I live in a cabin with the bedroom upstairs but no door. This has been especially worrisome because we co-sleep with our 4 month old and unfortunately our *cats* as well. I spend most of the night making sure he's ok and the cats aren't near him. This is our first issue. Second issue is how to baby-proof this setup?? The floor is only partly carpeted with old beat up wood floors throughout. How can my son crawl around?? And then there's these treacherous open stairs which I was afraid to go up and down during pregnancy. A baby gate won't even help because there's open railing too. I'm afraid my husband's going to have to build a whole wall or something. I really just want to move (we rent) but we don't have the money to do that and won't by the time my son is crawling. I feel like this is no place to raise a toddler but it's our only option right now. I just don't want him all over these floors.... I understand *wearing* your baby, which I do a lot, but he's got to be on the floor sometime. Is a "pack and play" my only option?? How do you other cabin mama's deal with making a safe, clean space for your little ones?
Any advice would be great!!