A clever Aussie mum has created the ultimate child and pet-proof Christmas tree, by attaching it to the ceiling.
Mel Webber has turned Christmas on its head, literally, in a bid to keep her dogs and toddler from getting at the decorations.
“What Christmas looks like in our house!” Mel wrote, sharing photos of her creation on the Kmart Home Decor & Hacks Australia Facebook page. “My way of child and pet proofing the Christmas tree.”
Her post attracted more than one thousand comments, with other mums praising her creativity. But there were others who were unsure how safe the tree was, and why it was necessary.
“I have small dogs, two being male, which would love to pee on the tree,” Mel explained. “One is also a puppy. We have been doing this since my daughter’s second Christmas. She was born in September, so we never gave her the chance to be ‘naughty’. I didn’t want to spend a month telling a 1.5 year-old ‘NO’.
“So this was pre planned. And unless an adult wants to swing on the tree like a stripper pole, it’s not just going to ‘unsafely’ fall from the sky. The feet are attached inside the ceiling with a support board to take the weight.”
Other mums wondered where the Christmas presents would go, with Mel pointing out that there’s actually lots of room to place gifts.
“Look at all the extra space underneath it, we can gift our daughter a pushbike and have it wrapped under the tree. Pretty sure a standard one, you can realistically fit how many little presents underneath it? Before you have to start spreading them out around the tree anyway!”
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