Like everything about raising a child - and I do mean EVERYTHING - there is no "best age". Some say when a baby starts to climb out, some say find a way to stop the climbing. Once a child i s in abed, they have no boundaries, nothing to kieep thm in bed during naps or in the middle of the night. Falling while climbing can lead to injuries. So can playing in the kitchen at 2am. You have to weigh YOUR child's maturity level and decide when you want to run the increased risk and give him that freedom. For me, that is 33 months.
at 12:18 PM on Mar. 31, 2009