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Keep your toddler safe with our harnesses and reins

Are baby reins or leashes a good idea?

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.

Are baby reins and harnesses safe?

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:

  • Read and follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully.
  • Ensure that the product is the correct size for your child.
  • Inspect the harness, leashed backpack or wrist tether regularly for any signs of wear and tear.
  • Never leave your child unattended while they are wearing a harness, leashed backpack or wrist tether.
  • Do not use a harness, leashed backpack or wrist tether that is damaged in any way.

What age do babies use harnesses or reins?

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.

What are the different types of harnesses or reins?

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.

Which is better - a harness, toddler reins, or a wrist tether?

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.

How do I put a harness or tether on my toddler?

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.

Toddler harnesses:

  • Put the harness on your Toddler like a backpack.
  • Adjust the straps so that the harness is snug but not too tight.
  • Fasten the buckle or snaps.

Toddler reins:

  • Attach the Toddler reins to your child’s clothing.
  • Adjust the reins so that they are the correct length.
  • Hold onto the reins when you are out and about with your Toddler.

Wrist tethers:

  • Attach the wrist tether to your child's wrist, then your own wrist.
  • Adjust the tether so that it is comfortable
  • Hold your toddler's hand as normal, knowing if they slip away they can't go far