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Loving Our Beautiful & Safe Fireplace Cover by Jamboo Creations

Don’t get me wrong I absolutely love our fireplace, but honestly it scares me.  The fireplace though is made of rocks and concrete, yes the real stuff.  When we first moved in, I had visions of my kids tripping and falling and cracking their heads open on them, and no I couldn’t watch them every minute of every day.  So I went to our local baby store and bought this foam padding that sticks on the edges all around and cushions it.  Now since it just goes along the edges you still see the concrete part and while its not that dangerous it also wasn’t pretty.  For four years I sat on our couch in our family room and averted my eyes from the terrible foam padding around the fireplace.  Not only did it not match, it became so dirty that I couldn’t even clean it any more and my kids decided to pick at it.  So chunks were missing, it was dirty and our concrete fireplace area was now dirty and ugly looking.

 

hearthsoft protecting fireplace

In comes Jamboo Creations.  Jamboo is a company that was started by a mom and dad who were looking for a better way to keep their fireplace safe and attractive.  The HearthSoft is their main product and it is individually cut and professionally sewn in their own workroom in Atlanta, GA (yeah for a product being made in the United States!)  Other than HearthSoft covers, Jamboo Creations also makes Post/Pole wrappers, Throw Pillows, Retractable Safety Gates, and Cushions...

 

 

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A Lucky Lady Bug Review : (read entire review here)

 

Jamboo Creations HearthSoft Review & Giveaway...

Over the years growing up, I as many of us do I've slowly acquired certain tastes and dislikes. I have actually determined a certain set of requirements for my next home (hopefully the one I plan to grow old in). More specifically the one that applies to this review is a natural fireplace. This of course poses a major issue if we decide to move in the next few years as the one in our home now is a constant problem when it comes to my boys.

 

We have always ghetto rigged the fireplace with foam of all kinds and it's honestly never stayed put. Also lets be honest it was more of an eyesore than anything but what else were we going to do? It's not like there were too many other solutions out there that worked any better. Then a few weeks ago I came across a solution I wish I had known about years ago!!

 

hearthsoft protecting fireplace

These are unlike anything I've seen before and I could not be happier I discovered Jamboo Creations. Thankfully they agreed to send me over one of their Heathsofts to review. These are all custom made to fit any size fireplace and currently come in 28 different colors and fabrics.

 

Recommendation: I don't know that I could say a single bad thing about this company or product! This is a quality made product sure to last a lifetime and more. I have already told my husband as well as everyone I know that I will not live in another home without a Hearthsoft as part of my decor! I know it may seem expensive but this really is reasonably priced for this type of quality and solution in my opinion not to mention it will last you a lifetime (or so I am pretty sure it will)! This is definitely something we will be removing and taking with us to the next house!

 

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Mommies POV Review : (read entire review here)

 

Yeah finally I am able to use Suzzane's Hope Chest!!...

Today I would like to share with you a new company I found called Jamboo Creations. Jamboo Creations creates all types of items to help make the home baby proof. I was able to check out one of there HearthSoft creations and I love it.

 

I used it to cover my daughters Hope Chest she had made before she was killed. Since I covered it with the HearthSoft it is more attractive looking and Charlie does not get hurt when he plays around it. It even makes it more comfortable to set on. I like that they come in a variety of colors because I can change it up anytime I change the decor in my home. I also showed it to the ladies who run the office here in my apartment complex as there is a fireplace in there and they both thought it would make the office look a lot nicer.

 

 

 


 

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Real Moms Real Reviews : (read entire review here)

 

HearthSoft by Jamboo Creations...

My family just moved into a gorgeous new house and we love it. The only thing that really concerned us was the fireplace that we now have. For some reason, our daughter has taken a keen interest to this new potential "hiding spot" she's discovered. She's always trying to climb it or play on it and it makes us so nervous! We looked into safety gates and other types of safety measures, but they were either disappointing or just plain ugly.

 

...We love our HearthSoft! It looks great in our home and we don’t have to constantly worry about the dangers that the fireplace can impose on our daughter...

 

 


 

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Mommy Hotspot Review: (read entire review here)

 

HearthSoft by Jamboo Creations – HearthSoft Review

One of the main concerns for families with fireplaces is the dangers that a fireplace can mean for their children. Often, the fireplace features a ledge that rests under the opening of the fireplace itself. The ledge can be hard and rigid with dangerously sharp corners. In other cases, the ledge can be lined with jagged stones or other decorative pieces. Don't get me wrong—they're beautiful. Just not the safest for a house filled with mischievous and rambunctious little ones.

