Janice - posted on 02/02/2012 ( 129 moms have responded )
So two other threads in other communities got me thinking about how much freedom I give my toddler.
Since she was 19/20 months old I have let my daughter play in our small, fenced in back yard alone. I'm sure some may be gasping ;) I keep the back door open so I can hear her and I go out and visually check on her about every 5 minutes. My apartment is small so I can always hear her and I make the dog stay outside with her to ward off the very unlikely chance a stranger is interested. I personally am comfortable with this.
So what do you think? Do you let your kids play outside with out direct supervision? If so how old are they?