Most parents know all too well that when it comes to the Christmas tree and the toddler, there can be issues. Not only is it tough to maintain a perfectly decorated tree with an inquisitive tot in your midst, but there's the safety factor of all those small parts and breakable ornaments.
I've found some felt Christmas trees over at eBay that could be the perfect alternative (or addition) to a real tree this year, and prices start as low as $13.52 with free shipping.
Some people put their Christmas tree in a playpen, others decorate only the top section (which I did for many Christmases), and some people decide it's just too hard and look for an alternative.
And these are some bargain alternatives:
The Felt Wall Christmas Tree ($13.52 shipped) is a large cutout that you can easily hang on any wall. It's around 95 centimetres tall, so it's a good size for tots to enjoy, plus it comes with 26 coloured ornaments that kids can enjoy rearranging day after day.
For something a little more like an actual tree, there's the 3D Cone Felt Christmas Tree ($15.80 shipped), which is particularly excellent younger tots who are sitting most of the time. It's around 70 centimetres high, and comes with lots of adorable decorations to hang.
Great ideas, both of them. I've got the flat felt tree already, and it definitely helped stop my preschooler from trying to climb the real tree last year!
Both of these items ship FREE in Australia, and will take up to a week to arrive.