COMMUNITY FORUM

njoy

06:15AM | 10/21/03
Member Since: 10/05/03
7 lifetime posts
Bvmisc
Not too sure if this is the correct area to ask this question, but here goes...

We have a home that has a huge floor to ceiling stone fireplace. We also have a baby that will be crawling soon. The fireplace has a seating area also made of stone. How can I cover the bottom part of the fireplace so that it does not pose a danger to the baby if he should fall back against it or bump his head? Is there a way to apply adhesive to cushions that can be glued against the stone? May seem like a silly question, but I am desperate here! Thanks!!


Bob Jr

04:39PM | 10/21/03
Member Since: 01/19/03
44 lifetime posts
I don't know about cushions, but a baby's head can take alot of abuse. I was convinced my kids wouldn't live to be 5!!! They hit their head on everything, including running up to my tailgate just as I was lifting it, boing.... wife slamming head of child in car door...boing...

Now for fireplace and railing safety...I used the white wire shelving, wire tied together around my fireplace to keep them away when they were crawling, also placed some against the railing balusters to keep them from crawling through.

When they outgrew it I mounted it in the garage for more storage.

Shorty33

06:15AM | 01/14/04
Member Since: 01/12/04
6 lifetime posts
I have a 14 month old and have now been through the crawling and learning to walk phase. Yes, babyproofing is a must but I am the type of person who doesn't like eye sores and does like function, too. I bought 3inch foam from a fabric store and covered the seating area as well as the front area of the fireplace. I hot glued a fabric on it that matched our living room. Now I have a cozy fireplace seat and safety for my son.
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Looking to run multiple wires along the same length? Simply place each of them into your drill chuck and spin it for a nea... It turns out that many bath and kitchen cleansers contain chemicals that are dangerous to the skin and eyes, and often pro... So often we paint tiny nooks white to make them appear larger, but opting for a dark, dramatic wall color like this one—Be... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2