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!!!

Look! Crib Bumper for Baby-Proofing Fireplace hearth.

Look! Crib Bumper for Baby-Proofing Hearth

Fireplace Stone! This picture was about a fireplace cover pad so that it could be used it as an extra seat. However, I'm interested in the stone that is in front and in the actual fireplace! :)

Fireplace Stone! This picture was about a fireplace cover pad so that it could be used it as an extra seat. However, I'm interested in the stone that is in front and in the actual fireplace! :)

Before you buy one of everything in the babyproofing aisle, channel your inner MacGyver and check out our list of clever DIY techniques that'll keep your little explorer safe.

12 Genius DIY Babyproofing Tricks

Before you buy one of everything in the babyproofing aisle, channel your inner MacGyver and check out our list of clever DIY techniques that'll keep your little explorer 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 cushio

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.

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