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How to toddler-proof Christmas

Christmas wall sitcker from tinyme

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 wall stickers

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.

And the dinner was lovely – it was at Tartufo in Chelsea, with a great group of bloggers (it was lovely to see Alison again, and finally meet Katy, and also meet Sophie and Tinuke).

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?

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