How to toddler-proof Christmas

October 29, 2013

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?

How to toddler-proof Christmas - get this Christmas tree 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…

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

  • Put everything up high (on tables, shelves or fireplaces). This way it’s out of the way and out of the reach of tiny, curious hands
  • 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!
  • Drape fairy lights around the walls instead of on the tree. Pretty!
  • Don’t leave cables and fairy light wires dangling down or attached to low plugs
  • Find some really sturdy Christmas decorations that can be played with (does anyone make ride-on reindeer, maybe?)

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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