Buddy Tag looks so much better than leashes for kids

posted 3 years ago in Parenting
Post # 3
5460 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

That is pretty cool!  My mom did have to use the backpack-leash thing with my extremely ADHD brother though… no amount of tracking would have kept him from darting out in a parking lot and getting run over :/  I like the idea though for most kiddos!

Post # 4
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@MrsDiddles:  Nice idea but not for me. I don’t want an alarm when my kid is out of proximity I want to KNOW that my kid is right near me at all times because I can see him/her and have control over the situation. And an alarm on a kid? I wonder if people around would actually react? I’ve seen how people react to fire and car alarms…they have become mundane these days. We personally know of a mother who was bumped so that someone could grab her child away from her (she was holding his hand). I won’t go into details but it was horrific all of it.

While of course not foolproof I had a leash as a child and I loved it. I have seen so many home movies where I was given freedom to roam and explore without sacrificing safety. My DH hates the leashes and backpacks as well but our child will absolutely have one.

Post # 5
1287 posts
Bumble bee

Gawd….leashes on kids – pet peeve!!!!!!!!!!

I’ve never used these on my kids, and never thought about it.  It’s all about discipline and parenting for most kids/parents.  I can see if a child has a disability factor, then yeah, ok.   The alarm. No. If there is another child out there with a disability and an alarm might cause a reaction with that child and cause panic. You just never know…or cause issues with an older person. That alarm is just a bad idea.  More of an annoyance than anything. 

Post # 6
6951 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@MrsDiddles:  Yeah… I wouldn’t do this personally. There’s no way my nephew would keep that on him. He’d wait til my back was turned, rip it off and throw it under my seat. Then he’d be two miles away before I realized it. And if someone is going to steal him, naturally they are going to just take it off and toss it. I think it would give me a false sense of security and allow me to let my guard down instead of, you know, watching my kid. 

Post # 8
236 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’m not a fan of leashes on kids, and this looks pretty cool! The only downside to this (and upside to leashes) is that it can’t stop your kids from bolting out in to the road, which sometimes they do have a tendency to do. Obviously with a leash you can just pull back if the child is out of arms reach, but with this you couldn’t. Would be great for if you are going to the playground or shopping centre or suchthelike though. When my daughter was little and we were in an enclosed area, I used to tie a helium balloon to her wrist so we could always see where she was if she ran ahead lol 

Post # 9
7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’d think a lot of kids would take it off. However, I don’t like leashes on kids either. Nice to know that there are a few ways to do it though and not just backback leashes. I think leashes have come a long way from when even my brother was a kid though.

Post # 10
8677 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’m not sure I like this idea either. The kid could just take it off.

I hate the leashes. I think they’re unnecessary. We as a species survived without leashing our children.

Post # 11
2385 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@MrsDiddles:  What happened to just keeping an eye on your kid! I hate those leashes! We were in the Cancun airport on our way to our honeymoon, generalyl blissed out & not paying attention, and some mom had her kid on one of those leashes and wasn’t paying attention. DH ran right into the leash which was stretched across an aisle and sent the kid banging headfirst into a kiosk… whoppsies! Not the safest things ever!

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