Frugal Child Safety: Hearth Protector

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, February 17, 2017 | 0 comments
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Image: We need one of these! by malweth, on Flickr
Create a bumper for your fireplace hearth with a large pool noodle!

Or buy some pipe insulation from any hardware store - sometimes even cheaper!

Just cut the foam stick to the same length of your hearth.

Photo credit: We need one of these!, by malweth, on Flickr
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Image: Cut a slit halfway through the long way - cutting through from the  outside to the hole that is already in the middle
Cut a slit halfway through the long way - cutting through from the outside to the hole that is already in the middle.

Image: Kidkusion Hearth Kushion - Attaches securely with enclosed VelcroThen push the pool noodle onto the edge of your hearth.

The tension of the foam trying to revert to its natural shape is what holds it in place.

If you have a toddler that will pull it off, use some removable Command Adhesive tabs - you can buy them without the hooks.

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Image: Big Boss Noodle by Road Runner - 3 1/4 inchImage: 3M Command Poster Adhesive Value Pack, 48-Strip - a mounting solution that holds on strongly and comes off cleanly.Shopping Suggestions:
Big Boss Noodle
3M Command Poster Adhesive Value Pack
Cardinal Gates Hearth Guard
Prince Lionheart Fireplace Guard
Kidkusion Hearth Kushion

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