One of the best parts of Christmas is decorating your house for the holiday. Unfortunately, if you have a toddler at home you know that those nice decorations can easily be destroyed. Those beautiful antique decorations are not safe with the little one running around. Here are some tips on how to keep your kid safe and your decorations in one piece this holiday season.
I don’t know how this trend got started, but I am SO glad it did! If you go to Target or Walmart this year you will see a TON of different shatter-proof Christmas Bulb options. The best part is that they are CHEAP too. So if you have some glass bulbs, put them away for a couple years and replace them with some new ones.
Display Your Breakable Ornaments
If you have ornaments that mean a lot to you and are also breakable, do not put them on your tree. Just assume that anything going on your tree will be broken. If you have a high spot in your house, buy a small tree to set up there and out of your kid’s reach. That is where you can display those ornaments with high sentimental value.
You know those heavy blocks you bought to hang your stockings from the fireplace? Those hurt if they fall on your head. Unfortunately this is one lesson we learned the hard way and resulted with a giant “V” shaped bruise on my son’s head. They may not be able to reach the hook, but they sure can reach the stocking. No matter how heavy that block is, your kid will bring it down and it will not be pretty. Instead, try using a Command Hook. They stay pretty good and won’t leave your kid with a bruise if it falls.
A Christmas Tree Just For Them
If your little one is really into the tree and just can’t leave it alone, why not get one just for them! While there are plenty of small trees you can get, I love these felt ones with ornaments you can get on Amazon. They can spend hours putting decorations on and off the tree. This one even has lights:
Make Your Own Decorations
Finally, if all else fails it’s time to get a little DIY and make your own decorations. FInd some things your toddler can help you make. Not only will your house look super festive, they will be memories and items you’ll use for years to come. Here are some great crafts you can do with your little one for Christmas: