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I baby proofed my home with my first son and never had too much trouble with him getting into dangerous places.  He was content enough to hurt himself on the plain old driveway more than anything else.  With my second however, it’s a totally different story.  He gets into everything, touches everything and pays attention to what my first child never bothered with, like light sockets, wires, cabinets and child locks.  He actually figured out how to wedge his chubby little hand through a child-locked cabinet under the sink and pull out the one small bottle of cleaner that would fit through the hole. He’s like a baby magician.

So when I discovered his admiration for adventure I baby proofed the house as well as I possibly could.  Even f it meant using packing tape and bubble wrap. I learned about Rhoost a while ago and then they were one of our great sponsors at the Green Soiree in August. Rhoost is a really innovative company who has finally incorporated style into baby proofing materials. Gone are the days of big ugly cabinet locks.  We now don’t have to look like a day care center in here… instead we can be child proofed and maintain the look of a adult stylish home (well aside from the toys all over the place).

One area that always worried me is our TV cabinet. It’s one of those double door things that fold back to reveal the TV.  Only the doors don’t push all the way inside the cabinet (probably because we bought it cheap and that’s the consequence).  This causes a sharp door corner to jut out in a prime location that the kids always seem to be within head smacking distance.  When my oldest was little I bought these big ugly foam corner protectors and stuck them on.  Of course, you know this story, they got pulled off and then the sticky part got less sticky and they never stayed on.

When daredevil #2 was born I pulled those same corner protectors out and well, this is what they looked like after the kids pulled them off and the tape and then I went bezerk:

Before: Notice the multiple layers of packing tape since one layer was peeled off by the baby.

Then I got some Rhoost samples in the mail including their corner protector Edge. The beauty of Edge is that it will fit on just about every exposed corner you might have.  Of course it’ll fit on table corners and whatnot but as evidence of my obscure cabinet corner problem, it worked perfectly there too.  Here is my hideous cabinet corner after meeting Rhoost’s Edge:

After: Ahhhh Much better after Rhoost's Edge corner protector.

Rhoosts products are made with BPA / PVC / Phthalate free materials (and they’re recyclable!).  In addition to their really useful Edge piece they offer a cabinet lock called Sling.  Here is my personal before and after … you can see how little you even notice it:

Before Rhoost Sling

Ahhhh After Rhoost Sling

Get Rhoost!

You can purchase any of their great products, including their new Rhoost DECOY Outlet Covers right on their website  Use code “GREEN10″ for 10% off at until 12/31/10 (Coupon is working now! )

Win It!

I’m giving away a pack of 4 Rhoost EDGE Table Corner Protectors to TWO SafeMama readers.

To Enter the Giveaway (Required):

Visit Rhoost and check out their selection of products… Leave a comment here telling me how a Rhoost product would solve a particularly ugly child proofing system you have in place now.

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  • Tweet this giveaway (CAN BE RETWEETED ONCE A DAY – Just leave the link to the tweet itself each day in the comments) #WIN a 4-Pack of Rhoost Edge corner protectors from @SafeMama #giveaway ends 9/22

Two winners will be selected at random using Giveaway open to US residents. Entries will be accepted until September 22, 2010 at midnight EST. Good Luck :D

Congratulations to commenters #55 Cathy and #10 Amber for winning the Rhoost Edge giveaway.  Thanks everyone who entered!

Posted by: SafeMama Kathy on September 14, 2010


55 Responses to “Baby Proofing with Rhoost (Giveaway)”

  1. gwen palacios on September 14th, 2010 5:33 pm

    i have been holding off on babyproofing our entire house because everything is ugly and it almost draws attention to the cabinets i dont want him in! i’ve ordered a few for the kitchen but i need to finish and do the bathrooms. i would love to win this giveaway!

  2. Meghan on September 14th, 2010 5:38 pm

    Wow! Those corner protectors are just what I need. We moved recently into a house with sharp corners on the counters in both the bathroom and the kitchen. The Sling would be handy, too.

  3. Laura on September 14th, 2010 7:48 pm

    Baby due in 3 1/2 weeks. Could definitely use the sling.

  4. Laura on September 14th, 2010 7:49 pm

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  5. Jennifer Schaffer Leone on September 14th, 2010 9:07 pm

    My 11-month-old son is into everything. He scoots about, opening every drawer and cabinet in sight. I believe the Rhoost sling would be a great asset to us. At present, our bathroom looks like a packing zone–tape, ribbon ties, etc.

