My ds is 6 months old and already very active and curious. Of course I will teach him to stay close to us, but I have a feeling for at least a short time we'll need a "child leash". I am of the opinion that they are wonderful parenting tools for the time when a child is still learning not to stray from mom and dad. I don't think they are humiliating at all. Some people feel it's treating a child like a dog. Well, yes lol. You don't leash a dog to be mean, you do it so they don't run off and get hurt. I'm just very curious if I'll get comments in public. No one here uses them, and their kids run around as they please, destroying merchandise and hurting themselves.
So, what do you think of "child leashes"? To be clear, I'm speaking of the current version, which is a harnessed backpack with a tether on it.