Every parent faces the dreaded fact that someday your child WILL be able to reach nearly everything in sight. This can be an unsettling thought but it doesn’t have to mean giving up on a nice, clean house. Here are 5 ways to have your cake and eat it too.
# 1 Ottomans or wicker toy boxes
All children have toys, this you could nearly state as a fact. A decorative ottoman or cute toy box can be a great place to not only store toys but hide them when company comes over. Your child will enjoy discovering the toys over and over again in their new hiding place. They might even attempt to put them back in there from time to time.
# 2 Light weight wooden picture frames
I love putting up pictures of my wonderful family all over the house but most come with sharp edges and a sheet of breakable glass. Buying light weight wooden or plastic frames at the dollar store can help you keep your pictures in sight with out worry. My daughter loves being able to point out the family members she knows.
# 3 Flameless candles
Another favorite decoration for most is great smelling candles but they can pose a threat to curious little hands. Flameless candles can be found at a reasonable price they come in wax, sometimes even scented ( prepare for teeth marks) or plastic. Placing them on a nice light plastic or metal plate can provide that warmth your room is missing all while providing a fun new toy for your kids.
# 4 Decorative pillows
If your feeling like your house is lacking fung shui because of the crazy baby whom you want to protect. Buying a couple of new colorful pillows for the couch can add that perfect touch. Over sized pillows for the floor will make for great baby distractions.
# 5 Baskets filled with wooden balls
This fung shui tip can make an irritable baby much happier. Place a nice basket in a lacking corner then fill it with anything from plastic Mardi gras beads, yarn or decorative wooden balls. This fills empty space where your nice things once used to be with something visually pleasing and extremely entertaining for little ones.