Of course, there's the notion that leashing a child is like taking your dog for a walk etc... many ppl were against it, especially the older generation. Anyway, we hesitated getting it for some time until recently when Jayden is out in public, he goes WILD... he would want to get out of his stroller and walk, which I totally understand... and when he walks, he doesn't want to hold our hands... so we are like chasing a wild goose on the loose! At the end of the day, both James and I become so exhausted just trying to keep up with him. Instead of going out on an enjoyable family outing, we become so tired and frustrated sometimes. And when we try to carry him or put him back in the stroller, he screams at the top of his lungs and cry until so 'cham' hai...
We decided to get it cos it's better safe than sorry. Sometimes, I'll just speak to James for a second and Jayden runs so quickly around the corner! We tell ourselves, no choice, better get one, for peace of mind, for safety.
The safety harness is really cute, we chose the lion cos Jayden is a Leo. It is designed in such a way that the animal is hugging the child from behind. So adorable :)
Since we started using it at the malls, we got so many stares from the public... can always hear them whispering away but we just DON'T CARE. What is more important than our very own child's safety? Of cos there are also people that say 'ah... that's the leash I'm talking about lah, was thinking of getting one...' we also get smiles from the public, thinking it's cute. Was just waiting for someone to say something stupid to me one day, and I will sure 'shoot' a sharp reply back at them.................. and yesterday there was this someone.
Was in the mall walking around with Jayden alone as James had to meet someone for a quick discussion. An old lady was walking by and saw us, she first gave us an awkward smile, I already knew what was on her mind. But I just didn't bother. Then she looked back at us again and said 'why leash him up, so poor thing' That got me really mad! I replied ' No choice' and stared at her. Just 2 words, and that shut her up! She didn't dare reply anymore, if she continued saying something more, she's going to get it from me.
Well, as we continue using it, we are bound to get many reactions from others. And I am sure some parents out there are using it too. Will use till Jayden understands instructions and doesn't go wild outside!What are ur views? :)