This article is from the Baby Proofing FAQ, by Sandra Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
From: Jean Jasinski <email@example.com>
We bought a 2 inch thick piece of foam the length of the hearth and
covered it with a blanket. The foam extends over the front edge which
is also draped by the blanket so if they hit the top edge, they don't
catch the edge of the hearth. We also put some corner guards on the
corners. It doesn't look the fanciest, but I am more concerned with my