HOW TO SELECT
are choices to make here, too! Is your hearth flush with the floor or is it
raised? Is it made of brick or stone? Can your baby crawl underneath your hearth
and bump his head from below? Do you have a wood burning stove on your hearth?
help protect your baby from bumps and bruises you might consider a hearth guard.
It’s made of flame retardant foam padding and surrounds your hearth’s rough
corners and edges. Most hearth guards attach to the surface with Velcro®.
You can still use your fireplace without removing the hearth guard when your
baby is safely tucked in his crib. A HearthGate™,
however, will protect your baby from the entire hearth area. This unique
gate system surrounds your entire hearth and provides the ultimate
protection for your baby. It’s the only solution if you have a wood stove.
DOS AND DON’TS -
THE PROPER USE OF FIREPLACE
fireplace tools, wood, newspapers, matches and other unsafe items from fireplace
aware that your hearth area presents year-round danger for tots.
safe for older children who may use the surrounding area for play. This is
especially true for little gymnasts.
to periodically test your smoke
monoxide detectors for proper functioning.
your hearth area for seating, storing your child’s toys or as a play space.
your child unattended, or rely on any safety item to keep your child safe.
The information given and the products referred
to can reduce the likeliness of injury and are intended to help you provide a
safer environment for your child. The effectiveness of suggested products
depends on proper installation and use. There is no replacement for adult