Baby girl is now 14 months old (Just when do you stop counting the months?). Anyway, as a very active 14 month old, she naturally wants to explore. Problem is, she doesn’t exactly know her boundaries just yet. She completely ignores when we tell her NO and she runs away when we go to grab her. This works alright when at home. But, when out and about (at the store, mall, neighborhood, etc.), I would like to be able to walk around with her and get her out of her stroller or the shopping cart. I know she would LOVE this too. She can only last in the stroller but so long before she gets frustrated and tired. Same thing with the shopping cart. So, what are our options?
See, we used to think that the baby leash was a horrible horrible invention. I mean, why would anyone put a LEASH on their baby? The poor little things were walking around looking like little dogs!
We SWORE we would never do that to our baby when we had one. However, upon actually having a baby and when faced with such a situation, we can’t help but wonder if maybe the leash would help. It would help her with her frustration, since she’d actually get to be walking instead of strapped into the cart or stroller. Then again, she might get even more frustrated when she realizes she can’t get very far. It would also help us have control and she wouldn’t be able to get very far from us.
I have no idea, what do you think? Would you use a baby harness for your toddler? Or, have you used one in the past?