I do agree that these probably work well and serve many families or single moms a great purpose. The only reason I'd ever consider using it is because of how this years holiday shopping went: went to a crowded mall with bf, mom and LO and all jasper wanted to do was walk walk walk and explore, he doesn't like riding in the cool mall car carts or being carried now that he can walk. On a normal day not during Christmas, we'd let him walk with us and he guides the way with us right next to him every step of the way. This is the only time I can see myself using this 'kid leash.' Unless of course I had more then one mobile kid and was by myself shopping. But that's not the case and probably won't be for a long time. Plus I've already made a pact with myself that next holiday season I won't be shopping last minute because I hate the crowds, lines and rush rush rush attitude everyone's got. So I won't need the leash next year because it won't be crowded and well let him walk.
I think leashes are for animals and absolutely not kids. I've seen one ONE time at my mall and it was an older lady with three young kids, and even then I thought she looked dumb. I don't agree with them at all. So i guess my question is would any of you ever use one or have you? Don't YOU look at people weird when their kids are on leashes? Like those dog walkers people hire in big cities and you see them walking the park with five leashes hooked to five different size doggies.