I grew up in a place where kids can play, run and socialize with others. This kind of environment is what I want for my baby.
There was a time, back when I was having my pre-natal check up in Makati Medical Center, I saw a little kid on a leash, being yanked and tugged by her nanny. I thought the little kid has a deficiency, or might be a special child. My mind set has not changed, until I read about the leash for sale.
Oh, crap! Today, leashes are for kids too! I thought leashes are just for animals. Backpack leashes are now available in some baby’s stores all over the world.
I do not like this product! Given that, it is pretty much easy to keep track of your toddlers when they are just leash-length away, but leash is leash no matter what. I do not want to see my little child tethered on a string like my pet.
This is just my POV as a mom, I have nothing against backpack leash sellers or those parents who are embracing this idea. There is nothing wrong with safety harnesses. It’s just that, I don’t like it.
Below are some online photos of kids on leashes
I agree with you. It doesn’t feel, nor look, right seeing little tots being led around like dogs.
The thought makes me queasy too. Whatever the reason, it still feels like treating kids as dogs.
yeah right sis
Ok I know this post is old but i just came across it while investigating backpack leashes. I wouldn’t respond since it’s an old post but thought it ironic when I realized you are in PI! The ‘leash’ is for a special needs little girl we adopted from PI in 11/2010 from Quezon City. (;
I have never liked the thought of putting kids on a leash, though I do understand how it can be helpful.
But given our daughters lack of cause and effect, no sense of danger, the ability to move a 1,000 mph in 2 seconds, and her superhuman strength that allows her to escape even the strongest grip- I admit that I am looking into them.
So anyhow, just thought it was neat that you are in PI!!