Before I ever had a child, I could not stand when I saw parents that leashed their kid to one of those “look like a bear backpack but we all know it’s a leash” doohickeys. Just hold your kid’s hand. Or better yet, just tell them not to run off. Obviously, this was just another example of bad parenting.
When I first looked into my son’s gorgeous blue eyes, I knew right then and there that I’d leash his little behind to me everywhere we go until he’s 30.
Dear Internet Police, forgive me for looking up “child leash” in Google. I meant the backpacks, which I now know are more favorably referred to as “child safety harnesses.”
Because Little Coop is about to take off walking/running sometime soon, I was looking at these child backpack leashes today on Amazon. I have some questions. Do I go for the Monkey on my Back version (I see what y’all did there), or the simple book bag with an inconspicuous leash? Hold the phone, there’s one where you’re basically slinky handcuffed to each other and one where it appears the could be a window washer. I’m looking for one with maximum protection and minimal psychological damage. Of course, we will take pictures to show him when he’s older.
So tell me, did you leash, harness your child? Which one did you use? See my options below.