  6. Jennifer Schaffer Leone on September 14th, 2010 9:11 pm

    I like/became a fan of Rhoost.
    I am a fan of Safemama on Facebook.

  7. Katherine on September 14th, 2010 10:19 pm

    We’ve got a ton of the corners that need protecting — a crawler is coming in the next few weeks!! Nothing ugly yet — I’m hoping to prevent it! :)

  8. Katherine on September 14th, 2010 10:20 pm

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  9. Jillian on September 15th, 2010 1:41 am

    I have this cabinet with glass shelves that sits under our TV and the curret white saftey lock for the doors is an eye sore. The sling would sure solve this problem.

  10. Amber on September 15th, 2010 7:49 am

    Oh my goodness, this line is fabulous! I desperately need to baby proof more. I have about a billion places where the Edges would help. Our rocking chair has that sticky tape all over the bottom where the pads have come off. Yuck!

  11. Lisa on September 15th, 2010 9:05 am

    Well, we don’t have any ugly child proofing situations yet. Our first child was an angel, but we have a second on the way and, from what I hear, the second one is the trouble maker. I will probably need the “edge” protectors for our coffee table and numerous other pieces of furniture.

  12. Hue-Kan on September 15th, 2010 9:30 am

    omg..your before pictures looks like my current home…haha. Those corner protectors that we purchased were getting pulled off again and again. Our kitchen looks exactly like yours except that ours are in dark grey. Would love to try the rhoost corner protectors as my second little guy is close to height with our dining table.

  13. Brie L. on September 15th, 2010 11:09 am

    Wow! I love those corner protectors! Right now I have a big ugly elastic cushiony bumper thing that goes around my whole coffee table. It is a huge eye sore! The reason I never bought the edge protectors was because I didn’t want the adhesive to take the finish off of the table. The Rhoost edge protectors would be perfect!

  14. shannon runge miller on September 15th, 2010 11:34 am

    I have bought the Saftey First corner protectors in the past and they come off in a matter of days. Would like to see if the rhoost corner protectors will hold up with my little ones.

  15. Teresa on September 15th, 2010 11:36 am

    I would love to try the corner protectors, there are too many dangerous corners in the house to count

  16. RainCloud on September 15th, 2010 2:06 pm

    Oh that sling has got to be more friendly to arthritic hands than the current diamond-shaped system. Those corner protectors sure would help a walking baby who tends to get bumps on his head just from walking by the computer desk. These would be stylish to boot!

  17. Janelle on September 15th, 2010 5:41 pm

    I would love to try the rhoost corner protecters…we haven’t found anything yet that doesn’t look totally “ugly” and we have tons of sharp corners that my daughter is almost tall enough to start pumping into.

  18. Janelle on September 15th, 2010 5:42 pm

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  19. Janelle on September 15th, 2010 5:43 pm

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  22. Janelle on September 15th, 2010 5:48 pm

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  25. Cathy on September 15th, 2010 8:15 pm

    we are potentially moving to a new house where the kitchen will be hard to completely gate off, so the sling will come in really handy.

  26. Cathy on September 15th, 2010 8:15 pm

    i subscribe to safemama

  27. Nicole Conzo on September 15th, 2010 8:17 pm

    My first son was in to EVERYTHING I remember crying because our front load washer was in the kitchen and as soon as I looked the other way he would stop the load… like 20 times a day!!! Every cabinet was locked down, bureau strapped to the wall, etc… My new son has arrived and is beginning to crawl and we have moved- so we begin the babyproofing drama again!! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  28. Nicole Conzo on September 15th, 2010 8:17 pm

    i subscribe via email

  29. Nicole Conzo on September 15th, 2010 8:21 pm

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  31. Nicole Conzo on September 15th, 2010 8:23 pm

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  32. Melisa on September 15th, 2010 9:24 pm

    We so need those corner protectors in our house! All the sharp edges in our house are right at our toddling daughters head height it seems now. Tons of edges that we have taped up with padding because the usual edge protectors don’t really adhere or our little one can rip them off…and does. we could really use the edge protectors in our play room area so the taped up corner pads can be banished for good!

