Baby Proofing the Hearth - if we ever have a house with a fireplace mantle I am doing this... No matter how old the kids are!!!

Baby Proofing the Hearth - if we ever have a house with a fireplace mantle I am doing this... No matter how old the kids are!!!

diy padded hearth cover for baby proofing

diy padded hearth cover for baby proofing

Fireplace cover!  I would pad it so we could use it as an extra seat in the living room.

Fireplace cover! I would pad it so we could use it as an extra seat in the living room.

Baby Proof fireplace

Baby Proof fireplace

Baby proof fireplace with gates www.ohhappyplay.com

Baby proof fireplace with gates www.ohhappyplay.com

Baby-proof the fireplace hearth with a padded bench!

Baby-proof the fireplace hearth with a padded bench!

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's how to properly baby-proof it to keep them safe.

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 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!

baby proofing using interlocking floor mat puzzles. Mom needs this on the fire place. Fast and easy to put up and take down

baby proofing using interlocking floor mat puzzles. Mom needs this on the fire place. Fast and easy to put up and take down

How to keep baby out of the fireplace

How to keep baby out of the fireplace

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