I know the feeling of the parents.If I had one of those holders for my son (he is now 37) The Mall would have never done a lock down.he was 4 yrs old when I took off from me.
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You could have taught him to hold your hand. It's not a "holder" it's a leash.
Lets see you walk around for an afternoon with your hand raised above your head.
We put our dog's on leashes to keep them from running off so why not our kids? They're more important aren't they.
kids that young don't want to hold your hand, there is nothing wrong with a leash, that doesn't make them a pet, in this day and age you have to know where they are at all times, it gives them alittle freedom to move around,and keeps them within almost arms reach so they are safe from the sick people in this world
if they are in arms reach then why would you need a leash...just think about what you said
you try carrying a 10-20 pound child when you've got errands to do.
I know one thing, teaching them to walk, as well as mind (and fear the consequences of misbehaving, and you would be better off. This is just an embarrassing depiction of how lazy people, mainly parents, are becoming. When I was growing up I held my parents hand and didn't have a problem with it, (even if I did I didn't have a choice). The TV was never used as a baby sitter and I got my ass busted when I did something wrong. i didn't get everything I wanted. or even a quarter of what I wanted. But I did get what I NEEDED. If you can't, or won't, step into your roll as a parent you shouldn't be a parent.
Let me leave my son with you for a day. He is three years old and he knows what he's not supposed to do but he does it anyway because he is strong willed. (And yes that is a term used for some kids I've taken multiple parenting classes) I take him on walks all the time without a leash but most of the time i'm chasing him down because he takes off to the first thing that catches his eye. I have more the one kid to think about so i can't just leave my 1 year old in the stroller behind me to chance my 3 year old. So, why are leashes so bad? They seem pretty smart to me.
Lazy people????? Explain to me what you think happened when my 3 yr-old pulled her hand from mine at the top of an escalator and was left hanging next to me by only her "leash"! I much prefer to have her on a leash than pick up her body from the bottom of an escalator. Children are unpredictable and pull away, walk away or can be taken away! I had her on a leash to protect her and keep her safe. Anyone who looks at it as treating the children as "animals" obviously has never had their own children! That incident was only one of the times the "leash" saved her life. My other two children were on leashes as well. Why take chances with such precious lives. I also do not believe that children should be hauled around and picked up by said "leashes" and abhor parents who do that.
I don't know what the big deal is. I have seen a lot of kids that it would be a good idea.
Agreed. Teach the kid to hold your hand. Such a disgrace
As i said above You try going all afternoon with your hand raised above your head.
You obviously don't have kids.
The old man should probably have his dog on a leash and the girl is like 7 years old and looks like she hates her life
I was on one as a kid....turned out just fine. I deserved it, ran away in malls every chance I got and scared the crap out of my parents.
I just didn't take my daughter in public between 2 and 3.5 years old. Saved a lot of hassle and stress! We did kid-friendly activities, but the minute she started getting out of control, we went home, and I didn't even bother trying to eat out, go to the zoo, or go to the mall. Kids don't enjoy or remember those kind of activities at that age anyway. My husband and I took turns running errands, and had a sitter when we wanted to eat out. Worked very well for us.
And to add to the above, she learned how to behave herself in public. I never had any problems with her in public from 4 on. She figured out that if she wasn't good, she had to stay at home. As an only child, she needed that outside stimulation in public. She wasn't allowed much TV time either. She's now a very well adjusted, polite, but knows how to have fun and make friends quickly 14 yr old.
I never put my child on a leash, but i was a single parent. Not going out in public with your kids for 18 months is a ridiculous suggestion.
wow. They dont remember? thats crazy. Kids respond to good and bad memories. I enjoyed and will always remember my trips to the zoo and the fair and museumes. They will always remember bits and peices of it. Take your kid to the zoo for goodness sake.
Ever try to shop with a child while holding their hand at all times? Can't be done. In today's society, even standing next them, they can disappear in a heart beat!
To the anonymous poster you obviously don't have kids. They are not holders or leashes they are child reins and I have used them with all 3 of my children up to the point they will hold hands without wanting to run away at the first chance they get. Not only does it keep my children safe it teaches them that they need to stay close to me or my wife. My brother doesn't use then and has an autistic boy who bolts without any warning, one day he ran out onto the road and got hit by a car luckily it was a slow zone and he escaped with only a few bumps and bruises and a fractured arm. If it had been a main road he wouldn't be with us now. I use them and my parents used them when I was a child and they are a godsend.
Sure kids that young will hold your hand. We don't have a leash for my niece and she loves to hold our hand as we walk around.
