Monday, September 13, 2010

Quick Fix

Do you have one of these? They are great when your baby/ies aren't mobile. However, when they are rolling and crawling you really no longer need them. So what do you do? Sell it on craigslist for $5, donate to Goodwill? Why not turn it into something that you DO NEED now that your little one/s are on the move?

Here is my Quick Fix for baby-proofing a sharp corner:

We have a wooden futon with rather pointed edges that are just the perfect height for our babies to bang their sweet heads into.

To make a bumper of sorts, remove the padded arches from the play yard. Keeping them hooked together, tie them along the front of the futon frame. Tie knots at even intervals and tuck the ends to the back. If you are lucky, you will have a handy two-year-old helping you with this.

Carefully bend the padding around the corner without breaking it. Tie tightly on either side of the corner so it doesn't slip out of place.

And there you have it, quick baby fix. It's not pretty to look at, but it is a lot prettier than a screaming baby with a big goose egg on his head. When your children are done with their head bonking stage (are they ever, really?) you can easily remove the padding and return your furniture to its former adult state.

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