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    Default Do you use a baby harness?

    Hi there

    I don't like using the word 'leash' but thats what I mean. Do you put one on your toddler?

    I have 2 under 2, and the 28mo ran away from me in Myer yesterday and for a terrifying 5 minutes, I couldn't find her. I had all Myer staff helping me look and she was found happily watching tv in the electrical section.

    It got me seriously considering buying one - but she's almost 2.5 - is this too old? I feel like as she starts to approach 3, she should be 'getting' that she can't run away as she might be hurt or lost. Am I expecting too much?

    Would love to hear your experiences and points of view.

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    We have a pink fluffy dog one my DD is 14 months. It's all great in theory but they aren't really like dogs where they go the wrong way so u yank them and along they come back to ur heel iykwim? She just wears it for fun now - she's a bit of a weirdo so its a great soft toy backpack but as far as a leash goes I'm not actually sold! Maybe if it had one of those 5m extender leashes hrmmm ponder! Haha

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    I use one. But just as a back up if they let go of my hand and try to bolt! So I'd have it on them and put the handle/loop around my wrist and hold their hand. They are so quick so it helps to have them attached in a way

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    Yes, I walk my son to daycare and he wears a teddy bear backpack harness.

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    I will be trying to use dd1 s backpack/ leash more after today as she ran off and nearly ran onto a busy road but it is hard if they don't want to wear it as it reminds me of walking the dogs and them straining against the leash. I have seen some wrist bands with a strap and I am thinking of trying one of those also.

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    I brought one for my 3 yr old son he's very sneaky and likes to wonder off and has nearly ran on the road a few months back but he refused to wear it my 2 yr old dd on the other hand loves it

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    The one I brought was a bear one

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    I've been thinking of getting one for 13 month old DS. He wants to walk everywhere but won't always hold my hand. I'm thinking of one of the wrist strap ones. I saw them at mothercare for $5.

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    Yes, we have a dog backpack harness. I have to say that I am very pro harness and definitely recommend them because toddlers are unpredictable and I don't want DS to get hit by a car etc. DS actually loves his harness and asks for it to be put on "doggy, back". He holds my hand too, but with a newborn as well it's much more reassuring to have the harness as a back up.

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    Ds is 22 months, but I will be using it until he can be obedient and if that doesn't happen until he's five then it's his own doing, lol.

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