How To Toddler-Proof Christmas

October 29, 2013

Here’s How To Toddler-Proof Christmas

Are you a parent and looking for some tips on how to toddler-proof Christmas and make the house and decorations safe from wandering hands?

Read our tips on how to toddler-proof Christmas!

How to toddler-proof Christmas - get this Christmas tree wall sitcker from tinyme

Christmas With A Toddler

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).

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…

Here’s my tips on how to toddler-proof Christmas:

1. Put everything up high

Put all your decorations on tables, shelves or fireplaces. Not on the floor. This way it’s out of the way and out of the reach of tiny, curious hands

2. Have a small tree

Have a small(er) tree you can perch somewhere that’s not the floor – on a shelf, ledge or table. The years of having a giant tree will come, honestly!

3. Hang decorations on the wall

Drape fairy lights around the walls instead of on the tree. Pretty!

4. Be safe

Don’t leave cables and fairy light wires dangling down or attached to low plugs

5. Go for the sturdy options

Find some really sturdy Christmas decorations that can be played with (does anyone make ride-on reindeer, maybe?) And most importantly, don’t stress if things get broken!

Does anyone else have any good tips on how to toddler-proof Christmas?

How to child-proof Christmas - tips and hints on making decorations safe and out of the way of toddlers and small children

More Christmas posts…an alternative Christmas gift guide for mums¬†and Christmas jumpers for children

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