Emily - posted on 05/04/2009 ( 214 moms have responded )
Personally I like them. I think they keep kids safe in large crowds, they aren't confining like strollers, and they allow the child just enough freedom to explore autonomously. My daughter is too short to comfortably hold my hand without one of our arms hurting after a while so from the 12 month- 28 month bracket we used one in the mall and places like that. She is now two and a half and she likes to use it but doesn't really need to. She just thinks it's fun! I noticed in another thread that many people do not like them because they remind them of a dog leash, but I harness my dog for the same reason as my child- to keep him safe. I don't want this to turn into a huge debate but I would like to hear if others use them or would under certain circumstances. I would also be interested in knowing why you hate them- if you do.