Good Questions: DWR Sapien Bookcase Around Kids?

Good Questions: DWR Sapien Bookcase Around Kids?

leslie
Oct 23, 2008

AT:SF, Anyone with kids have a DWR Sapien bookshelf (or one of the knock-offs from other vendors)?If so, how stable are they? Are they baby/toddler/child-proof? We are about to attempt squeezing another child into our tiny one-bedroom apartment and the only place we could fit the crib is by the wall where all of our bookshelves are. (Hardly safe in earthquake-prone SF.)...

...We have a couple of spots where a Sapiens-like tower might fit, but don't want to spend money only to discover that it is dangerous to little ones crawling and toddling underfoot.

-MamaChilanga

MamaChilanga,

At one time we had a Sapien from DWR. While it was heavy and sturdy, and we can't imagine it falling over, we became annoyed at the fact that whenever our dog and cat brushed by it, the books would get moved so they weren't aligned. (Yeah, we clearly hadn't thought that out very well beforehand.)

Can anyone with kids and Sapiens (or similar bookcases) weigh in?

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