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Old 12-04-2008, 03:21 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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What do you think of those toddler leashes you see sometimes at the mall or other places?

I saw one yesterday that was a stuffed monkey and doubled as a backpack, with the tail as the leash.

I thought it was cute and a good way to keep a kid out of trouble. Any thoughts?

Here's a pic of the monkey one.
http://the-baby-boutique.com/harnessbuddy.html

http://www.essortment.com/all/childrenleashes_rvjf.htm


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Old 12-04-2008, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Montrose, CA
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I think they're fine.
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Old 12-04-2008, 03:29 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I think they're fine.
I think they're cool too, but the lady I talked with said she gets looks alot, so I thought Id ask CD and see what the parents said.
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Old 12-04-2008, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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I think they are great. Whatever works!

A friend of mine in MI was totally against them...she spoke up to another mother that had one... The mother with the leash asked my friend if she "ever had a child abducted?"...and my friend of course said "no"...and the lady with the leash said,,,"I have"...

That about summed it up...
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Old 12-04-2008, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Central Kentucky
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A wonderful tool for keeping a child safe. People do not realize it is not always a way to control the child - more of a way to protect them.

I will have one of these very soon, as my almost 9 month old is a spit fire and will be one of those kids who runs off when he sees something, pulling free from my hand. I already see it in his personality.

I like the ones that look like a backpack - I think it will be easier for him to accept (though he will wear it or stay home). They have some really cute ones!
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Old 12-04-2008, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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As a mom of twin boys who were constantly running in opposite directions as toddlers.......... they are lifesavers!!!!
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Old 12-04-2008, 04:08 PM
 
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I think they are perfectly fine, it would be much easier to keep the kid in your sight without having to carry them... Parents who complain about them probably let their children loose in the store!

I'd rather see every kid on a leash rather then see children running rampant and screaming around stores while parents shop and turn a blind eye.
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Old 12-04-2008, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I'd rather see every kid on a leash rather then see children running rampant and screaming around stores while parents shop and turn a blind eye.
Ditto
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Old 12-04-2008, 04:25 PM
 
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Gives the child an element of freedom while it gives the parent peace of mind along with not having to hold the hand of a wiggly toddler.

I think for places like the zoo, airport, or walking through the mall, they are lifesavers.

But if a parent expects their toddler not to touch things or grab things when they are in a store or close proximity to something at toddler level...not the intent of the leash
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Old 12-04-2008, 04:28 PM
 
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And if the kid is very young and can barely walk, might as well just put it in a stroller!
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