On our most recent trip to visit my parents, I noticed more than a few toddlers walking around various airports wearing “baby harnesses” which were then attached to their mother or father’s wrist. But let’s face it–it’s a leash. Don’t get me wrong–I’m completely in favor of these contraptions. In fact, I’ve tried them with all three of my children.
The babies at the airport all toddled along nicely on their tethers. They didn’t run as fast as they could only to be snapped back like a naughty puppy at the end of a rope. They walked next to their parents who were able to let their munchkins burn off some energy before boarding while checking their flight status on the monitors or getting a gate-check ticket for the stroller.
The irony, of course, about toddler leashes is this: the children who really need them–the runners and jumpers–don’t … Read More