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Tess Langley answered
There is no real strict rule for what a 12-year-old boy should be wearing for bed. At 12 years-old, they most likely have a strong opinion of what clothes they do and do not like to wear, and this is probably the same when it comes to bedtime.

If the 12 year-old wants to wear his favorite pair of shorts and tee-shirt to bed then there is little point in saying no. It will keep him happy and is certainly doing no harm. However if he has no real opinion on what he wants to wear for bed then you have a little more scope. The best type of clothes for bed are obviously pajamas - as this is what they are designed for.

The material in pajamas are very soft and so very comfortable. This soft material ensures a good night's sleep and also keeps the child warm in the colder hours of the night. However if it is summer and you live somewhere very humid then there is no real harm in the child sleeping in only some short bottoms or his underwear.

He is likely to get a better night's sleep if he is at a decent temperature than be sweating away in a full pajama set. Pajamas can be found in most clothes stores and will be in the children's section along with the day wear clothes. It would be a good idea to take your 12 year-old with you when you shop for them. This way he can choose exactly what he wants to wear and so is more likely to wear it when he gets home.
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I'm also 12 years old. At home I sleep nude but when ihave a sleepover I wear boxers. Besides kids move from tidywidys to briefs to boxers so get him some boxer so he don't get embarrased in gym. Anyway if he wants to sleep naked let him!!!just get a bathrobe to cover up. If he wants to wear boxers let him..
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I am 13 and I wear only boxers, sometimes if it is hot out I'll go nude:)
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Anonymous answered
Let him wear breifs or boxers or if he feels fine in the nude I am 12 and sleep in the nude if he does sleep nude put a bathrobe or cloths by his bed good luck
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Erica answered
Wearing boxers or underwear to bed, totally normal at that age.
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I'm 14 and I have worn boxers for a few years. When I sleep over friends house or they come here we all wear boxers and go shirtless. It is comfortable. I hope I helped.
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Face the fact that your little boy is growing up, he will be a teenager very soon. Let him make his own decision on what to wear (or not) to bed.
He needs a little freedom of personal choice.
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All these comments have definitely been a help. I guess I'm having a hard time accepting the fact that he IS growing up. We sat down and talked about it this morning before he left for school. He asked me why I can sleep in my underwear, but he can't sleep in his since he's not a little boy anymore. I realized at that point that he was right (don't ya hate it when your kids are right? ) Sometimes being a single parent is a little on the tough side.
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Um well in the privacy of his own room I think he can wear anything he pleases but yes of course he should wear a bathrobe or something if he leaves his room.
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I agree with you. As stated below, I guess I'm just having a hard time accepting the fact that he IS growing up.
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I work with a youth group for middle school students called Wyldlife.  It is the junior version of the better known group for high school kids called Young Life.  The kids attend a weekly session of games and fellowship called Club.  

One activity is where every week a group of kids and leaders do a surprise wake up call on one of the students and take them out to breakfast. The wake up is filmed and shown at club or put on the chapter website.  

What all this has to do with your 12 year old is that in the several years we've been waking up 11, 12, 13 and 14 year olds, I don't recall ever seeing a boy who still wore pajamas to bed.  

Boys that age sleep in some kind of shorts (boxers, basketball shorts, gym shorts etc.).

Boys also sleep completely bare chested.  We've probably awakened about 24 boys over the last several years and not one has been wearing a shirt of any type in bed.

Your son wanting to sleep in underwear at 12 instead of pajamas is understandable.
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12 is old enough for him to decide for himself what he wants to wear to bed.  You as the parent can of course make him wear what you want as long as he lives under your roof, but this is an area where you should probably let him make his own choice.

According to cotton marketing research, boxer shorts are the most popular sleep attire for boys in your son's age range, so it would not be unusual for him to sleep in his underwear.

Research also shows that among boys in the 9 to 12 year old age group, slightly over 50% usually sleep shirtless. By age 13, 2 thirds sleep without a shirt and by 18, 80% of males sleep bare chested.
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Let him wear what ever he wants I'm 12 and wear boxers to bed ,school ,and evry day so and I do sleep with a shirt on so there is nothing to worry about.hope this helped
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I'm 12 years old and I wear boxers in bed.
I usually also walk around house in my boxers.

When I sleep over friends house or they come here we all wear boxers.
No one wears whitey tideys in our school
if you did I don't know what would happen in gym.

