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    DS is 2.5 and once our yard is suitable I will let him play out on his own, checking every so often.

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    With me checking every few minutes from 2.

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    In our backyard... Dd1 is 3yo and dd2 is just over 1. I check on them every 2-3 min.

    I can generally see them from my kitchen bench tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAgirl View Post
    What dangerous stuff should I look out for or be careful of? I'm not used to being in a house.

    We don't have a pool but some (I think 2) of our neighbours do. They do have fences around and we have a fence round out house but there are a few parts which need replacing.

    Besides that we have a garden shed which is locked and potted plants / planter boxes.

    We also have a gazebo an a big chicken coop.
    If your Lo is a climber maybe make sure there's nothing he can climb up too high on. Maybe go for a walk around the yard on your knees to see the world from his view lol. It sounds like your yard is pretty good though.

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    Our backyard is perfect for kids , flat, fully fenced and pool fenced and I can see it from family room, he's been out playing by himself with me doing the routine checks since he was about 2, now at nearly 3 he's out there all the time now we have the cubby and puppy!

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    My 5 and 3 year play outside unsupervised. It is a fully enclosed yard and conveniently the back living area as huge glass doors that look pit upon the yard (so I can easily look out and see they are okay). Having a big yard is heaven sent for me and I often sent them outside if they are driving me nuts

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    2.5 would be fine with regular checking.

    My kids are too scared to play out there on their own. Annoying >_<


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    My youngest was probably just under 2, but being youngest of three probably a bit different. Oldest would have been 2.5 probably, but secure back yard.

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    I have 4 kids. The older 3 were all
    Playing outside from about 18mths...

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    Quote Originally Posted by missymoo9 View Post
    Bad parent here.


    I let my children play unsupervised in the backyard from 1.5yrs... I would be in and out constantly checking her etc.

    Our back yard had a 7ft fence and locks on both the gates....

    We didn't have big trees or stairs or anything. ... just a patio and massive grassy yard. She had lots of toys she could safely play on/with .....

    She is a real outdoorsy type.. couldn't keep her in the house we spent a lot of time outside


    I think it was good for her and im glad we had the secure yard to allow that...
    Exactly the same here, and I don't think you nor myself are bad parents! I don't follow them around the house supervising play I don't outside either. It's just as safe for them in my backyard as it is inside my house


 

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