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View Poll Results: Would you use one of those leashes on you child(ren)??
Yes, they're practical and keep my child from wandering off. 40 53.33%
No, they're constricting and undignified. 21 28.00%
I'm on the fence about them. 14 18.67%
Voters: 75. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-14-2011, 05:02 PM
 
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If Disney World isnt that huge of an issue then you shouldnt feel the need to put a leash on a human being. Kids should not be treated like animals IMO buthey to each its own.
Is putting a child in a crib or playpen treating them like a dog in a cage?
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Old 06-14-2011, 05:02 PM
 
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I just think they look horrible.
Some look like the child is carrying a stuffed-toy backpack. Quite cute, IMO.

The mother you saw would probably do all sorts of stupid stuff. She wouldn't need a leash to demonstrate it.
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Old 06-14-2011, 05:05 PM
 
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IDK maybe I just had a bad experiance and thats why im so turned off of them. I was in a department store and a woman was at the jewelry counter and her child about 2ish was playing around and started to run away she yanked the leash so hard the kid came flying back looked like he got whip lash. I just think they look horrible. I cant see myself using one but I dont have kids im pregnant so I guess its the same thing all experianced mothers tell me when I say Im gonna go natural for the birth. You cant say what you would do until you go through it.
Ah yes, well the problem there was not the leash!

Ohio - you'll find you'll get all kinds of advice, but it will all come down to what works for you and that specific child. It can be helpful to listen to people, but that doesn't mean that your situation will be like theirs.

For what it's worth - not sure what "experienced" mother's are telling you about natural birth and if they are trying to discourage you, but if that's what you want, then at least try! My sister had all of hers at home naturally. Props to anyone that can do that in my opinion. I was too chicken.
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Old 06-14-2011, 05:06 PM
 
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Is putting a child in a crib or playpen treating them like a dog in a cage?

ummm no because its not a wire cage and its only for sleeping not for putting your child in when you leave the house for hours on end. You also dont use a crib to potty train a baby....
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Old 06-14-2011, 05:07 PM
 
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Ah yes, well the problem there was not the leash!

Ohio - you'll find you'll get all kinds of advice, but it will all come down to what works for you and that specific child. It can be helpful to listen to people, but that doesn't mean that your situation will be like theirs.

For what it's worth - not sure what "experienced" mother's are telling you about natural birth and if they are trying to discourage you, but if that's what you want, then at least try! My sister had all of hers at home naturally. Props to anyone that can do that in my opinion. I was too chicken.

Yeah Im for sure gonna go natural what I meant earlier is when i say this alot of times woman who have had children just roll their eyes and laugh.
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Old 06-14-2011, 05:08 PM
 
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My wife and I never needed the use of them.

Our children were well behaved, because WE took charge.

We used to call them "dopes on a rope".
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Old 06-14-2011, 05:08 PM
 
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Some look like the child is carrying a stuffed-toy backpack. Quite cute, IMO.

The mother you saw would probably do all sorts of stupid stuff. She wouldn't need a leash to demonstrate it.
yeah your probably right about that.
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Old 06-14-2011, 05:10 PM
 
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Ah yes, well the problem there was not the leash!

Ohio - you'll find you'll get all kinds of advice, but it will all come down to what works for you and that specific child. It can be helpful to listen to people, but that doesn't mean that your situation will be like theirs.

For what it's worth - not sure what "experienced" mother's are telling you about natural birth and if they are trying to discourage you, but if that's what you want, then at least try! My sister had all of hers at home naturally. Props to anyone that can do that in my opinion. I was too chicken.
So true. If you notice, in this thread most of the responses were either that they have done it, or they could see why someone would do it. Those were the most common responses from mothers. That tells me that even if they didn't feel the need, they wouldn't judge someone else for it because all kids are different.

btw... I agree about trying for natural childbirth if that is what you want to do. I thought I was going to call ahead for the drugs, but I surprised myself and went natural. Don't get me wrong. It hurt like hell, but something deep down was telling me to keep going because that was what was best for me and my child at that moment. You will learn to listen to that gut instinct more and more once you become a parent. You will also learn just how much you will do for your child.
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Old 06-14-2011, 05:12 PM
 
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I worked as a pediatric and family practice nurse from 1975-1981 and I'm a BIG believer in harnesses, back then they were considered to be a "bad momma" thing but we in the clinic encouraged/advocated them. We had some real "wild ones" in our clinic including 2 sets of ADHD twins. Just try to walk two of them at a time across a busy street and into a clinic, sign in, and get them into a room.

Also, having a child in a harness can save a life, in an instant they can dart into a street or crowd.

Then there is the whole health issues of "nanny arms".

I never had any children of my own but I had hundreds of them in a clinics and I can tell you from talking with mommas they were life savers, not just a conveniece.
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Old 06-14-2011, 05:12 PM
 
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ummm no because its not a wire cage and its only for sleeping not for putting your child in when you leave the house for hours on end. You also dont use a crib to potty train a baby....
And a child leash doesn't go around the neck like a dog leash does.

Many people only use dog cages at night too.

about the crib to potty train a baby statement.
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