 

As an added bonus to safety, Jamboo Creations also kept adults in mind when developing the product. The HearthSoft is available in 5 different fabrics and more than 25 different colors so that it can be customized to match your existing home décor...

 


 

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Balanced Mama Review: (read entire review here)

 

Fireplace Childproofing – HearthSoft Review

We were able to make our fireplace safe without making it look ugly. Since HearthSoft is custom made, it fits perfectly.

 

I no longer have to worry about my son smashing his head on the bricks. The panels that hang down from the top cushion are also padded. So, the hearth is now completely safe.

 

We were able to make our fireplace safe without making it look ugly. Since HearthSoft is custom made, it fits perfectly...

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Lincoln Journal Star Newspaper Review:

 

HearthSoft adds protection for kids

If you are worried about making the sharp edges around your fireplace safe for children, check out this soft-sided fireplace hearth cover.

 

HearthSoft by Jamboo Creations was designed by parents who were searching for a solution to their problem. It adds a safe layer of protection and can be used for seating, too.

 

Made of flame-retardant fabric, it can be removed and easily cleaned. It comes in 12 colors and unusual hearth shapes and custom fabrics can be accommodated.

 

 


 

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Talking Walnut Blog Review: (read review here)

 

Come on baby, light my fire

What parent wouldn’t relish one room in the house that doesn’t scream “baby?” I know my husband wishes there were more places in our home that weren’t all about kids–from toys spilling out of otherwise-concealed storage bins, to outlet covers galore, there is clear-cut evidence that yes, we have young children living here. Because we consider our dining room a prime entertaining spot, with our fireplace and seating area, it’s one space that begs for practicality, but that must still be safe for prying hands. Jamboo Creations takes the sting out of childproofing with HearthSoft, a makeshift fireplace cover that doubles as a comfortable seating area. It’s made from a flame-retardant poly-foam material that slips right over a hearth, without requiring any special assembly. It wipes clean, which you’ll really appreciate when your little one manages to spill her juicebox. But what you’ll really love is how much it’ll make you feel…well, like a grown-up. And some days, that’s frankly all you’re asking for.

 

In a Nutshell: Say goodbye to those useless foam rubber safety corners that are always popping off, and enjoy a fireside story safely with your kids.

 

 


 

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Pajama Mommy Community Review: (read review here)

 

Say “Bye-Bye” to Ugly Fireplace Baby-Proofing

 

Every parent remembers when the realization hit them—parenting means relinquishing any sense of interior design to baby-proofing products that provide function with no form.

 

Somewhere between hideous rubber bumpers and stark-white baby gates, most parents come to accept that child safety must over-ride the chic home design they enjoyed before the “it” couple became the cute little family.

 

Not any more! Jamboo Creations is introducing a line of products that simultaneously merges stylish interiors and plush baby-proofing!

 

Jamboo’s debut product addresses one of the greatest areas of concern for child safety at home: The sharp-edged area around the fireplace hearth, which also happens to be a major focal point for entertainment and family gatherings. The founders of Jamboo Creations and parents of a vivacious 4 year old, Gina and Bill Maguire, have blended the elements of design and safety into one unique and creative baby-proofing solution, with HearthSoft™, by Jamboo Creations- the first fireplace hearth cover that accomplishes two clever and essential objectives:

 

   1. Add a safe layer of protection for your child or loved one (including those with disabilities) around the

       hard surfaces and sharp edges of the fireplace.

 

   2. Create an attractive home furnishing piece that enhances the look and usability of any room, using durable,

       easy-to-clean and flame-retardant designer fabrics.

 

“When our son, Jack, was born, we scoured the internet and mass-market Baby product stores for something more attractive and practical than those standard rubber corner covers, “says Bill Maguire, co-owner of Jamboo Creations. “After ending every shopping trip disappointed and empty-handed, my wife went to work creating the perfect hearth cover for baby . The response from our family and friends let us know that this was a vastly-needed product from which any family with a fireplace could benefit.”

 

The company name is an acronym derived from combining the initials of Gina and Bill’s son, *J*ack *A*llen *M*aguire, who the couple affectionately calls “*Boo*”…thus, *Jamboo Creations**.

