Gas fireplace isn’t safe for the baby

I am a couple of months pregnant and I want to change some things before my baby arrives.

  • Right now we use a gas fireplace with a glass front.

It shows a faux wood fire and has a immense wooden ledge. It is particularly pretty however not safe at all. The glass is lava overheated when you touch it, my partner entirely has a scar on his back from when he leaned into the glass while shirtless. My partner thinks putting up a baby gate around it will be enough. I don’t want a toddler or even a many or more than four year old around that glass though. So will I gate that fireplace for almost 10 years? I don’t care about the heating plan that much. It is also over 15 years old. It is going to die anyway. I have been looking into replacing our old carpet with hardwood floors anyway. I am thinking this would be the perfect time since I could add radiant heating in the process. The heat would be underneath the wood and my baby would be protected. There would be no dusty air quality since it is electric based. Another pro of this plan is that anything that touches it gets heated as a result. So the baby’s crib, the animal bed and the couch are all getting heated by this amazing little system. My partner isn’t gratified that he might need to do a major project right before the baby is due, but I feel it needs to happen.


Electric heating

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