We're almost headed out of our rainy season here, which means our crawling and soon-to-be-walking baby can get to finally enjoy our little backyard. But we have two big dogs who are accustomed to peeing and pooping wherever they want, and we just scoop it all up every couple of days. LO of course is going to put mulch, dirt, grass, whatever into her mouth.

What do you do to manage dogs' needs and create a safe space for baby to play in the backyard? I'm picturing that we could build a little Baby Fury Road with playard gates and some floor mat type tiles and just have that be LO's area, thus forcing the dogs to go outside that area. Any other ideas?