But yeah,
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I'm 15 and I have worn boxers for a few years.  I changed when I went on a school trip and the 2 people I shared a room with all wore boxers so I looked a bit stupid. Now when ever I sleep over a friends house I always wear boxers (and so do they).  Very few people in my year at school (year 10) still wear pyjamas in fact I don't know anyone that does, honestly I think that you should allow him to wear what ever he wants after all if he is more comfortable just wearing boxers then let him.  Hope this helps !!!!
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Whatever he finds most comfortable to sleep in.  And if that proves to be is birthday suit, well why not?  Our kids haven't worn a stitch in bed since they were dry at night, and they don't seem to have come to ny harm.
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I've lifted my restrictions on his bedroom attire. He had a couple of friends stay over a few weeks ago. When I told them they needed to get ready for bed, they (my son and his two friends) ambushed me, questioning why I wouldn't let my son sleep in his underwear. I should note that his two friends came into the living room in their underwear, while my son was wearing his pj's.

I decided that it wasn't worth debating anymore. He and his friends made their point.
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He should wear what ever he wants. If he wants to walk around in his underwear then let him.
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I sleep in my boxers and I am 12 years old, they are so comfortable and I can sleep better because you do not feel to enclosed
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If he wants to wear underwear to bed let him!! Lots of boys wear underwear to bed! Just make sure they are boxers!!!!!! My brother wears boxers and a shirt to bed!! So if he likes it let him!!
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Well, I'm a twelve year old boy and I sleep in boxers. Sometimes I wear a shirt, sometimes not. When I sleep over at a friend's house, or a friend sleeps over at mine, they do the same thing. You are the parent, you can tell your kid what to do.
BUT! At this age, your child is about to grow more independent (if he hasn't already) and this is one decision you should let him make. It is technically your choice, but I urge you to let him make it this time. Hope this helps!
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Hey I'm 13 I Start Wearing Boxer Shorts to Bed At 12 Years Of Age, But One Word Of Warning Try To Enforce Not Sleeping Naked Because Going Through Pubity Can Be A Bit Of A Mess.don't Buy Him Breifs He'll Get Picked On at School in P.E and Swimming
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Thanks for your input, Megajammy. He does wear briefs, and always has. He's never complained about being picked on in P.E. For wearing briefs. I do know that the friends he has that have stayed overnight here all wear briefs, so I think he's fine in that respect.
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Hi, I am 15 and i have slept in whatever underwear I have on at bedtime since I was about 6. During the summer I spend a lot of time at the beach so most nights it will be speedos. During the winter it could be briefs. Never worn boxers don't like the way there is no support for the meat and 2 veg....

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As a mom, I think things need to air out lol.  I actually suggested my two boys give sleeping naked a try.  Youngest one tried it the first time I suggested it.  Older one took me up on the offer about a week later.  Both have continued to sleep that way.

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I wear my orange briefs to bed but when i wake up as usual in the morning my dick gets hard so it gets uncomfortable

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Well I'm 12 and I wear my underwear to bed and my dad dose as well it is very comfy
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I'm 15 and stoped wearing PJs a few months ago so now I wear boxes let him decide he needs a personal choice and if he sleeps naked make sure he covers up when he gets up for bathroom
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I lived on a farm and at about 12 started sleeping in briefs. We all have the same anatomy so there is nothing to hide, and on hot days when our friends slept over they slept the same way. I am 60 and still sleep in my briefs no big deal.
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Boxer shorts as he is becomeing a teenager and there is nothing on tv he would watch so there isn't a theme for teenagers but if he were s briefs big mistake for him wereing breifs boxers seperates us otherwise you will look gay or somthing but if hes comfertble thats okay BYE GAZZA
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I some times sleep nude or some times sleep I my boxers I have been wearing boxers since I turned 10,but want to go back to underpants they look cool
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I'm 12 and I wear boxers to bed. He is growing up so let him decide.  But if you say no that is your descion and he should respect it.
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Hi jaytee I have a 10 year old son he wears what he likes when he's own but if he has sleep over's he wear's pj's and so dose his Friends thats the rule in my house hope that help's
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Well, he's only 12yrs old, I would suggest p.j.'s you know? Pajamas!! I'm 58yrs.old and I wear pajamas  when I go to sleep, I mean a grown man's pajamas, but I wear them to sleep. Ihope I was some kind of help to your question!
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He is only twelve..... Tell him  he has to sleep in pajamas....You are the parent......If you sleep in pajamas, just explain to him that you wear pajamas and so should he..

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