Life changes when you have a baby and the festive season is included, so here are some toddler-proof Christmas decorating tips…

Once your precious baby starts to crawl and explore the world, everything in your home is fair game.

From baby-safe plug covers to padding for coffee table corners, there are hundreds of products on the market to make a home baby-safe, but how do you toddler-proof your Christmas décor?

Shelf Christmas decorations

Okay, this is not about taking the joy out of Christmas decorating – it’s about keeping it out of reach so that it lasts the entire season and it’s safe.

So, instead of adding décor to accessible areas, like the coffee table top and windowsills, decorate the fireplace mantle and wall shelves

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Let it hang

It’s hard to keep surfaces clear of clutter when you have kids, so here’s an idea – hang Christmas decorations from the ceiling or light fittings.

For example, try hanging sparkling Christmas baubles above the dinner table and you don’t even have to bother about a fussy festive table centrepiece. You could also hang Christmas wreaths on doors and on windows and string up festive bunting.

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