 

About HearthSoft

The patent-pending, durable, lightweight HearthSoft unit is custom-tailored to fit any hearth and decor and goes directly from shipping box to the fireplace hearth, with no assembly required. Zippered entries further enhance the convenience factor, allowing for easy cleaning when necessary. In addition, the padded skirt folds effortlessly underneath for easy storage in a closet or under a bed. The top pad of the HearthSoft contains 2” of dense, flame-retardant polyfoam that is wrapped in Dacron. The skirt contains 1” of dense polyfoam.

 

Available in 12 colors, HearthSoft is priced at $249.00, with free shipping, and Jamboo’s 100% money-back Customer Satisfaction Guarantee. Unusual hearth shapes and custom fabrics to fit any décor are also welcome, as part of Jamboo’s commitment to bringing safety and style to any interior design specifications.

 


 

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She Knows: Review and Give Away (Read Review)

 

From heart to home

Jamboo Creations is introducing a line of products that simultaneously merges stylish interiors and plush baby-proofing!

 

HearthSoft addresses one of the greatest areas of concern for child safety at home: The sharp-edged area around the fireplace hearth, which also happens to be a major focal point for entertainment and family gatherings.

 

So, HearthSoft blended the elements of design and safety into one unique and creative baby-proofing solution, with HearthSoft™, by Jamboo Creations.

 

 


 

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Chicago Parent Review (Read Review)

 

Excerpt from The childproofing post

My baby is getting to that dreaded age: the one where he's about to start moving, getting into all my stuff and causing a general ruckus around the household. My baby is getting to that dreaded age where I need to start thinking about protecting him against the evils of my home. I only sort of jest. I need to start thinking about childproofing my house. Again...


Here's my advice: ...


» Don't be too scared. It's daunting when your child moves around, puts everything in his/ her mouth, but I think a certain amount of safe exploration is necessary for babies and toddlers to learn the difference between right and wrong and yes and no. So trust your gut and proof things that are totally out of your control to protect, like windows opening more than four inches and sharp corners on fireplace hearths

(See: New cool product called the HearthSoft. I could fall asleep on that.)

 

 


 

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Thoroughly Modern Mommies: Review (Read Review)

 

Jamboo Creations: Babyproofing with Style

If you have an active two-year-old who likes to fall down around sharp corners like I do, you'll probably just LOVE Jamboo Creations!

 

HearthSoft, being Jamboo’s debut product, addresses one of the greatest areas of concern for child safety at home: The sharp-edged area around the fireplace hearth, which also happens to be a major focal point for entertainment and family gatherings. The founders of Jamboo Creations and parents of a vivacious 4 year old, Gina and Bill Maguire, have blended the elements of design and safety into one unique and creative baby-proofing solution, with HearthSoft, by Jamboo Creations- the first fireplace hearth cover that accomplishes two clever and essential objectives:

 

1. Add a safe layer of protection for your child or loved one (including those with disabilities) around the hard surfaces and sharp edges of the fireplace.

 

2. Create an attractive home furnishing piece that enhances the look and usability of any room, using durable, easy-to-clean and flame-retardant designer fabrics.

 

The patent-pending, durable, lightweight HearthSoft unit is custom-tailored to fit any hearth and decor and goes directly from shipping box to the fireplace hearth, with no assembly required. Zippered entries further enhance the convenience factor, allowing for easy cleaning when necessary. In addition, the padded skirt folds effortlessly underneath for easy storage in a closet or under a bed. The top pad of the HearthSoft contains 2” of dense, flame-retardant polyfoam that is wrapped in Dacron. The skirt contains 1" of dense polyfoam.

 

Available in 12 colors, HearthSoft is priced at $249.00, with low, flat rate shipping and Jamboo’s 100% money-back Customer Satisfaction Guarantee. Unusual hearth shapes and custom fabrics to fit any décor are also welcome, as part of Jamboo’s commitment to bringing safety and style to any interior design specifications.

 


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Wellsphere Parenting Community: (read review here)

 

Say “Bye-Bye” to Ugly Fireplace Baby-Proofing

 

 

Every parent remembers when the realization hit them—parenting means relinquishing any sense of interior design to baby-proofing products that provide function with no form. Somewhere between hideous rubber bumpers and stark-white baby gates, most parents come to accept that child safety must over-ride the chic home design they enjoyed before the “it” couple became the cute little family.

 

Not any more! Jamboo Creations is introducing a line of products that simultaneously merges stylish interiors and plush baby-proofing!

