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What do you think about child leashes? OK or Not?

Anonymous
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I never liked to use harnesses/leashes for my children but my sister uses one for her 3 year old. He has a hearing impairment so he can't easily hear her when she tells him to stop and has been known to dart out in traffic before so I think they're necessary for him. The problem is that whenever we go anywhere, she gets so many awful looks and comments from people about her treating her son like an animal.

What do you think? Would you use a child harness?

Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 16, 2014 at 3:13 PM
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RaisinGirl78
by Member on Jan. 16, 2014 at 3:17 PM
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I couldn't care less about the stares. My lil ones were curious runners & to keep my sanity while in public I used them.

Talisyns
by New Member on Jan. 16, 2014 at 3:18 PM
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I think it's a brilliant idea, especially if you have more than one small child.

AliKatAK47
by Bronze Member on Jan. 16, 2014 at 3:22 PM
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I have children, not dogs. Only reason I could see for them is if you have a SN kid who is 'incapable' of learning how to hold hands and stay close.

Edit: Scratch my "children, not dogs" comment. I do have dogs. Seven of them. And even they can grasp that they should stay by me without leashes.
Stephd710
by Member on Jan. 16, 2014 at 3:25 PM
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I use them.  I have twin toddlers.  Like any toddler, they dont always listen and they get distracted and sometimes try to run off to see stuff....in different directions. 

Its.me.Sam.
by Member on Jan. 16, 2014 at 3:25 PM

theyre not for me. at all.

Stephd710
by Member on Jan. 16, 2014 at 3:26 PM
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 Oh that is a totally understandable comparison....RME.  Because the leash is around the child's neck right?  And they are being jerked around like a dog right? 

Quoting AliKatAK47: I have children, not dogs. Only reason I could see for them is if you have a SN kid who is 'incapable' of learning how to hold hands and stay close.

Edit: Scratch my "children, not dogs" comment. I do have dogs. Seven of them. And even they can grasp that they should stay by me without leashes.

 

AJsMom81507
by Member on Jan. 16, 2014 at 3:26 PM

my child is not an animal/pet or someone i want to walk around on a leash

but to each their own.

AliKatAK47
by Bronze Member on Jan. 16, 2014 at 3:31 PM
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*facepalm*.
Because dog leashes ONLY go around their necks, right?

If your kid runs to the end of the leash. It will cause the same reaction as my dog running to the end of the leash. Same, exact thing.


Quoting Stephd710:

 Oh that is a totally understandable comparison....RME.  Because the leash is around the child's neck right?  And they are being jerked around like a dog right? 


Quoting AliKatAK47: I have children, not dogs. Only reason I could see for them is if you have a SN kid who is 'incapable' of learning how to hold hands and stay close.

Edit: Scratch my "children, not dogs" comment. I do have dogs. Seven of them. And even they can grasp that they should stay by me without leashes.

 

Stephd710
by Member on Jan. 16, 2014 at 3:32 PM
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 Oh well shit...maybe i should just get a choke chain...then i bet theyd only do it once right?!?

Quoting AliKatAK47: *facepalm*.
Because dog leashes ONLY go around their necks, right?

If your kid runs to the end of the leash. It will cause the same reaction as my dog running to the end of the leash. Same, exact thing.


Quoting Stephd710:

 Oh that is a totally understandable comparison....RME.  Because the leash is around the child's neck right?  And they are being jerked around like a dog right? 


Quoting AliKatAK47: I have children, not dogs. Only reason I could see for them is if you have a SN kid who is 'incapable' of learning how to hold hands and stay close.

Edit: Scratch my "children, not dogs" comment. I do have dogs. Seven of them. And even they can grasp that they should stay by me without leashes.

 

 

AliKatAK47
by Bronze Member on Jan. 16, 2014 at 3:34 PM
Hey, that's your perogative. They already have that.

Quoting Stephd710:

 Oh well shit...maybe i should just get a choke chain...then i bet theyd only do it once right?!?


Quoting AliKatAK47: *facepalm*.
Because dog leashes ONLY go around their necks, right?

If your kid runs to the end of the leash. It will cause the same reaction as my dog running to the end of the leash. Same, exact thing.



Quoting Stephd710:

 Oh that is a totally understandable comparison....RME.  Because the leash is around the child's neck right?  And they are being jerked around like a dog right? 



Quoting AliKatAK47: I have children, not dogs. Only reason I could see for them is if you have a SN kid who is 'incapable' of learning how to hold hands and stay close.

Edit: Scratch my "children, not dogs" comment. I do have dogs. Seven of them. And even they can grasp that they should stay by me without leashes.


 


 

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