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Ideas for a Christmas tree barrier?

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Ideas for a Christmas tree barrier?

Does anyone have any ideas for a Christmas tree barrier? I've considered a Superyard, but the lowest price I can find is $90, and that's too much. The tree will be in a corner, so it wouldn't have to surround the tree completely. Thanks for any suggestions!
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Never used one. We were always in the room with our baby/infant/toddler. As he became older, we would just put the ornaments higher up (and unbreakable ones for the most part). Tie the tree for support to the wall/windowsill if you are worried about falling.
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We have two little ones, so it's just out of a desire to not be dragging them away from the tree the entire day. Between the ornaments, tree, and presents, I figure it would be easiest to have a barrier or something along those lines around the tree.
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Xax wrote:
Nov 21st, 2008 8:24 am
We have two little ones, so it's just out of a desire to not be dragging them away from the tree the entire day. Between the ornaments, tree, and presents, I figure it would be easiest to have a barrier or something along those lines around the tree.
IMO a barrier will not do the trick. If they want at it, they will get to it.

Be stern with the chilren and they WILL get that they are not to touch it. I agree with nalababe about hanging ornaments higher and tying the tree down.

I suppose your coffee tables are empty, all cabinets are locked tight, and nothing is in sight to teach your kids properly. :confused: :confused:
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3weddings is right. They more you restrict them from the tree, the more they will want to get at it. Talk to them about the dangers/rules if they are old enough. Let them touch/smell/explore with supervision. That is what being a kid is all about and how they learn.
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Spray bottle... oh wait, that's for cats...

Rub this all over the tree...
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Sorry, not helpful...

Aesthetically, big wrapped boxes posted above is a great idea provided your little ones can't climb.
Anything else and you take away from the "look".

After a few explanations, my 3y old doesn't go near the tree. She did help trimming it. Last year, she had no interest.
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Still wouldn't put anything around the tree. That being said, we keep all presents away until Christmas, including those from friends.
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Looks like we might just have to get a Superyard. I really thought there would be some sort of product that wouldn't cost as much, but apparently not. Thanks for all the suggestions!
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Nov 22nd, 2008 10:44 pm
Spray bottle... oh wait, that's for cats...

Rub this all over the tree...
Image
Sorry, not helpful...

Aesthetically, big wrapped boxes posted above is a great idea provided your little ones can't climb.
Anything else and you take away from the "look".

After a few explanations, my 3y old doesn't go near the tree. She did help trimming it. Last year, she had no interest.
hahaha..loved the pic...

our 1st learned, but we weren't as diligent with our 2nd...so he's into EVERYTHING...even climbing the dining room table/chest freezer.
they did help trim the tree, and there's not much up that we foresee losing any sleep over. yes there are some "baby's 1st xmas", but none that are breakable (i think)
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i'm worried about this issue also.. i've debated fake tree but i am the type that thinks "fake tree=fake christmas" it's just not christmas without the smell of pine floating through the house.. i can't warrent spending the big bucks on a superyard to put around the tree when it would ONLY be used for that... i've heard from a few parents who have said they put thier tree IN a playpen i if we don't figure something out we'll just tack it to the roof :lol:
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A Superyard is definitely an expensive option for just that purpose, but I don't think we have a choice. I'm not sure just the base Superyard will be big enough, so we may be looking at buying an extension kit as well. Ho hum.
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