Our mobile 11 month old is drawn to the fireplace (of course), so we purchased this instead of constantly putting pillows up as a barrier - which she pulled away anyway. These were easy to install, soft and cushiony and looked great affixed to our brick fireplace! Only drawback is that our peanut has figured out if she pulls on it, it comes away from the brick as its not as sticky as we'd like. If you have a strong and clever little one, heads up, otherwise its a great way to prevent serious bumps and bruises.
Our newly crawling 8 month old spends most of her day trying to pull herself up and the fireplace with sharp edges was a hazard. This guard is thick and soft, and easy to cut with scissors so you can tailor it to the size of your fireplace (we even had some left over). Great product!