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Leash For Toddlers?? For It Or Against It??

Posted by on Jul. 14, 2012 at 1:08 AM
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Question: For or Against Strapping Your Tot In A Harness??

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I will admit...i have bought one of these, the cute little monkey one from eddie bauer, but ive only actually used it a couple of times. I got it simply because i was pregnant & already had a very rambunctious one yr old ds who would run around like a mad man (but u gotta expect that from a child who just learn how to run & walk) and because i was preggo...i could not and did not want to run and chase my child with my biggo belly. & to hold him??...forget about it, he was heavy! so yes...i strapped him in one and boy...did i get stares and crazy faces...but i did not use it alot considering i hardly evr went out w/o my dh and thats whn we nvr needed it cuz he always carries our ds. Now the harness just sits in my car but my tot loves the monkey and just uses it as a stuffed animal, & thats the only purpose its gonna serve now. So what do u guys think???  Totally FOR or AGAINST? Give ur opinions...

by on Jul. 14, 2012 at 1:08 AM
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Adamswifeypoo08
by on Jul. 14, 2012 at 1:09 AM
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Im totally and completely against them. Babies and toddlers are people not dogs.

Hierophant85
by on Jul. 14, 2012 at 1:11 AM
My sons grandmother gave me one when he was 3, I wasn't comfortable with it so I never used it.
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momma_sam
by Samantha on Jul. 14, 2012 at 1:14 AM
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Im for them. i just dont like the term "leash" leashes go around a dogs neck. harnesses go across the
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momma_sam
by Samantha on Jul. 14, 2012 at 1:17 AM
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Im for them. i just dont like the term "leash" leashes make me thing dogs. i prefer harness. just sounds a little better to me....but i think they are wonderful inventions and have really come in handy.my son like to walk around in stores and sometimes he will pull himself to the ground if hes holding my hand.im pretty far into my pregnancy so its not always easy to keep picking him back up. hes more content in a harness than holding mommys hand.
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JG86
by Gold Member on Jul. 14, 2012 at 1:19 AM
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I've never used one, but I'm not against them. It's a better alternative than losing a child in a crowd.
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Alison_C
by Bronze Member on Jul. 14, 2012 at 1:22 AM
That's a collar. The leash is what you hold on to.

Quoting momma_sam:

Im for them. i just dont like the term "leash" leashes go around a dogs neck. harnesses go across the
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steffielou_who
by Stefanie on Jul. 14, 2012 at 1:25 AM
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I don't refer to them as leashes.. They are safety harnesses... Key word being SAFETY!! For the childs SAFETY!

TrentonGirl
by on Jul. 14, 2012 at 1:27 AM
I bought one when my son was 9m old. He will be 2 in oct and i just now started having to use it. Its hard to carry a newborn and him while in a parking lot. I used it today when i had to go pay for gas.
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SpurgeonMom
by on Jul. 14, 2012 at 1:31 AM
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At the store a park out for a walk no I don't use it for that for the zoo, Disneyland carnival damn right my son will be wearing his. I saw a story earlier about a mom was at the zoo some guy grabbed her son and what saved him was he had his SAFTEY HARNESS on. some people over use it but with a hyper active child damn right i'm going to be overly cautious
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momma_sam
by Samantha on Jul. 14, 2012 at 1:31 AM
True... dont mind me. i was trying to rewrite what i had said and thought i deleted that response. im tired so im a little scatterbrained right now.lol.

Quoting Alison_C:

That's a collar. The leash is what you hold on to.



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Im for them. i just dont like the term "leash" leashes go around a dogs neck. harnesses go across the
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