Product Type: Mothercare safety products
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where's that corner cushion gone??
Mothercare Corner Cushions
Member Name: benz2922
Mothercare Corner Cushions
Disadvantages: It does not work!
I bought these corner cushions when my daughter started walking. As all new walkers are, she was very wobbly and unstable on her feet. She had lots of falls and bumped bums but fortunately nothing serious. As she used cabinets and tables to lift herself up to stand I felt that we needed to buy some corner cushions to cover any pointed edges that she may be at risk of falling on.
I saw the mothercare corner cushions on one of my very frequent trips to
mothercare. On first impression I thought these looked great, they came in a packet of 8 and at around £5 for the packet I thought they were a bargain as well. They are a reasonable size, they are clear and rounded. They are rounded obviously to protect little heads in trips and falls and I think they are clear to give the illusion that they are not there (this didn't work)
When I got these home and took them out of the packet I realised that they were hard, not the rubbery material that they looked like in the packet. My thoughts were that they wouldn't make muck different if my daughter would fall on them as they looked as though they would still hurt, however due to the rounded edge, the injury wouldn't be as severe as hitting your head on a sharp corner.
I immediately fixed these to all the corners I could find in the house. I have to say, they did look very horrible, and made the furniture look horrible as well, but that was no concern as it's not like they would have been a permanent fixture and safety has to come first. They were easy to fix, there was a small removable tab under the corner that would allow it to stick to the furniture. Another problem is that they can only fix to square or rectangle furniture. Having a computer table that I can only describe as not being a square, rectangle or circle, this was a problem for us as these pointed edges were left uncovered.
Within a week of buying these they started to fall off, and once they had done this they would not go back on, you could rest it there but it wouldn't stick. I don't know why this happened, but I know a lot of people who have had the same problem with these corner cushions.
Another problem I found was that my daughter would be attracted to them, something new and different she just had to investigate. With the little strength she had, she was able to pull these off, which I thought was very dangerous, as she was playing in the areas with the sharp corners and now no protection on them.
I found these no use whatsoever, in my opinion they are more likely to course injury rather than prevent it. All they managed to do was draw my daughter to the area that I was trying to protect her from. I cannot recommend these; they are the worst safety equipment I have ever seen.
Summary: Not worth buying
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