I know it seems inhumane for some who think that putting children on a child harness is wrong. A child harness isn’t a bad thing, it’s keeps kids safe and it keeps your energetic toddler within reach.
Post ACL Surgery & Caring For a Toddler
After having my ACL reconstructive surgery and meniscus tear repair on my right knee, I was beyond challenged to keep up with my 15 month old. In crutches and in a full leg brace I could barely hobble after my daughter. Let’s not even mention my 2 dogs. Walking 2 dogs and a toddler is next to impossible if you’re handicap or at the very least temporarily impaired. I am now off my crutches and still in a full leg brace, so using a child harness has really helped me.
Child Leash Benefits
My husband isn’t in crutches and absolutely loves the child leash. It has helped him when he is walking the dogs and has the baby. Now, there have been articles written about how it is inhumane or treating your child like an animal. As a mother of a very active and super happy little girl, I am grateful to use a child leash. If my daughter showed any discomfort we wouldn’t use it. But, Ariabella seems to love it actually; the child leash enables a toddler to feel empowered.
Moreover, a child leash gives children the feeling of independence because they’re able to walk freely…to an extent. A child leash enables toddlers to walk in front of you and not feel like they’re inhibited. Yet, as a concerned parent your little one is within reach and that security knowing they are safe is vital. All it takes is for one second for a child to run off and end up in traffic, in a pool or body of water where they can’t swim. Toddlers are curious. The universe is brand new for our little humans exploring the world for the first time.
Why not keep them safe, yet boost their confidence and sense of independence with a child leash? I highly recommend a child harness/child leash for any new parent of a rambunctious toddler.