Nursery in a loft: are we crazy?
July 10, 2012 8:32 PM Subscribe
Would you set up a nursery in a mostly enclosed loft area? Wife and I love a potential new apartment, but a steep staircase is making us a bit worried.
posted by BobbyVan to home & garden (21 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
We have a wonderful 8-month old son, who is crawling and generally up to no good like most kids his age. From the perspective of maximizing the space in the apartment, putting his crib in the loft bedroom upstairs makes the most sense. Plus the ceilings are low (perfect for glow-in-the-dark stickers) and there's a skylight. We would obviously install gates on both ends of the stairs and set up netting around all the bannisters... but the idea of carrying the baby up and down some steep stairs makes us both queasy.
An alternative would be to install a temporary wall in the master bedroom and give him a little room next to ours. This is less ideal in any number of ways, but I think we'd sleep better at night.
So... what's the considered wisdom of putting a crib in a mostly enclosed loft at the top of the stairs? Do people do this? Will we get comfortable with the stairs after a while?