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10 Ways to (Stylishly) Childproof a Fireplace

The fireplace is one of the most dangerous parts of the house for a mobile toddler. Here's how to properly baby-proof it to keep them safe.

Baby-Proofing 101: How To Baby-Proof Your Fireplace

The fireplace is one of the most dangerous parts of the house for a mobile toddler. Here's how to properly baby-proof it to keep them safe.

Turn your fireplace into a creative space with plywood and some chalkboard paint

Creative Fireplace Childproofing Using a Magnetic Chalk Board

Not a "potential" fire hazard, but a very real one. Flame retardant does NOT mean fire proof! We DO NOT recommend this product for any fireplace in functional condition. It does not comply with ANY clearance to combustibles standards. Per manufact's instruct's..."Although flame-retardant fabrics are used for making each HearthSoft™, Jamboo Creations strongly recommends that the HearthSoft™ be removed from the hearth whenever operating the fireplace in order to avoid any potential fire…

Babyproofing the Fireplace Hearth

Not a "potential" fire hazard, but a very real one. Flame retardant does NOT mean fire proof! We DO NOT recommend this product for any fireplace in functional condition. It does not comply with ANY clearance to combustibles standards. Per manufact's instruct's..."Although flame-retardant fabrics are used for making each HearthSoft™, Jamboo Creations strongly recommends that the HearthSoft™ be removed from the hearth whenever operating the fireplace in order to avoid any potential fire…

So this was the problem that I had:    A fireplace that I didn't want (and was told this apartment didn't have) and a curious baby who could...

So this was the problem that I had: A fireplace that I didn't want (and was told this apartment didn't have) and a curious baby who could...

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.

Fireplace Baby Proofing- Here is my quick solution to keep my newly crawling baby out of the fireplace! I cut and taped foam board to fit the size of the opening. I hot glued magnets to the edges of the foam board to hold it in place since our gas log insert is magnetic. I wrapped the foam board in fabric and hot glued the edge of the fabric to the back of the foam board. It really was a simple fix!

Fireplace Baby Proofing- Here is my quick solution to keep my newly crawling baby out of the fireplace! I cut and taped foam board to fit the size of the opening. I hot glued magnets to the edges of the foam board to hold it in place since our gas log insert is magnetic. I wrapped the foam board in fabric and hot glued the edge of the fabric to the back of the foam board. It really was a simple fix!

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