As a parent for over 20 years, I know that there has always been some debate about whether or not to use a leash system for your children, but it seems that now the debate is even more heated as the women wars take on the topic of mommy matters and make judgments about what are the best ways to parent. Twenty some years ago I found the value of a leash on a child and I never forgot it as I had more children. What can we say about leashes?
They are kids, not dogs. Yes, even 20 plus years ago I heard this phrase. I even was one of the mom’s saying it. But a trip to Orlando with my three year old son and my parents quickly changed my mind as we visited crowded spots like Sea World and Disney. Twenty some years ago leashes did look more like a dog halter with a leash attached, but we have come a long way for our babies since then and now they are cute and comfortable. Now our children can select from cute backpack designs where you can store some of their favorite toys and keep them nearby, in style and comfort.
Freedom and independence. My youngest daughter . . . Continue reading “The great leash debate”
What do you think about a child’s safety leash?