Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Baby Proofing U Shape Edge Guards

In my home I have heavy furniture. The is a set of marble topped tables in my living room and a glass top table in my family room. For some reason they seem to be magnets for my children, I cannot tell you how many times my kids have bumped into my coffee table or end tables causing little goose eggs to form on the little foreheads. It has been a never ending battle.

I had a change to receiving a set of baby proofing edge guards for free in order to give my honest opinion of them. So here it goes:

First off, let me commend this company for knowing that not everything in my house is black and white. There is a full array of colors available to attempt to blend in, or even stand out from your everyday furniture.

The edge guards are a soft foam material and easy to slide on to the edge of most surfaces. This particular edge guard is a "U" shape so it does not fit easily on to a wider surface. This really requires a thinner table top. It worked perfectly on my glass top table that is about 1/2 inch thick. It did not work well on my marble top tables that are closer to 2 inches thick. It was stretched a little to much and just did not provide the security that I was looking for on the marble table.

The edge guards go on easily  but that means they also come off easily. Little fingers grab and pull then the edge guard will end up being not so effective. I found that the opening (where the two ends meet) should be away from the reach of my children at all times. Less access o the opening, meant the edge guards stayed on.

All in all, I think that this is great product to protect from unwanted bumps and bruises. i would like to see a way to keep it in place a little better though.

Product description from the manufacturer:

Baby Proofing Table Edge Protector
The glass coffee table at home maybe one of the most dangerous furniture for the baby. This U Shape table edge protector guard gives you excellent impact absorption and protect your loved ones against bumps, bruises, cuts from hard, sharp edges and corners. With the 3M double side tape included, this product can be easily applied to the glass table. This product is completely toxic free, which is ideal for baby proofing purpose.

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