DIY Baby proofing from the hardware store

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We needed to do something to help protect little man from hitting his head too hard on our coffee table. I understand that kids hit their heads and they will get hurt. But, I don’t want to see him get hurt on the edges. So, on one of our family walks, we stopped at the hardware store and got some pipe insulation (3/4″). Little man loved playing with it on the walk home. Once we were back, we split the insulation down the seam and had it cup over the edge of the coffee table. Then we taped the ends together with some black electrical tape. Now we have a baby proofed coffee table. So far so good! The only downside is that little man still wants to play with the foam pipe insulation.

One thought on “DIY Baby proofing from the hardware store

  1. Great idea! One of our kids cut their brow on the edge of a table. We got rid of all coffee tables after that. Now, it’s easy to find solutions like yours below – and keep the tables! Way to go. You’re such a good parents.   

    “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.”    -Greek Proverb-

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