 

Jamboo’s debut product addresses one of the greatest areas of concern for child safety at home: The sharp-edged area around the fireplace hearth, which also happens to be a major focal point for entertainment and family gatherings. The founders of Jamboo Creations and parents of a vivacious 4 year old, Gina and Bill Maguire, have blended the elements of design and safety into one unique and creative baby-proofing solution, with HearthSoft™, by Jamboo Creations- the first fireplace hearth cover that accomplishes two clever and essential objectives:

 

   1. Add a safe layer of protection for your child or loved one (including those with disabilities) around the

       hard surfaces and sharp edges of the fireplace.

 

   2. Create an attractive home furnishing piece that enhances the look and usability of any room, using durable,

       easy-to-clean and flame-retardant designer fabrics.

 

“When our son, Jack, was born, we scoured the internet and mass-market Baby product stores for something more attractive and practical than those standard rubber corner covers, “says Bill Maguire, co-owner of Jamboo Creations. “After ending every shopping trip disappointed and empty-handed, my wife went to work creating the perfect hearth cover for baby . The response from our family and friends let us know that this was a vastly-needed product from which any family with a fireplace could benefit.”

 

The company name is an acronym derived from combining the initials of Gina and Bill’s son, *J*ack *A*llen *M*aguire, who the couple affectionately calls “*Boo*”…thus, *Jamboo Creations**.

 


 

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Pregnancy and Newborn Blog: (read review here)

 

Baby Safety Month: Fireplace

 

 

With winter quickly approaching, keeping the hearth of your home safe for the littlest family member is a must. If you have a fireplace in your home, covering for the dangerous corners of the hearth usually means compromising style for safety...until now.

 

We recently discovered the HearthSoft from Jamboo Creations, a chic alternative to ugly fireplace coverings of the past. By turning your hearth into an inviting, comfortable seating area instead of a blocked off, no-touch zone, you and your little one can once again enjoy your living area without worrying about a trip to the emergency room.

 

 


 

 

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Mom Blog Network: (read review here)

 

Say “Bye-Bye” to Ugly Fireplace Baby-Proofing from Jamboo Creations

 

 

Every parent remembers when the realization hit them—parenting means relinquishing any sense of interior design to baby-proofing products that provide function with no form. Somewhere between hideous rubber bumpers and stark-white baby gates, most parents come to accept that child safety must over-ride the chic home design they enjoyed before the “it” couple became the cute little family.

 

Not any more! Jamboo Creations is introducing a line of products that simultaneously merges stylish interiors and plush baby-proofing!

 

Jamboo’s debut product addresses one of the greatest areas of concern for child safety at home: The sharp-edged area around the fireplace hearth, which also happens to be a major focal point for entertainment and family gatherings. The founders of Jamboo Creations and parents of a vivacious 4 year old, Gina and Bill Maguire, have blended the elements of design and safety into one unique and creative baby-proofing solution, with HearthSoft™, by Jamboo Creations- the first fireplace hearth cover that accomplishes two clever and essential objectives:

 

   1. Add a safe layer of protection for your child or loved one (including those with disabilities) around the

       hard surfaces and sharp edges of the fireplace.

 

   2. Create an attractive home furnishing piece that enhances the look and usability of any room, using durable,

       easy-to-clean and flame-retardant designer fabrics.

 

“When our son, Jack, was born, we scoured the internet and mass-market Baby product stores for something more attractive and practical than those standard rubber corner covers, “says Bill Maguire, co-owner of Jamboo Creations. “After ending every shopping trip disappointed and empty-handed, my wife went to work creating the perfect hearth cover for baby . The response from our family and friends let us know that this was a vastly-needed product from which any family with a fireplace could benefit.”

 

The company name is an acronym derived from combining the initials of Gina and Bill’s son, *J*ack *A*llen *M*aguire, who the couple affectionately calls “*Boo*”…thus, *Jamboo Creations**.

 


 

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Are Muffins Ugly Cupcakes? (And other random thoughts): (read review here)

 

Say “Bye-Bye” to Ugly Fireplace Baby-Proofing

New Product Merges Interior Design With Child Safety

 

 

I remember when the realization hit—parenting meant relinquishing our home's interior style to ugly baby-proofing products. Somewhere between hideous rubber bumpers and stark-white baby gates, I came to accept that child safety must override the chic home design we enjoyed before the baby came.

 

Does it have to be so? Not any more!

