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Protecting the Christmas tree from Lily & the cats

Protecting the Christmas treeChristmas is a fun time of the year, but having a little girl pulling ornaments off the tree, or taking it down, isn’t one of the fun parts.

That’s why we put a gate around our Christmas tree. We purchased a North States Superyard XT Gate Play Yard and wrapped it around the tree. It fits nicely and helps keep little ones from running into it.

However, it doesn’t stop little hands from reaching out and grabbing ornaments that are at her height. So each time she grabs something, I put it back on the tree, further up.

The gate also helps deter the cats. Not as much as Lily, but any little bit helps as we don’t need any more cats sleeping in the Christmas tree or knocking it over.

This is actually our second Superyard Gate. We have another one that use to be a play pen but now spans the front of my desk and across the bottom of the stairs so someone can’t get into trouble.

If you’re looking to keep your little one out of the Christmas tree, check out the Superyard Gate. Maybe it’ll work as good for you as it does us.

4 Responses

  1. Josh says:

    We have the same gate. It worked well when he was in his crawling phase but not so much anymore. He does well with the tree though. We just made the mistake of showing him how tasty candy canes are. We also have a train wrapping around the top of our tree and he wants us to turn it on a couple times per day 🙂

    Merry Christmas!

  2. Trish says:

    You need to take down the gate. It is Lily’s Christmas as well. You need to just put the not so important decorations on the bottom – she is going to touch them and be curious. The world is not gated so you can’t always put a gate up – it will not stop her from being curious. She is a baby, and she will eventually get bored and move on to the next thing. My mom told me this and I believe that it was excellent advice. My daughter is now 6 and we have made it this far. This year Kayla decorated the tree with me. It was fun and she was really good at it –

    Happy Holiday’s to you and your family –

    • Thomas says:

      I’m all for letting her explore, touch and learn but if she pulls the Christmas tree down on top of her, it’s not going to be good.

  3. Joji says:

    @ Trish – God forbid we infringe on the infant’s Christmas rights! Come on, lady. It’s an INFANT! They will have no memory of the Soviet baby gates when they get older. You have to be a responsible parent – not a hippie.

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