Well good for you and your perfect niece.......LOL
I've never understood most people's thinking on the leashes. "You're treating them like a dog", Oh you mean what I do when I keep my dog safe? Why wouldn't I extend the same safety to my children?!?!
Dog leashes are completely different from child safety reins.Dog leashes are for the safety of others to keep your Dog from attacking other people and Dogs.Child Safety Reins are to keep your children safe from cars, dogs, sick people and anything that might put them at risk of being hurt.
Careful with you sterotypes. Not all dogs attack, thank you very much. you obvoiusly dont have a dog or you have a bad dog you cant take anywhere. Leashes (reins-whatever) are used for the same reason. Some kids are biters and hitters and that leash is used for our safty. You just cant generlize why a leash is used for anyone or any animal. Every, dog, kid, person is diffrent and should be treated as such. I hate people that think all dogs are dangerous.
All Animals pose a threat genius....even if it's dead.
my parents used one of these on me but back in the 80's they weren't cool looking like the animal pack... we had the straight chest ones or the wrist one... My mother used to turn them around so i couldn't get out of it and extended 1 extra length to me... I didn't like it but looking back I am glad they did it. I have two kids myself and one with ADHD and i am sure to tell you these things WORK.... with an 8yr old that has ADHD and ODD who won't hold your hand or stay by the cart or your side much less alone listen from his behavioral disorders and a 3yr old full of usual energy they come hand and WORK.... a leash is something with a collar around your neck... not a child safety implement.. I would rather use these safety harness than have some sick pervert take my children when my back is slightly turned grabbing something off the shelf at a store, or bending down to pick something up my 3yr old dropped and my 8yr old is still right in my arm reach now...
Being a mom of twins, I would have loved this. There are times when you are holding both of their hands and one lets go and you have to chase that child while carrying the other. Yes I said lets go, because kids are slippery little things and unless you have a tight grip they can wiggle free. Also this would have been great for the independent child who is also deaf, who doesn't want to hold your hand but if they run off they can't hear you yell stop(which you do yell even though you know she is deaf and can't hear you.)
Not all children will hold your hand. These are not dog leashes..they are specifically made for chilldren. Who gives a crap if your child will hold your hand..not all of us can say the same. Every child is different.
thank you, every situation is diffrent.
Haha! The 1st one was taken at the Mall of America!
If it keeps your kid from getting lost, wandering away or kidnapped I'm all for it.I had a habit of wandering away from my parents when i was 5-6 years old. I got lost in the mall in december when i was just about to turn 6 and i was scared as hell and so were my parents, i wish these were around back then.
For all these people saying "teach the kid to hold your hand" , as any ER nurse can tell you there is a huge number of shoulder and elbow injuries to toddlers every year cause by exactly that! When they trip, fall or try to pull away from you when you're holding their hand or arm the position and pulling can cause serious injuries and in some cases the injured joint is never the same and it is totally preventable! Another point of fact, when your wandering through a crowded mall tell me this how easy is it going to be for someone to snatch up your child when the child is tethered to you?! When I put a leash on my dog it is to insure my dogs safety and to make sure they do not get lost, with that said I ask you... why exactly should my dog rate a higher effort in ensuring his safety them my child does? Child leashes/harnesses are actually much safer and in the child best interests. Anyone who is against harnesses for children is seriously closed minded and misinformed! What I find "disgusting" is people who make judgments about child safety based on social opinion/stigma rather that facts and knowledge!
Heck yeah!!! Tell them!!!
Toddlers are very defiant. My two year old wont hold my hand and can escape from shopping carts. If Dad is around to carry on his shoulders that is great but otherwise... I NEED A LEASH!
I find it interesting that some parents chose to put a monkey on their kid's back.
There is nothing wrong with having your kid on a restraint when out in public. Just keep them off the ground. I'd rather my child be on a restraint than abducted or ran over by a car.
You know what these leashes say...I'm too lazy to keep an eye on my child, or everything else is more important then them. Between these and being "afraid" to discipline your child is what's causing our slip into idiocracy. I'm just glad I raised my kids with attention and the right amount of sarcasm...they should rule the world here soon.
I used it to help my little ones learn to walk. I would put the harness on and keep the strap short, then when the fell, as they always do, they never hit the ground.
Now that's a doggy parenthood !!!!