  33. Deanna on September 15th, 2010 11:12 pm

    my knife drawer has packing tape holding the lock together – not good.
    thanks for the giveaway! Just what I need!

  34. Deanna on September 15th, 2010 11:13 pm

    I tweeted about it!



  35. Laura Katz on September 16th, 2010 12:47 am

    We are just getting ready to babyproof, and I am delighted that we’ve found products that jive with our sense of style, as well as seem safe and effective. Our place is modern with lots of clean lines, which means a TON of sharp corners! The Rhoost corner protectors look like they’ll do the trick.

  36. kelly on September 16th, 2010 6:18 pm

    The biggest corner issue we have is actually at my parents’ house – their kitchen table has wicked sharp corners and the typical corner protectors 1) don’t cover the thickness of the table corner and 2) constantly unstick and fall off. So, yes, we’ve taped them on when we’re there. Leaving stickiness behind sometimes, unfortunately. My mom is less than thrilled, but it’s at exactly eye height for my 4 yr old.

  37. Kelly on September 18th, 2010 6:01 pm

    Oh, the Edges would solve SOO many problems for our family! My 2-yr-old nearly hits his head a million times a day racing around in our house, and there’s 2 corners in specific that we have tried to cover with makeshift devices, but they aren’t cutting it. Would love to win! Thanks.

  38. amy on September 18th, 2010 7:20 pm

    I like all the Rhoost products, as our baby is just the age where we’re starting to baby-proof, but the outlet covers in particular would be perfect right now!

  39. david on September 18th, 2010 7:21 pm

    What great stuff! I like the edge protectors, as my son has already gotten a nasty bruise from a collision with our (now gone) coffee table.

  40. Ali on September 18th, 2010 8:59 pm

    I would LOVE the corner protectors for our fireplace area. The edging we have on now is falling off, and I have one toddler and one about to crawl!

  41. Ali on September 18th, 2010 8:59 pm

    subscribed to safemama via e-mail feed.

  42. Ali on September 18th, 2010 9:00 pm

    liked rhoost on facebook. aheintz

  43. Irene on September 19th, 2010 1:00 am

    I really like the Sling. We have a ratchet style lock that I hate, it’s so hard to open and close.

  44. Irene on September 19th, 2010 1:01 am

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  45. Sung on September 19th, 2010 5:36 am

    Currently we have Safety First products in our house to keep our curious 18 month old daughter out of cabinets, electrical sockets and corners of the table covered by the “corner protectors” that’s suppose to protect her. Currently we have the same latch system on our cabinets (like the one on your web site) because the other styles that Safety First offers doesn’t work when the handles are far apart. We caught our daughter playing with the socket protector after she was able to pick at it and get it out of the socket. The “edge protector” really doesn’t work when it’s velcro on the corner and our curious daughter can take it off, and at times make it disappear (hence buying another set just so we have spares in case she takes them off again). We would love to try the Rhoost corner protectors, because they look like it would be something our daughter can’t take off easily and it will do it’s job and protect her from the sharp edge. Thank you for the giveaway.

  46. SaraR on September 20th, 2010 11:18 am

    I’m guessing that these corner protectors would be a smidge better looking than our custom made blue foam duct tape ones that protect our table corners until they get pulled off.

  47. Tara Beatty on September 21st, 2010 12:16 pm

    I love the Rhoost products! Such a great alternative to all the uglies on the market. We move in two weeks and our new home has sharp corners in the kitchen and bathroom so these are just what I need! I will definitely be using the coupon code even if I don’t win to pick up some outlet covers and corner protectors. Thanks, SafeMama!

  48. Tara Beatty on September 21st, 2010 12:17 pm

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  49. Tara Beatty on September 21st, 2010 12:17 pm

    I just became a fan of Rhoost on Facebook!

  50. Gail Parker on September 22nd, 2010 10:56 am

    I would LOVE the edge products. Our entertainment center has nice crisp glass corners (purchased pre-baby without thinking ahead) and these look much nicer than what I’ve seen readily available!

  51. Elizabeth Kervick on September 22nd, 2010 11:29 am

    We’ve just started looking into babyproofing as our son is now 5 months old – the Rhoost products look great!

  52. Cathy on September 22nd, 2010 4:08 pm

    We have 3 different kinds of outlet covers and he can remove some of them! We need another solution :)

  53. Cathy on September 22nd, 2010 4:09 pm

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