DS knows to hold my hand or he is going into the stroller or back into the car. I have made a game out of stopping to look for cars and staying by my side while holding my hand. We did use a monkey backpack thing for a while and it worked well We have only had to resort to the stroller once in about 8 months.
Wrist strap! One end attached to your child, one end around your wrist.
My DD is 3, and just last week the naughty girl did a runner on me..
I was in a busy store and she was holding onto the pram I was pushing.. She let go and just ran! I couldn't turn around, the aisle was too narrow and full of crap, so I had to back out and push past everyone and by the time I got to the front of the store she was gone. There were like 5 ways she could've gone.
I had security called but luckily 2 old ladies found her out on the street, I will never let that happen again. She hates the strap, but I'd hate her to be killed.. I even use it when taking the kids to school. I just don't trust her not to do it again, she thought it was hilarious!
Good luck with your little one!!
Anything that keeps the little ones safe is good!
I had a runner (thankfully he's generally stopped now he's over 2) and am not a fan of harnesses (no judgment I just hate the sight of them) so he stayed in the pram. Always. I knew his difficult times and mine (shopping, car parks, school pick up) when he would run and when it would be hard to catch him) and at those times he was always strapped in the pram.
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