One of the first steps to take when baby proofing your home is securing cabinets and rooms that have a lot of potential hazards. But there are a lot of things in plain sight that can potentially cause injury; obvious hazards include electrical sockets and small items that can be easily swallowed. Another potential hazard to look out for is sharp furniture edges, such as those on coffee tables.
If you’ve ever bumped your leg into the edge of the coffee table, you’re probably well aware of how painful it can be. Protecting your child (and yourself) from sharp and dangerous edges is fairly easy because there are a wide variety of products that are designed to act as bumpers for table edges. These corner protectors are available in a range of different colors, so they’ll blend in with your existing decor. They’re also available in clear plastic.
In addition to corner protectors, you can also consider edge protectors. While corner protectors only create a bumper at the corners, edge protectors can be added to the entire length of the table. After all, it’s not just the corners that are sharp. These table edge protectors are often made of materials that can be cut to size to accommodate different table lengths. Even if you don’t have kids, corner and edge protectors can be great investments for adults and seniors. If you are caring for an aging parent, then softening the sharp edges around the house can help protect them in the event of a fall.
These are the corner protectors to get if you are concerned about safety around the house.
1. Roving Cove Baby Proofing Corner Guards
These corner protectors come in sets of 4, 8 or 16, and they’re made from a dense, shock-absorbent foam material. And, since babies are known to put things in their mouth, this foam guard is made from low-odor, non-toxic materials. They use 3M adhesive to secure to the corners, ensuring a long-lasting hold.
2. CalMyotis Corner Protector
These corner protectors are made from a clear plastic material and are attached using 3M adhesive. The clear color means they won’t be too visible, and they blend into any decor. They come in packs of 12, 18 or 24, making these great options if you have a lot of corners to cover. The covers are free of harsh chemicals as well.
3. Roving Cove Baby Safety Edge Corner Guards
This is another option from Roving Cove, and it includes the same set of end pieces as the corner guards, but edge protectors are also included. The edge protector comes in a roll that’s either 15′ or 18′, and they’re designed to be cut to size to fit your table. The set comes in either black, white or brown.
4. Dreambaby Clear Corner Cushions
These corner protectors from Dreambaby come in a set of four, and they’re made from a soft rubber that helps to absorb shock from bumping into the edge of the table. The corner protectors are a matte, semi-transparent clear color, meaning they won’t be too visible on your furniture.
5. IKEA UNDVIKA Corner bumper
IKEA’s corner bumper is unique in that it comes in two pieces, meaning you can protect the top corner and bottom corner of any table, no matter how thick the tabletop is. The corner bumpers use an adhesive to secure to the table. They’re available in a few different colors, such as this dark brown color. Each order includes eight bumpers (protecting four corners).
6. Ellas Homes Clear Edge Bumpers
EDGES AND CORNERS
If you have a lot of sharp surfaces to cover, these bumpers come in a set of 20, so you can cover five different rectangular tables. They’re made from clear plastic, meaning they’ll match any table color. While some of the options on this list only cover the very tip of the corner, these covers have wings that extend out to cover some of the edges of the table, offering greater protection.
7. KidCo Foam Corner Protector
This set of foam corner protectors are from the aptly named KidCo, and they’re made from a cushioned foam that helps protect against injury. These corner protectors come in a set of four, and each one has an adhesive that makes it easy to affix to the corners of tables. They come in black, making them best suited for darkly colored furniture.
8. M2cbridgeTable Edge Protectors
BEST EDGE PROTECTION
These foam edge protectors would pair well with the other foam corner protectors on this list. They’re available in a wide variety of colors, including eye-catching yellow and red as well as subdued colors like white, brown and black. The foam comes in rolls that are 6.5-feet long (just under 2 meters), and double-sided tape is included to secure the protectors.