 

Allow me to introduce HearthSoft™, a new child safety product that cleverly merges stylish interiors and plush baby proofing with a beautiful, cushiony solution.

 

HearthSoft™ addresses one of the worst problem areas for child safety at home: the sharp-edged area around the fireplace. As we all know, the hearth is a focal point for social gatherings, and is the centerpiece of many living rooms. Do you really need to lose its benefits once you have kids? I don't think so.

 

HearthSoft™ keeps the fireplace stylish and safe in two ways:

1. It adds a layer of protection for your little one around the hard surfaces and sharp edges of the fireplace.

2. It creates an attractive home furnishing piece that enhances the look and usability of any room, using durable, easy-to-clean and flame-retardant designer fabrics.(plus, it is available in 12 colors!)

 

Installation

Installing the HearthSoft couldn't be easier—It goes directly from the shipping box to the fireplace hearth, with no assembly required. The HearthSoft unit is custom-tailored to fit any hearth shape (even funky ones), and comes in twelve different colors.

 

Of course, as a fireplace product, the HearthSoft is flame retardant. To top things off, the HearthSoft is easy to clean and store (when the kids are away or between babies).

 

The HearthSoft's price—just under 250 dollars, is not cheap. But again, this is more than a baby proofing cover. How much would you pay for an extra couch? Now, what if that same couch could help to keep your children safe? That's where the value kicks in.

 

HearthSoft comes with low, flat rate shipping and a 100% money-back guarantee. Well, that's my plug for HearthSoft.

 


 

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From One Mommy to Another: (read review here)

 

Product Spotlight: HearthSoft Fireplace Hearth Child Proofing Cover

 

I remember being pregnant with our first and thinking this could be done in a few hours. Then I quickly realized that it really takes a keen eye weeks to find all of the potential hazards in a home. Child-proofing your fireplace can be a tricky one. The products available that soften the edges are rather costly and not very pleasing to look at.

 

 

 

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I was excited to connect with Jamboo Creations who has developed HearthSoft, the first, custom-tailored fireplace hearth cover that allows you to baby or child-proof your fireplace hearth while maintaining a sense of interior design within your home.

 

Here are some specs on the design and materials used in the HearthSoft:

 

  • 2" of Reflex 40 dense polyfoam on the top deck. Reflex 40 is flame
            retardant and meets UFAC Class I, California #117 Sec. E,
            and NFPA codes.
  • 1" of 1.2-32 foam for the skirt.
  • Deck is wrapped with 3/4 oz Dacron
  • Zippered entry on all panels – deck and skirt.

 

The fabrics used are 100% polyester microfiber with brushed finish for softness and easily cleans with water. They also meet flammability codes UFAC I, NFPA 260, and Calif. Bulletin #117, Sec. E codes.

 

The color swatches [left] show Buckskin, Khaki, Spun Gold, and Olive from left to right. The patterns is woven with a pin dot pattern which gives it slight texture. The brushed finish is very soft to the touch and easy to clean. Jamboo's suggested uses include window treatments, pillows, cushions, table skirts, shower curtains, bedding, residential and commercial upholstery.

 

 

Shown next are Safari, Mist, Spa Blue, and Denim. The denim is a fantastic faux suede with a denim weave texture features a special polyester microdenier yarn that is very soft, durable and easy to keep clean. This fabric is ideal for almost any use in a home with its ease of care and lovely texture.

 

I have to say that I normally steer away from denim because while I like the color, it too often feels stiff and catches everything on it. This Risonanza pattern from Jamboo Creations goes against all of that; it is incredibly soft and comfortable.

 

Shown here [next 4 swatches] are Wine, Deep Jungle, Moonlight Night, and Cinnabark. Jamboo Creations stands behind their HearthSoft 100%. They recommend their fabrics be cleaned with water. The mother in me could not resist a little stain test though...

 

so I took a bit of the spaghetti from lunch and rubbed it in a bit. After 10 minutes, I removed the actual food part, wiped off the rest with water and it looked pretty close to perfect. Just to be safe I put a bit of stain spray on it, dabbed with water, and then let it sit to dry.

 

The result????

A very easy to care for fabric that is sure to make any parent happy. (see below).

 

Mommy Mentor's Open Sky Shop is proud to be the first to sell the HearthSoft by Jamboo Creations! You can purchase it directly through the links in this blog post and finally be able to ensure your child's safety in a stylish way.

 

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Swatch with stain added

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Swatch after stain removed

 


 

 

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