I know, I know – I’m sorry. I went there; I mentioned the C-word and it’s still October. This even breaks all my rules of not mentioning anything festive until my mid-December birthday. But bear with me.
Last week I went for a dinner with a group of bloggers and Ben from Australian company tinyme, makers of cute, personalised things for little people. One of the products they make is a Christmas tree wall sticker. And it struck me that this would be perfect for a toddler-proof Christmas decoration (they can’t pull it over, take the decorations off or ride things into it).
So it’s very early yet, but seeing as we now have a very mobile, active and curious toddler who is bound to take a huge interest in anything new – especially if it’s red or sparkly – I’ve started thinking of some other ways to baby-proof our decorations this year. So apart from the Christmas tree wall sticker, so far I’ve come up with…
- Putting everything up high (on tables, shelves or fireplaces)
- Have a small(er) tree we can perch somewhere that’s not the floor
- Draping fairy lights around the walls
- Not leaving cables and fairy light wires) dangling down or attached to low plugs
- Finding some really sturdy Christmas decorations that can be played with (does anyone make ride-on reindeer, maybe?)
tinyme seems like such a great company; it’s run by three dads, with 14 kids between them, who all feature in the product photos.
We were given a voucher to spend, and I’m still trying to decide what to get – so shall I get the Christmas tree sticker?