Some parents feel more comfortable using baby reins or leashes when they are out and about with their child, while others believe that they are unnecessary. If you do decide to use baby reins or a leash, it is important to select one that is comfortable for both you and your child and that is of high quality.
Reins and harnesses can be safe when used as directed, but it’s important to inspect them regularly for any wear and tear. If you have any concerns about the safety of a particular product, discontinue use.
When using a harness, leashed backpack or wrist tether, always:
Some parents choose to use them from when their baby starts crawling, while others wait until they are Toddlers. If you do decide to use a harness or reins, make sure that your child is comfortable wearing it and that it fits properly.
There are many different types of harnesses and reins available on the market. Some are designed to be worn around the waist, while others go over the shoulders. There are also leashed backpacks and wrist tethers available.
The type of harness or restraint you use is a personal choice and each option has it's benefits. Some parents prefer to use a harness, while others find Toddler reins or a wrist tether to be more comfortable and convenient. Some parents prefer to use a backpack with a tether attached. Not only are they stylish, they're practical. Parents can put a couple of spare nappies and a change of clothes in the backpack so they can finally retire their bulky nappy bag. Just be careful not to overfill the backpack, because over time the weight can get heavy on the child's back and contribute spinal issues later in life. The wrist tether option gives parents an extra level of security when holding onto their child's hand, and they can be easily removed when not needed.
Most harnesses and tethers are easy to put on and take off. However, it is important to read the manufacturer’s instructions carefully to ensure that you are using the product correctly.