Carly - posted on 05/05/2011 ( 71 moms have responded )
I wanted to get some opinions on toddler backpack harnesses. I have a 20 month old son who is great about holding my hand in public. However, when walking long distances, the zoo for instance, it is very inpractical to hold his hand the whole time. I don't want to hurt my back or his arm or slow him down. I want him to be able to explore (within reason and close to me) and I don't feel he is able to do that being within arms length to me. However, I can't get over the fact that I am esstentially putting my son on a leash. I know I am not using it as a babysitter, I will still watch my son not let the harness do that for me. Can I get some opinions from you ladies about this topic? No bashing from either side though want constructive thoughts that will help me. Thanks!!