Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Dreambaby® Furniture Safety Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
Huge thanks to Rob for his help with this one!

Eleanor has becoming much more mobile in the last few weeks.  She scoots backwards, rolls and turns herself all over the place.  The only thing she hasn't figured out is how to go forward, but that's only a matter of time. 

As a result we have begun to start baby proofing. We've gotten outlet covers and cabinet latches up.  The next step is to secure some of the bigger pieces of furniture. 

When I was given the chance to review a few products from Dreambaby ®. I knew it was the perfect timing.  I was sent furniture straps and a furniture anchor.

We have a shelf in our living room that holds all of our dvds and I knew that was a must, the tv was as and her changing table.

The first thing we anchored was the changing table.  Or actually Rob did this.  I didn't get the greatest pictures because Eleanor decided at that moment that she wanted to nurse so Rob took them.

We used the furniture anchor for this (changing table).

On the wall
Looking down the back of the changing table

He said it was pretty easy to install, and had he had his drill it would have been easier but he was able to screw it in by hand.  He did say to make sure you center it if you are using one anchor and when you screw it into the wall be sure to screw it into the stud and not the drywall.

The Dreambaby® furniture anchor retails for $10.79

The next thing that needed to be secured was the dvd rack (and see pictures below for reason why) and for that we used furniture straps.  These sell for $6.99 for a 2 pack.

Rob used one strap in the center to mount it.  He said if it was heavier he would have done two or if it had been wider he would have used two as well.  

He also used drywall anchors (which aren't provided) to make it a little more durable because of the positioning of our wall studs and where we wanted it.  These isn't necessary for everyone. 

Adjusting the straps.

In order to loosen it if needed, the bottom would need to dropped forward to produce slack because once those straps are in place they are staying there.  On this piece it's doable but with a heavier piece it's not as easy.

Both pieces are secure and hold the furniture in position very well.  I'm not worried about Eleanor trying to climb them and tipping them over on herself. 

I'm waiting on the Dreambaby® Flat screen tv saver but I'll update the review when that arrives. That sells for $10.79 as well.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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