Save my display case!

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  1. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot That moment when you realize I'm someone's mom

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    My baby's fav thing to do it push this elephant on wheels toy she has, but she likes to walk it into my glass display case. I guess because the noise it makes. I'm afraid as she gets stronger she's going to break the glass. We live in a 1 room apartment. So, I was wondering if anyone knew if they made like a protective cover or child proofing thing that would protect the glass doors. Anything like that? Help?
     
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    You could always get a toddler barrier. They come in many different sizes and lengths. You could get a 3-section barrier to put around your case.
     

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    Or...you could put the barrier around your daughter. :lol 
     
  4. ILoveDinobot

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    we have 2 of those in other places but, it just wouldn't work bc the display case is next to the media center and the gate has to be screwed in or she moves it no problem.
     
  5. flamepanther

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    Disappear the elephant?
     
  6. Wrecker217

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    "Sorry dear, but your elephant broke" /s

    I think the only good solution is to make a barrier that's large enough to cover both the media center and the display. Buy materials at Home Depot and start sawing & nailing.
     
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    Get a child proofing bumper I think they even have them at Walmart, they are like soft spongy material that sticks to stuff like the corner of an end table so when a baby hits the corner of an end table they don't get hurt.
    Put the bumper around the bottom of the display case so it creates a barrier away from the glass. When the rolling elephant hits the barrier on the ground it will hit the spongy barrier and not the bottom of the case nor the glass.
    He spongy barrier/bumper is about three inches wide.
    Hope that helps!
     
  8. seali_me

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    I bought one. On sale of course. they're almost always on sale. Like child seats.

    Just be careful when she starts climbing.

    Looks like Amazon has it cheaper too.

    Or get it used and surround your display instead.
     

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    can you put a coffee table before the case
     
  10. ILoveDinobot

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    I'm sure once she starts walking more and learns to throw, other things will go towards the glass.

    We have 2 of these in metal, she moves them.

    Not an option. The apartment is too small for a coffee table.

    No safe for a toddler and no room.
     
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    What about my suggestion of the foamy child proofing barrier?
     
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    Can you take a photo of the display case and the elephant in the room? MTME's idea, while good, won't work if the glass goes all the way to the floor and the elephant's shape makes it glad over the barrier she's brainstorming.
     
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    Yeah, that's a good idea for the short time until we get a better solution thanks!

    it's this case BILLY / OXBERG Bookcase - brown ash veneer, 31 1/2x79 1/2x11 " - IKEA

    this elephant Fisher-Price 3-in-1 Bounce, Stride & Ride Elephant - Fisher-Price - Toys "R" Us
     
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    If the case continues to get rammed into, the first thing I would do is make sure it is anchored to the wall to prevent an unfortunate accident. Following that, I'd agree with MTME regarding the foam barrier.

    The problem with tempered glass is that even if there is a small crack invisible to the naked eye, the whole pane of glass could explode. So, really no matter what you do, glass shattering is a possibility.

    That aside, most suggestions have been about what to do to the case...

    Have you thought about putting the child within a "play zone" that he/she cannot escape?
     
  16. ILoveDinobot

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    I don't know how to anchor it and my husband won't do it. I tried to anchor the dresser in the bedroom and broke 3 holes in the wall and it's still not anchored. :|
     
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    Random question: Do you rent or do you own your apt?

    If you rent and you're not allowed to screw holes into the wall, I can see that.

    But if you own, curious why your husband wouldn't anchor it? You just need to find a wall stud? I had to anchor a book shelf recent and it wasn't too bad, other than the holes in the wall.


    Or.....you can just instill the fear of God into your child whenever they're near the bookcase. :lol 
     
  18. seali_me

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    Yeah. Go old school on her.
     
  19. RustyBarnacles

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    You'd need "L" brackets, drywall screws, and wall anchors (plastic things that you place into a drilled hole in the wall that have small prongs that brace the other side of the drywall).

    If that's not possible, I'd say section off a portion of the house the child can play in where he/she will not risk knocking anything over.

    Or Get one of these:

    https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics...d=1472669478&sr=1-1&keywords=large+dog+kennel
     
  20. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 Oh no he's got to go! go go my budget!

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    Hire Samuel L. Jackson to guard your display case.
     
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