Our house is in the best position (IMHO) on our street being at the end of a quiet cul de sac. But! It's pretty unchildfriendly! Baby #3 was a surprise and I'm really struggling with the layout. Outside we have a nice safe deck but leads to front lawn which is uneven, has steps and edges could fall down onto concrete or into bush and being front the road is pretty accessible. It's fine now with ms8 and mr6 but buba is 14 months and such a curious explorer. I can't let her any freedom outside to play I have to be in arms reach at all times. Dp is gone all week he doesn't get it. I guess I just wonder do others have safe areas for toddlers to play? Main living area is open plan and now pretty safe but I'd only leave the room for super quick wee as things to climb etc. laundry is downstairs which is now filled with small lego pieces so I have to fit in washing when she's asleep with isn't a lot!!! I dunno if I'm making sense. I'd love a safer environment, am I being unreasonable? Should I just put up with things as they are? I'm not working so I'll be home with bub everyday for another 3/4 years!!!