Toddler-proof the Christmas tree by decorating it with her old toys
Mark's practical tree trimming tip:
Our darling little girl just turned 18 months before Christmas. Last year she was pretty indifferent to the tree but this year she is all about it. At first we just gave up and the bottom 3 feet of the tree were just bare. Then I realized that I could fill out the bottom with her existing toys. I grabbed some little ones that were out of circulation for a little while and wedged them in the branches. Now we have a tree decorated from bottom to top and everything that she can reach is colorful and safe. It also makes the day end cleanup a little easier since we can just toss a lot of the loose toys into the branches.
Just double-check the tree stand to be sure it won't topple.