Well its better than some paedophile stealing the child when you are not watching them
EXACTLY!! Thank you Ned!! <3 xoxo
If you ever have a child that likes to run off you'll know how to feel about them.
They are quite necessary. If your child is a runner, you'd never catch him before he got in the road or disappeared into a crowd.
I used to think they were f'd up until I turned my back in a store for a few seconds to grab something off of a shelf and when I turned back around, my son was gone. He was 3 at the time. I almost puked, that's how terrifying it was. I found him not far away and he was okay. Soon after that, I started using one. It only took a few times of using it and he learned NEVER to wander again.
It keeps their children out of my way.
Sitting a child in front of a tv all day is dehumanizing, a child harness isnt so bad.
safe. there have been no conclusive studies that say leashes are detrimental to the childs health. I wish more parents used them.
I believe it is sometimes a good idea. I used one with my son when he was little. The deal was this, if he'd stay with me and hold my hand when I needed him to, specifically in those busy parking lots, then he didn't have to wear the "leash", but when he broke away from me, he would be put on the leash for the rest of our outing.
I see nothing wrong with it. It allows a little freedom for the child, and reduces the risks that go with that freedom.
I have twin nieces I constantly see the running wether its around racks at stores or towards the road. I believe leashes are stupid but some children need them to be safe. My bro is the best father I've ever met but children don't always listen I'd rather have my kid on a leash then kidnapped or in the road dead!!!!!
I think they're dumb.
And the leashes are dumb too.
I dont yet have children but I wouldnt hesitate to use one. Some people might call it dehumanizing but in this world we live in full of its dangers and whatnot...an overly hyper,curious,rebellious "runner" child could become prey for some sick freak. Id much rather have the child safe and cared for,with me...thats my job as a parent.
Lose your niece in a mall for 10 seconds sometime...you'll love them
I think a kiddy harness is much safer than loosing your kid in the market. My cousin used to wander off...he was so undisciplined .....it was really hard to be his caregiver. Once one of those boys working in a giant supermarket (in another country) had to capture him for us. A kiddy harness would have been much safer.
i think some parents have to do it cause if they dont their kid runs away from them and walks in front of cars, they dont have a choice,
Safe and it allows them the freedom to walk rather than be carried or pushed and just makes it easier. When you eventually have kids you'll realise just what a godsend they are.
Yeah well don't pass judgement then
By ridiculing parents who opt to use a safety harness on their child(ren). By comparing them to "Dehumanising" or "Idiotic" you are pretty much judging all parents who have to use them or else their child will encounter danger. Pretty ironic that you can look down your nose at parents who are trying to do their best when you have nobody but yourself to worry about ;( I'm sure you're well aware that you don't judge anyone until you've walked a mile in their shoes then you can judge all you want cos you're a mile away and in their shoes :(
No but in your answers you are mocking parents. I'm a single mother of a 2 yr old daughter who refuses to sit in a trolley when I go food shopping so I have to use a harness. I can't exactly push a pram as well as a trolley and I can't put her in the trolley as she'd either topple out or throw everything out. Yet you sit and mock people like me who are actually thinking of our children's safety every step of the way thank you very much sometimes to the point where we neglect our own health so I don't need someone who can't even begin to comprehend what I go through on a daily basis to even try to pass judgements on my parenting skills or choices as a mother. You people make me sick. It's probably a good thing then that you don't have kids as you'd be in for a shock as its not all picture perfect and there's no magic fairies that help out. So just quit judging....
I'm not the one who needs to calm down. You were calling it "prison break" in one of your answers comparing them to handcuffs when in actual fact a harness allows the child a lot more freedom. Stop pretending I'm the one overreacting and being defensive, I'm sure you wouldn't be too thrilled if you were being ambushed by people who have little to no idea of what you're going through.
Yeah well like anyone wants their child escaping in a crowded public place. Until you're in that stressful and sometimes terrifying situation don't mock, judge or criticise people who take these steps to ensure their children's safety. Just cos you see the la di da lifestyle of celebrities doesn't mean every parent is that relaxed. We do it all ourselves and we don't have nannies or security running around protecting us and our children so how about instead of judging just get off your opinionated high horse and open your eyes and develop some empathy ;(
No just don't assume you know it all when you obviously don't....
Who cares, for an 18-21 yr old homeoanphrodite, as you don't even specify your gender (wow you're so HARDCORE) you can make all the assumptions you want on others as your opinions won't really matter to them anyway as they'll just write you off as someone who has a lot of lessons in life to learn... You can't be 100% certain you won't have children in the future unless you're barren/sterile so try not to judge too harshly is all I'm saying sweetheart as karma has a way of biting people in the arse ;)
I've witnessed kids being dehumanized by their parents and since it does not usually have to do with safety of the child I will vote that the leash is not dehumanizing. We tried them some when our kids were small but I just could never get used to it. Seemed more a problem than a help. But I can understand the reasoning behind using one.
For one child, maybe excessive. But for people with more, they probably save lives. I've seen toddlers attempting to make a break for it.
Some children are hyper and prone to running into things head first. It's for their safety.
Honestly, I wore a kiddy leash as a toddler. I didn't find it weird or wrong, I still don't. It made me more aware of staying near my parents in crowded places. Bear in mind I do tend to stray more frequently now that I'm older. My parents didn't use a leash for my other siblings and half the time they are just off somewhere, who knows if they've been kidnapped or not. Kids don't always listen to their parents and stay near them, a leash helps control a child that could wander off and get lost or worse.