It's a parenting choice. One choice is no better than the other. If you endorse the reigns, great for you. If you don't, then great for you. Every child is different and every parent is different. I have 4 children, and I have not had to use reigns. Like I said, it is a parenting choice.
well, the one with triplets hats off to her!!!! I had 7 children, they behaved or we left. If I had the leashes.......guess what. while reading these it is SO easy to determine who has no kids. And yes, not leaving your home for 18 months is STUPID!!!!!!It only took one time throwing my child over my shoulder during her temper tantrum and walking out of the store without buying anything that she learned it would not be tolerated. We 'paired' our younger children with an older child and kept them in groups. It is not easy and hats off to everyone who found a way to keep their kids safe.
I can't see anything wrong with this in this day and age with over population and so many bad people about, mind you maybe I take it a little far with the soundproof room and Velcro walls who knows?
I had one for my daughter. She wouldn't stay in her stroller EVER! Made life easier for the both of us... NOT because I was too lazy, but because there are times to fight the battles, and there are times to compromise...this was one of those times! We never fought about sitting in a stroller again!
Im half and half on this...I taught my kids when they were toddlers we wouldn't go into a store, cross the street, etc...without holding mom or daddy's hand...if they didn't listen they got belted into a cart or their stroller...but I can see it may be helpful for kids that "really" don't listen or other conditions...but I was honest and enforced to them every time we went to a store if I cant see them, they walk away, a BAD person would steal them, hurt them and would never come home. I don't believe in using them myself, but I can see why some parents might...
They need these in teenager sizes...
Many children who are considered to be autistic tend to "run" at a drop of hat. And they are FAST. Often, parents have trouble keeping them inside a locked house without them vanishing due to their own accord. Having a safe harness on them in public is a good idea. It keeps them safe.I have used a harness on my children when they were of walking age and going through their independent stage. It allowed them to explore but not wander too far. I was also widowed while the children were little. So when I chose to take them to the zoo, amusement park, museum, festival, etc., this solution helped immensely while I also juggled carrying other items needed for the outing that day. If my attention was diverted for even a second, I knew my children were safe, due to the harness in my hand. Safe from not just wandering off, but also safe from being a victim of a kid napper.My children have grown to be well mannered and are both gifted. They were not "damaged" by the few times a harness was used. I taught them how to behave in public from early on, since being widowed, wherever I went, they had to go as well. I will say, that I did not allow them to wallow on the ground as some of the pictures above show. They were expected and taught to behave appropriately, regardless of the harness. So, the harness is what the parent makes of it. Most use it for safety, few use it due to laziness.The picture of the triplets...I can definitely see the benefits of the harness. Especially when there are multiple children who have learned how to walk at the same time and want to test out their legs and satisfy their natural curiosity.
I was very fortunate, or I did something right along the way. Both of my children (now ages 13 and 15) always listened and walked with my husband and I. If we were in a store with a shopping cart, I merely told them to hold on at their spaces (on the right side with the taller of the two walking behind the shorter with each of them holding onto the basket portion.) To this day, when they walk around the stores with me, they automatically move to those spots until I remind them that they don't have to anymore!!! I also had a home daycare when my kids were young, and the daycare kids who were walkers would also just hang on to the stroller that held the non-walkers when we would take excursions around the neighborhood. Basically, I told the children what was expected, showed them, placed their hands where they needed to be, praised them when they got it right and gently reminded/helped corrected them when they needed help.
I used them with my children and actually made a decorative model (pink with flowers and bows) for my daughter. They are like anything else, if used properly they keep the parent and child together without either one having to worry that the other one left. My mother remembers wearing one as a child and found it reassuring that she could look around the store etc and still know where her mother was. I have seen and heard of so many scary accidents when kids wander off to know that leashes (or whatever you want to call them) are a good idea when used as a tracking system for both parent and child. Funny thing is that I received a lot of compliments on how well behaved the kids were. Holding a childs hand is easier if you are petite or the child is tall. I am tall and my kids are petite, it was not comfortable for either of us.
just spank them and get it over with!!!!!!!
Exactly whats wrong with parents presently.....spare the rod....create a self-entitled monster
The comments are funnier than the pictures.
What's wrong with you people!? It's NOT a LEASH , It's a safety Tetherand SPANK a Child for exploring, and don't tether them because it might scar them,but terrify them with stories of BAD people taking them,hurting them or them never coming home againAnd anyone who says it's for LAZY parents , obviously has never raised a childYou can't watch them 100% of the time and all you have to do is get shoved by someone or lose you grip on the child for an instant for child get separated in a store or even a park
Well....I guess I could have treated my kids like dogs and put them on leashes but instead I actually taught them to stay with me. In extremely crowded places they held on to my hand. Funny....I never had to look anywhere for my kids because they were smart enough to stay with me.