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
I like the gate around the fireplace - "wavy wood pet gate" A similar toned room, with a lighter fireplace and hearth. Look at how clean this hearth look, how not-washed-out the room is, and how much more the floor pops.
Baby-Proofing 101: How To Baby-Proof Your Fireplace
You could go bananas in the babyproofing aisle at your local big box baby store, buying and then installing countless gadgets and locks on every door, drawer, nook and cranny in your home (or even hire a pro to do it! But smart parents can save a bundle
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.