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    Quote Originally Posted by shelle65 View Post
    I bought one of the monkey backpack things for DD. the first time i used it she got on her hands and knees and started pretending to be a dog in the middle of a huge shopping centre. People were stopping and pointing while I was begging her to get up. Worst.parenting.moment.ever.
    Haha that is fantastic!

    I brought an old fashioned harness one for my DD and the first time she wore it and tried to run off I pulled her back in, like you would a dog, and she fell back on her bum and just stared at me, I couldn't use it after that, I was too used to dogs on leads, not children haha.

    But the new ones are sooo cute, I'd definitely try something like the one you've posted

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    Quote Originally Posted by Littlemissellie View Post
    But doesnt look like the lead part is adjustable? Or can they be shortened in any way? Can anyone confirm who has one of these animal ones or recommend one that does as i want to hold DDs hand while in use whenever i can but if the lead is too long its going to be dragging on the ground if that makes sense
    Ours is not adjustable, but it doesn't drag

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    Quote Originally Posted by singlemumma82 View Post
    Haha that is fantastic!

    I brought an old fashioned harness one for my DD and the first time she wore it and tried to run off I pulled her back in, like you would a dog, and she fell back on her bum and just stared at me, I couldn't use it after that, I was too used to dogs on leads, not children haha.

    I know the feeling. After a lifetime of owning many dogs, the first time I put DD in her harness, I (without meaning to) kinda lightly flicked the lead part, giving it a little shake, as I called her name to get her attention like I do to the dogs. Oops.

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    I've only been using one on my DS the last couple of weeks, it's the monkey one and he loves it however he rather enjoys running full pelt till the lead is so tight he gets slinged back onto his bottom, laughs his little head off, I will now start using the holding the hand technique (thank you ladies, preggo brain didn't think of that one lol) he gets his feet all muddled when I ask him to hold onto the pram.

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    If your child is a runner, I don't see the problem in them, especially as the way you are all talking about using them (i.e. The hand holding). My DSD never was a runner, and still isn't, yet her BM went and got one just because she was pregnant. In this case, I didn't agree as it was just pure laziness, and the thing got used once! Waste of money in their case. My DSD ended up in a pram all the time when they went out. When she was with us, she was either in her stroller, or holding onto daddys or my hand. She tried running once with daddy and he gave her a stern talking to and she never did it again. She's never tried running with me. Hopefully it doesn't start when my bub is born...

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    Well ive only had the backpack harness for not even a week and today in a busy shopping centre carpark it stopped DD from running in front of a car. I couldnt believe it!

    A man saw it and said he used them on his kids and they are great and had others say while we were in the shops ' what a cute backpack' and a man said to his partner ' thats what we need to get' so positives all round.

    DD loves being able to walk around and i hold her hand the whole time too to teach her unless i need to be hands free.

    best. invention. ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Littlemissellie View Post
    Well ive only had the backpack harness for not even a week and today in a busy shopping centre carpark it stopped DD from running in front of a car. I couldnt believe it!

    A man saw it and said he used them on his kids and they are great and had others say while we were in the shops ' what a cute backpack' and a man said to his partner ' thats what we need to get' so positives all round.

    DD loves being able to walk around and i hold her hand the whole time too to teach her unless i need to be hands free.

    best. invention. ever.

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