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Old 10-04-2010, 03:27 PM   #1
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After discovering his feet, my nephew started exploring the house. Walking and running from place to place untiringly. My sister has a lot of furniture with sharp corners. She is in a dilemma as to how to cover these corners with out ruining the pieces. We have thought of plastering foams or sponges, but it is unsightly when visitors come in. The plasters will just ruin the furniture in the long run. I suggested carving the corners, but it will cost too much to remodel the furniture. Any tip?
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One option..

http://todaysbabies.com/hearth_and_edge_pad.html
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That's a good option. Being an adhesive, these are permanent fixtures, am I right? Are there cheaper versions of these? Can it be D-I-Y?
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My son has hurt himself more outside of the house then he ever did inside

Wife did put some sort of foam cushion along the side of the coffee table
We also moved stuff/furniture to block areas
And used several child gates to keep him in one room
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I saw some padding years ago on someone's furniture that was made of fabric and sewn together with heavy duty elastic.

Inside was some kind of foam that felt kind of like 1/2 of one of those noodles people use in pools.

For my mom's fireplace hearth, I bought the padding that gmhammes is talking about. It's been there for a couple years and hasn't come off.

Before that she was leaning thick couch pillows against the hearth. That worked well until the kids started playing with them.

Another option: a pack 'n play.

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