Babyproofing the coffee table

Jessica - posted on 02/17/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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I am looking for suggestions/recommendations on how to cover edges and corners of our coffee table to keep my son from injuring himself when playing near it. I don't really care if the coffee table is damaged because we plan to get rid of it soon. For now, I want to protect my son (who likes to pull himself up on it and play near it).

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Diana - posted on 02/18/2010

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I did the same as Monica, moved the coffee table to a different room, but then I moved it back in (hubby's idea, lol) until my dd started bumping around it again when she gets tired. So it has been removed once again where it will stay probably until she is 3.

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Dorothy - posted on 02/18/2010

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i was recently wondering the same thing about a brick fireplace. i was thinking about using the bumpers for the cribs as you are supposed to take them out once baby is rolling and sitting anyway so i figure use it to cover the edges of the fireplace!

Emma - posted on 02/18/2010

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you can buy safety packs that contain door stoppers, cupbord locketc, they have four corner rubbers in, all you do is stick them on the corners of you table and it stops it hurting them as they are sort rubber. there great. if not try pushing your table to one side during the day so he can play in the centre

TAWANDA - posted on 02/17/2010

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they have things called baby bumpers they go on corners of your tables we got ours from wal mart.We used them 4 a little while then we just had to move all tables out because she learned how 2 take them off when she turned 1.But they do help ad makes you feel a little more secure CHECK OUT WAL MART

Monica - posted on 02/17/2010

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i just got rid of my coffee table!! kids can grab things off of it and hurt themselves anyways, and it was just the best solution for my family since it also made more play room!!! and it's a cheaper idea :P my kids are 3 and 1 and i still don't have a coffee table and i don't miss it lol.

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We actually use foam pipe insillation. It comes in long foam stick,kinda looks like a pool noodle. We live in Toronto and it is about 75 cents per strip. It is slit on one side so we slide it in the edges of the coffee table and with my second child had to add double sided tape or velcro. We also plan on getting rid of ours soon but just want something to prevent injury to our son. I love the price and don't mind if we have to replace it every so often!! It really works and is so cheap!!It does come in a few different sizes and lengths!

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The padding stuff that is sold at the baby stores and Target work well. My son likes to try to pull it off so you may want to buy some extra double sided tape just in case. I have put it on my coffee table and the fire place hearth since my son runs around the room and I am scared he fill fall head first into it.

Natalie - posted on 02/17/2010

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They have some things at Babies'r'us and other stores. They go o the edge and the do stay there.

I bought some with my 1st but i ended up not needing them.

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