By now you've probably forgotten those pre-pregnancy expectations you once had -- you know, of your adorable, picture-perfect kid sitting calmly amidst your House Beautiful-worthy holiday décor? Instead, the visions dancing in your head are those of little hands pulling down Christmas trees and snacking on ornaments. So how do you keep your kids safe, but still make your home look special? We asked the experts to find out how to keep everyone safe -- and sane -- through the holiday season.
Skip the Tinsel
While typical tinsel makes your tree sparkle and shine, it also poses a choking hazard -- and often contains lead. Instead, try a lead-free version (like Victorian Christmas Tree Tinsel), strands of sparkly beads (the kind that stay on the string if it breaks) or biodegradable colored raffia.