Christine sent us an email: "Could you ask design conscious parents to post photo examples of their baby-safe living rooms? My husband and I are feeling very challenged in this area since our son became mobile. We've had to remove all our books from the lower half of bookcases. In addition, we no longer have any vases or frames teetering on any of our consoles. Forget decorative candles - straight into the baby's mouth. We'd love to see what others are doing to maintain design and accessories while making the living space safe for infants and toddlers."
(Note: Include a pic of your problem and your question gets posted first. Email questions and pics with QUESTIONS in subject line to: nursery(at)apartmenttherapy(dot)com)
Good question, Christine! We had a hard time figuring out solutions that were neither too inconvenient or unsightly. While we weren't a fan of foam corners, we realized they were a necessary design evil. The Children Safety Store Web site offers foam corners in black, brown and off-white.
Other more subtle solutions include clear DVD and TV covers, made to prevent little fingers from breaking buttons.
Please share your solutions with us.