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One of the items we decided to buy to baby proof our house were some plastic corners for our tables and around our fireplace. Our house is a new build and we have a gorgeous stone fireplace but the corners are so sharp and lethal that we needed to cover them up someway as taking the fireplace out was just not an option and its the stone bit that juts out so you cannot get a fireguard to go around this part too.
In principle these are a great idea because I have seen kids bump into corners of things all the time and really give themselves quite a bump on the side of the head or a cut on the eye so I knew this was something that I wanted to stop my own kids from doing. These clippsafe corner cushions are basically little plastic edges that fit over the corners of your tables and things like that and prevent bumps and bangs as they are rounded and quite a bit softer than the table itself.
The corners fit onto things quite well as they are bendy and so you can fit them onto your corners. They have little sticky pads too so you can stick these corners onto your furniture and the theory is that they will stay in place. However, that is my issue with these corners, they do not stay in place unfortunately. They are ok if you don't touch them but they are like a moth to a flame for my little boy, these are the first thing he will reach for and finds it really easy to remove them so it really defeats the purpose of having them there in the first place. When they have stayed in place and he has knocked into the table they do work quite well as he never seems to hurt himself but they didn't stay in place enough for me to keep them there so we have now removed them.
The nice thing is that the sticky pad did not do any damage to our proper wood table so that is good to know if you are able to leave them on there for quite a while. All in all a good idea in principle but they do not work as well as they should.
I tried to wrap my girls up in cotton wool before they had even been born :-)
before they were walking i had bought some safety products ie, cupboard locks, window locks, toilet locks , plug covers and these corner cushions.
The clippasafe corner cushions cost £1.99 for a pack of eight from ebay.
These come with instructions that look way complicated for what the product is so probably best you don't read them.
So the clippasafe cushions are shaped corner cups all clear with small sticky pads on the side that goes on the corners. I needed these for my kitchen table it was from ikea wooden and has very sharp corners so upon buying these i decided to try them out. You turn the corner cushion upside down to peel the white sticky pad paper off then simply place on the corner and push down to get the stick pad to stick.
These come off the corners very quickly as soon as i wiped the table witch a cloth i was picking the corner cushions of the floor to stick them again and again and again. Hannah and Jess worked out how to get them off by pushing them underneath not even hard and pop they are off again.
I got so fed up of the corner cushions they got flung in the bin.
I should say that the pack comes with tiny screws to actually screw the plastic corner cushion on to the table but really did not want to damage my table by putting screws in it, my table is white it would be noticeable when removing the corner cushions.
Hannah has bumped into the corner of the table and hurt her eye but apart from that the table has not been a problem as they got used to being careful around it.
I honestly cant recommend the corner cushions they just don't work , have tested them on other things to and they doesn't stick hopeless.
Avoid the clippasafe corner cushions.
Not many people will agree with me but sometimes it is best to let children have a little knock so they can pick themselves up and get on with things without feeling to traumatised because they fell or bumped there head, no more cotton wool for my girls but i am not saying hey girls go play with the moving cars so please don't jump at my statement.
These Clippasafe corner cushions were part of a large bundle of safety products my mother bought for us when our son started to cruise the furniture over a year ago. The purpose of these is too stopping little heads and eyes being bruised or pierced by a fall or knock on the corner of furniture.
The Clippasafe corners come in a pack of four clear plastic corners with some adhesives pads to stick these on to the furniture. The pack tells you that these can also be screwed on to corners as well but this wasn't a method we wanted to use at it would damage the furniture.
We had been given several packs of these so choose to adhere them to the wooden corner unit for the television, the pine blanket box in the living room and a pine hi-fi cabinet. As both the box and the hi-fi unit were pine these had a grainy texture to them. The TV cabinet was wood veneer hence it was a smooth surface. Adhering these to the surfaces was straight forward and easy to do. You pulled away the backing from one side of the adhesive strip and placed this on the underside of the cushioned corner and then took the other backing strip off and place the corners on the furniture applying a little pressure to get them to stick in place. Initially these stuck well to both type of surfaces. However by the end of the first week they had come loose on the wooden furniture as the adhesive strip seemed to come unstuck from the grainy surface of the wood. The ones on the smooth surface of the TV unit stayed in placed. Over the course of the first month we kept reapplying them to the wooden blanket box and hi-fi unit but each time they would unstuck either in minutes or by the end of a day so in the end we just gave up putting them back on. The ones on the TV cabinet remained in place till my son was cruising more effectively then these actually became a target for him as he would stand there and try to peel these off. Each time he un-peeled them he would then try to put them in his mouth like a forbidden sweetie so in the end we gave up with these too as I didn't like him chewing on the plastic. We decided that he we would watch him around the furniture and risk the occasional lump and bruise of he fell. Even with out these on we haven't needed a trip to casualty with our son for a bruise or a lump.
Overall I wouldn't really recommended these as the adhesive never seem to keep them in place on grainy wooden furniture and on smooth veneered furniture they were peeled off by our toddler. As they cost about £2 for a pack it could be worth a try but we haven't missed them. The idea that they can be screwed into your furniture whilst good in theory practically wasn't an option for us as we didn't want to ruin our furniture by making unsightly holes in it.
Soft transparent moulded corner protectors. Supplied complete with adhesive pads. Can be screwed in place if required.