To be honest, I am not a fan of these leashes for children. I understand the reason for them, mainly if you have a run away child. What about you? Would you use one of these on your child, or do you think there is another way to keep your child close by?
- I would use one.38% (10)42% (10)40% (20)Vote
- I wouldn't use one.62% (16)58% (14)60% (30)Vote
Most Helpful Guy
It's a tricky one I get the idea of them to trick your child into thinking they have their independence when you still have hold of them.
Still not sure I would use one.1
Most Helpful Girl
I think they're okay to use up until a certain age. If you have a toddler that wants to run a muck and devour in-editable items or get lost, it's alright to put a leash on them. It trains them to stay by your side so that nothing can happen to them.
My mother was ashamed of leashes. She didn't like them, so the only time she ever used them was around the house. That was just for fun so my sister and I could have a few laughs (I was younger than 4 at the time). It created some fond but blurry memories.
What I disagree with completely is using this on children older than 5. They do not need restrictions, and it might scar them mentally to put that restraint on them. They might develop the belief that all children should be tied off somewhere like a puppy, and that only adults are allowed to run free. That can surely lead to a lot of problems.
Another thing that shouldn't be done is TIGHTENING the leash, so that they're unable to walk around. Children should be allowed to roam. The idea of the leash is to keep and eye on them and teach them to stay within your sight. Anything beyond this and taken a step further is what I'd consider unacceptable.1