I wanted a stylish yet practical way to babyproof  my fireplace hearth. I measured the hearth then built a frame out of pine to slide over it then used rubber pipe insulation to cushion the corners. I then wrapped it in polyfoam batting to add more cushion then upholstered it using tablecloth fabric that has a clear plastic coating so I can easily wipe it clean when sticky little hands touch it! Voila!

I wanted a stylish yet practical way to babyproof my fireplace hearth. I measured the hearth then built a frame out of pine to slide over it then used rubber pipe insulation to cushion the corners. I then wrapped it in polyfoam batting to add more cushio

Pink foam board from Home Depot, cut to fit around fireplace. I duck taped it together (underneath as well). Then, I covered it with quilt batting (folded to form layers). Lastly, I got some cheap fabric from hobby lobby and hot glued it underneath.

Pink foam board from Home Depot, cut to fit around fireplace. I duck taped it together (underneath as well). Then, I covered it with quilt batting (folded to form layers). Lastly, I got some cheap fabric from hobby lobby and hot glued it underneath.

How To Baby Proof A Fireplace Hearth - Easy Step By Step DIY

If you have a small child running around then you already know a fireplace can be a safety hazard. Not the actual fire itself but the surrounding area made of brick (fireplace hearth) that juts out a few feet.

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If you have a small child running around then you already know a fireplace can be a safety hazard. Not the actual fire itself but the surrounding area made of brick (fireplace hearth) that juts out a few feet.

Look! Crib Bumper for Baby-Proofing Fireplace hearth.

Look! Crib Bumper for Baby-Proofing Hearth

Not only did Mandy answer her own Good Question for baby-proofing her concrete hearth, she utilized a crib bumper to do it! Actually, Mandy's brilliant mother-in-law gets the credit for this clever solution. Read how she did it below the jump.

The fireplace is one of the most dangerous parts of the house for a mobile toddler. Here's how to properly baby-proof it to keep them safe.

Baby-Proofing 101: How To Baby-Proof Your Fireplace

The fireplace is one of the most dangerous parts of the house for a mobile toddler. Here& how to properly baby-proof it to keep them safe.

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