How old was your child when you started to let them play unsupervised? I don't mean like home alone, but in another room, on another floor of the house?
This past weekend we were doing some serious cleaning, so we took down the gate at the top of our stairs so we could move larger items easier. We live in a raised ranch and have a big playroom on the lower level. My 20 month old has started going downstairs and playing on his own. He knows most of his toys are down there, and if I am in the middle of something upstairs, he will just head on down and play contently. Is he too young for this? I am mostly worried about the stairs, but he is very comfortable on them, and is aware of his limitations. I am tempted to put the gate back up, but I don't want to mess with his new found independence. But I also feel like he is a little young to be playing so far away (no brothers or sisters looking over him)? Is this okay, or am I just a normal, worrying, FTM? I can hear him playing down there, and it is baby proofed. If he wants something he will call me, or just come upstairs and grab me.
Any insight appreciated :)