These are the ramblings of an eclectic and whimsical homeschooling family of eight... a little peek, if you will, inside the daily dawdlings and habits of my active and delightful family seeking to please the Lord in all we do! Hopefully our thoughts, observations, and activities will challenge you, inspire you, tickle you, cheer you, and let you know you are not the only one!

Friday, March 09, 2007

Frugal Friday!

Since we are thinking all things 'baby' around our house these days, I thought I'd share one of my tried and true childproofing techniques that won't break the bank! When our children were babies (and we'll do this again with a new baby on the way!) we protected them from sharp corners on tables and especially our brick fireplace hearth by putting foam 'bumpers' around these hazardous corners. You can buy 'baby bumpers' from you local baby store or online for $28.95 (plus shipping) for 24 inches.
Or you can do what we like to do... go to any home improvement store - Lowe's, Home Depot, etc. - and purchase foam pipe insulation for around a dollar a length. The lengths come in several yard increments. Since the insulation is made to fit around various size pipes, we find the 1/2" to 1" pipe size works best. That seems to fit perfectly. Also, the insulation has an adhesive strip on the top and the bottom which will hold it securely on the top and bottom of your table. If you cut a 'V' notch out as the insulation goes around corners, it will fit very securely! I cut about a 1/4 of the tubing away when fitting it around the fireplace and that makes a nice secure fit there.

For more great Frugal Friday tips, be sure to visit Crystal at Biblical Womanhood!


Blogger devildogwife said...

Great idea! Now, where was this idea back when I needed it. lol! Have a wonderful weekend!

6:39 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Great idea!! We are going to have to use this for our corners.

7:03 AM  
Blogger Susanne said...

Stopping here from the blog party to say hello! This is a great idea!

7:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Mommy has another baby (Which I hope she does.) We will have to do it! Thank you!

11:38 AM  

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