My son was born 1/21/2008 - I've had some time to re-think my response. I do know what I'm doing - I've decided that your child's betime is based on your situation. I am a working mom and I commute 1 1/2 hour each way 3 days a week - I don't pick my son up from the sitter until 5:30-6p and we don't get home until 7:30. At that point - I spend some time feeding & playing with him until 9. Then we start the night time routine. Which means he's sleep around 9:30 or 10 on some nights. He wakes up around 7-730 on his own.
I will not consider switching to a toddler bed until around 2 or he starts climbing out of the crib. He just stands up now.