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Christmas tree baby protector

(15 Posts)
curvygran950 Sat 24-Nov-18 13:44:21

My 10 month old granddaughter is visiting from Australia and we are thrilled that she'll be with us for Christmas. She's at the crawling/pulling herself to standing stage, and I'm hoping to find some ideas via this forum as to how to protect her and the Christmas tree from disaster. It will be a floor standing tree, at least 8 ft tall, and will stand in a corner of the room.
All help/ideas very gratefully received, thank you!

Luckygirl Sat 24-Nov-18 13:47:02

We always put ours on a coffee table that is in a corner protected by 2 sofas at right angles. Seems to work.

MawBroon Sat 24-Nov-18 13:47:39

You could stand it in a playpen!!

trisher Sat 24-Nov-18 13:54:27

Sofa across the corner would seem essential to me. Or you could stack so many presents around it she'd have lots to occupy her before she got to the tree! grin

ninathenana Sat 24-Nov-18 14:07:25

What Maw said

MiniMoon Sat 24-Nov-18 14:09:28

When ours were tiny, we fenced the Christmas tree off behind an extendable nursery fireguard.

curvygran950 Sat 24-Nov-18 16:19:25

Thank you everyone! I'm afraid the sofa is not an option [brilliant idea tho] and I think I'll investigate the fireguard plan. We have a couple of clippasafe ones in use already. Or else her engineer dad can sort something out!

DoraMarr Sat 24-Nov-18 16:44:27

I look after two of my grandchildren, and I decided not to move things unless they were dangerous. I always told them “no” firmly if they touched my plants or my ceramic pieces, and then distracted them, and it worked. (However, my granddaughter who lives a distance away and thus visits infrequently has never got the idea, and I’ve lost a couple of plants to her.) So, you could try just saying no!

curvygran950 Sat 24-Nov-18 17:01:24

I have only seen her for a couple of weeks since she was born, so I'm certainly not going to be the one to discipline her! It's really just a safety question - fast crawlers [or any mobile youngster] can 'escape' in a microsecond, even in the best ordered households.

EllanVannin Sat 24-Nov-18 17:06:55

Watch the needles.

FlexibleFriend Sat 24-Nov-18 17:06:59

If anything needs fencing off we use one of these

DoraMarr Sat 24-Nov-18 17:07:37

Yes, that’s true! I think the safety gates/ fireguard idea is a good one.

Baggs Sat 24-Nov-18 17:07:38

You can get playpen arrangements that open and work like fences. We had one to protect my harp.

curvygran950 Sat 24-Nov-18 17:55:02

Thank you, I think the argos one is the right sort of flexible design. How lovely to play the harp,Baggs! Luckily my piano is extremely tough and has withstood generations of use....

M0nica Sun 25-Nov-18 14:10:30

I am another for putting the tree in the middle of the play pen.