Having four little ones has definitely brought the magic back to Christmas for me. As soon as Thanksgiving is over I can’t wait to get all of our Christmas decorations out to transform our home for the holidays. Of course the most important of all the decorations is the Christmas tree. Every year we visit a tree farm where we select the perfect Christmas tree, watch the hubby cut it down, and indulge in hot cocoa before tying it to the roof of the Expedition and heading home. I then spend many hours stringing popcorn and cranberries to hang on the tree. Once all of the ornaments are hung and the star placed on top of the tree we love to relax and just take in the beauty. Of course this year is a bit different because we have a little mover who never stops.
I thought it would be helpful to share what I do to keep our home decorated for the holidays while stopping the little mover from destroying everything and keeping her safe too. Plus maintain your sanity!
Keep the decorations out of reach. Anything you don’t want your little mover to touch needs to be put out of his/her reach. It’s much more enjoyable to look at a beautifully decorated fireplace mantle than to be constantly telling the toddler no when they reach for all the pretties on a coffee or end table. Our nativity set is currently placed on top of a storage cabinet in our living room. Sure I’d love for it to be on a table where it’s more easily visible, but that can wait until the little ones understand the concept of fragility.
Protect the tree from the toddler and the toddler from the tree. Obviously a Christmas tree is not something that can be put out of reach. And so to keep little hands away I gate off our Christmas tree with a six panel playard. This keeps Lilah from pulling off ornaments, trying to eat the popcorn garland, poking herself on pine needles, or possibly knocking the tree over. It’s also created a little safe haven where our kitten, Nova, likes to relax away from the crazy children too, hehe.
Provide holiday themed toys for your little mover. As I mentioned before my nativity set is far out of reach of the little hands in our home, but I still wanted a set for the kids to be able to play with too. We actually have two sets including a plush set of itty bittys from Hallmark as well as a Little People set from Fisher-Price. In addition to these items there are also quite a few Christmas themed stuffed animals floating around and a few books. Every year once the holidays are over I pack these toys away with the Christmas decorations. This way when I get out the decorations these toys come out at the same time giving the little ones things they are allowed to touch and play with instead of constantly being told no.
I shared how I keep my holiday decorations from being destroyed, but what about my little mover? The last thing I need is a poopsplosion in her fancy Christmas dress or a leak to wake her up on Christmas Eve when all mama wants is a silent night.
Huggies Little Movers. These diapers are truly made for the nonstop toddler in your life. The stretchy SnugFit Waistband with Double Grip Strips helps the diapers to stay in place while the unique contoured shape provides a comfy fit for active little ones. Plus now Huggies Little Movers are even more absorbent with new and improved LEAK LOCK® and DryTouch® liner which absorbs on contact. Your little one’s bum is sure to stay dry through all of their holiday adventures and just might even give you a silent night. At least you’ll know if they do wake up it’s not because of damp Christmas pajamas.
The holidays can be tight on any budget so when it comes time to stock up on Huggies Little Movers be sure to check out Sam’s Club. There are many benefits to being a Sam’s Club member including free club pick-up or you can even choose to order through the website and have diapers and wipes shipped free straight to your home. I really like the subscription service because you can choose the size and how often you would like to receive a box which means you’ll never run out. And I can’t forget the price – this big box of Huggies Little Movers currently costs $39.98 at Sam’s Club which equals out to 24 cents per diaper.