Kid-Proof Your Home: Holiday Edition

There’s nothing like the joy of the holiday season. And, with all the excitement and fun of yule-time traditions, it’s no surprise that kids and adults alike look forward to it every year!

So, to get the most out of this happy season, you’ll want to create a safe and festive environment. Here are some tips to get you started:

Deck the halls up high. Having little ones in the house is no reason to tone down the decorations — in fact, just the opposite! Kid’s love the glitz and glam of the holidays. So hang the stockings, string the garland and switch on the lights! Just be sure to keep the decorations up high and out of reach.

Trim the tree with care. When it comes to one of the season’s most beloved symbols, decorate with the kiddos in mind. Skip the tinsel and trimmings that can look like candy and opt for larger, non-breakable ornaments. Worried about it tipping over? You can always tie the tree to nearby railing for a more play-friendly zone!

Enlist your little helpers. Help your kids feel included by letting them embrace the hustle-and-bustle. Make decorating a family event and have them lend a hand while you bake the goodies. They’ll love picking out wrapping paper and signing the family holiday cards, too!

Bring back the kids table. Make your little ones feel special by giving them an exclusive place to dine! Entice them with kid-friendly treats and games, and keep things like nuts, candy and alcoholic beverages out of reach. It’s the perfect way to keep the whole family happy and safe as you celebrate!

Keep it clean. A great rule of thumb is to routinely clean up to make sure all tree needles or fallen decorations stay out of the hands of children. It’s safe to keep things tidy! Not to mention it ups the cozy factor.

Stand watch. This is especially important if you’ve got babies or toddlers in your home. Be sure to always keep an eye on them and never leave them alone where their curious hands could get them in trouble. You’ll keep them safe and they’ll love the added family time!

In charge of the holiday festivities this year? Check out our tips on how to be the best host on the block!

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