I posted this last year, but it’s still working for us — and L loves it even more this year!
I love the holidays, but there’s a lot of things connected with them that could potentially be dangerous with a toddler in the house. Last year, I erected a giant barricade around our Christmas tree using boxes filled with cinder blocks and covered in wrapping paper to keep it festive. This prevented L, who was pulling herself up to stand using anything she could get her hands on, from pulling a large Christmas tree over on herself. This year, I wanted to allow L to participate in some of our Christmas traditions while still keeping it safe for her. We usually get a very large tree and hang it with our collection of ornaments — many of them glass. I had seen L’s enthusiasm and awe when she noticed decorated trees at stores, so I knew touching the ornaments would be a huge temptation for her.
A week before we…
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