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    • degrading -- Votes: 19
child leashes CJKB+JMB=AMB 1 child; Watertown, New York 2525 posts
15th Jun '13

What is your opinion on child leashes? degrading or awesome?
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user banned 1 child; Portland, Maine 20613 posts
15th Jun '13

We used a leash on DD when we went to NYC this past February. It made things much easier on making sure she was with us without having to keep her completely restrained in a stroller or the ergo.

penispenispenisVAGINA 4 kids; Idaho 7054 posts
15th Jun '13

In my opinion they are awesome and work amazing. For those kids and parents that are too short/too tall that can't properly hold their child hand without ripping their arm socket out This gives the child independence without being locked up in a stroller. for the parents that can only afford a single stroller and their toddler is running around it's a good way for that child to not get hit by a car.

lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
15th Jun '13

I've never used one but I'm pro leash lol I believe some kids do need them and I'd rather see someone have their child on one and let them walk I dependent lay than be yelling at their child for running away or seeing a child run in traffic and get hurt.

*Lindsey* 3 kids; Alberta 8798 posts
15th Jun '13

I have never used one. But i did buy one it was like a puppy backpack and it had a handle on it. Just never ended up using it. I think they would be good for busy places like disneyland, malls etc. I have nothing terrible to say about them, but i dont think they are amazing either. Just kinda meh! haha. I dont think ill ever use one. But nothing against people who do.

user banned California 36390 posts
15th Jun '13

I don't like them but I also only have one child. My FIL said he was going to get one for my MIL because she keeps wandering off haha

Jenny&Boopy 2 kids; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 7294 posts
15th Jun '13

Personally I would never use one. I'd feel like I was walking a dog not my child. I don't really care of others want to use them as long as they're doing it the right way. One of my old neighbors used to put one on each twin and tie the leashes together :roll:.

~Deer Eyes~ Due June 12; 4 kids; Norfolk, VA, United States 1892 posts
15th Jun '13

Honestly it is a person to person basis. I have two kids who like to run through parking lots and into roads so they are necessary for them. Then I have another child who does well staying with me and he doesn't need it. And I have an infant. But I also use the cute animal backpack ones and don't yank my kids around by them. I just use it to help keep my kids in check.

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15435 posts
15th Jun '13

I'd use one. My Kid likes to run off, climb out of the stroller, etc. If it keeps her safe by me, then so be it.

Adriana's Mami♥ +1 Due December 14 (boy); 33 kids; Ontario 3858 posts
15th Jun '13

I don't hate on parents for using them, especially when they have more than one child. Personally though, I wouldn't. I'd rather speak to my child and teach her to hold my hand/hold her stroller when we walk. Plus, people will be judgemental a*****es and hear some rude comments.

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
15th Jun '13
Quoting Teenage Girl:" I don't like them but I also only have one child. My FIL said he was going to get one for my MIL because she keeps wandering off haha"

:lol:



I'll use one with DD if I need to. No reason not to if it helps keep your kid safe.

BunnyGirl19 Due December 13; 3 kids; 10 angel babies; Oregon 16758 posts
15th Jun '13

I think they are great and use one occasionally with DS1 if we're somewhere he could run off, get easily lost, or hurt by other people walking around. He's 25 months old and likes his backpack. It's a fuzzy stuffed spider and a leash can clip onto it. He also wears the pack a lot without the leash.

Buzz and Almond Joys momm 2 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 12593 posts
15th Jun '13

That one looks ugly. I like te ones that are animal back packs. I only used one twice when I had 4 2 yr olds and a 4 yr old at the zoo. They are great for certain occasions.

user banned California 36390 posts
15th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting drunk faith1:</b>" :lol: I'll use one with DD if I need to. No reason not to if it helps keep your kid safe."</blockquote>




I just feel like it's kind of lazy

~Deer Eyes~ Due June 12; 4 kids; Norfolk, VA, United States 1892 posts
15th Jun '13
Quoting Adriana's Mami♥ +1:" I don't hate on parents for using them, especially when they have more than one child. Personally though, ... [snip!] ... her to hold my hand/hold her stroller when we walk. Plus, people will be judgemental a*****es and hear some rude comments."


Sometimes just talking to your child doesn't work. Sometimes you need something to keep them under control while they are learning. And people will always be judgmental and find something to make a rude comment about, so I would rather do what I need to keep my child safe than let the thoughts of others control my parenting.