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Mamapapa
04-13-2008, 06:24 PM
Where on earth do you buy these things? :confused3 I've heard they work great and I refuse to use the full harness, but I can't find the wrist ones anywhere. Someone said Toys-R-Us, but they don't have it on their website. Do they have it in most stores? Any help is greatly appreciated - I'm running out of time! :eek:

delmar411
04-13-2008, 06:41 PM
I don't believe they make them anymore. They aren't comfortable at all and don't really do the job that they were intended for. This one:

http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2969579

is the full harness and works wonderfully and doesn't chafe or pull on the child. Why would you not want to use the full harness? It's just for safety and you will see tons of kids wearing them. Much better than losing your small child. In the crowds they can be gone in an instant. Here is my DS wearing the safety 1st one at WDW, you can see it's not a lot of material or anything.

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g129/delmar411/IMG_9672.jpg

ScotsMinnie
04-13-2008, 06:52 PM
We have the goldbug child safety harness and you can see it on the Walmart site. Its a little soft toy - dog/bear/monkey etc which cuddles the back of the child like a little backpack. Its lovely as its so cute and the "tail" attaches to the back so it doesn't pull on the childs chest.

I can't post a link as it says my post count is too low!

Its $10 in the US ( I paid the equivalent of $40 here! Grrrrrr!!!! ) so quite good value.

Lx

NotUrsula
04-13-2008, 08:00 PM
Whoever told you that they worked great lied. They tire the child's arm and they can be gotten out of in seconds -- a favorite trick of your average smart tot is to take the lead off his/her wrist and hook Mommy to a bush or a fence rail, then wander happily off.

Use a full harness. Safer, more comfortable, and MUCH harder for the rascal to shuck off.

staci
04-13-2008, 08:29 PM
We bought the full harness one at Walmart - it looks very similar to the one posted above, except ours is red and has a smiling elmo where that one says safety first.

We have been testing it out with walks around the house :lmao: and she seems to tolerate it.

THE LEASH PART CLIPS ONTO THE BACK OF THE HARNESS BUT IT ALSO CAN BE USED AS JUST A WRIST LEASH. There is velco on the one end, and instructions on the back telling you how to do so.

I also saw the wrist leashes at Toy's R Us. they were 3.49. The harness with the wrist thing was 5.88 at Walmart, and I also saw one at our local grocery store in the baby isle for 6.99.

I did put the wrist leash on her wrist here and she didnt seem to mind that here at home either. Hope you find something that works for you!

mom2jcc
04-13-2008, 09:21 PM
I am very interested in this thread as we have twins. Are the full harness ones at Walmart in the baby section? They do look more comfortable for the child than the wrist one. Hmmm, lots to think about.

Oh, and thanks for posting that picture, Delmar411.

staci
04-13-2008, 09:56 PM
[QUOTE=mom2jcc;24457367]I am very interested in this thread as we have twins. Are the full harness ones at Walmart in the baby section? They do look more comfortable for the child than the wrist one. Hmmm, lots to think about.

[QUOTE]

Yes, they are in the baby section. Walmart carries the plush stuffed animal one for I think 9.88??? and the harness one (like the one above but red with Elmo) for 5.88. They were hanging by the car windowshades I think?? The stuffed animal ones are on a shelf near the bottom, and the harness on is just a small package hanging on a peg..... HTH!

I found the wrist one at our small Toys R Us hanging on a metal rack at the end of the baby gear isle......

Omma
04-13-2008, 10:50 PM
I think I got it at Babies R Us - a harness that was actually attached to a fanny pack. It worked great for a little bit older child. My dd got to wear her fanny pack w/ her goodies in it and had no idea I was attached to the back. But for younger kids I prefer the full body ones. The wrist ones pull on their little arms and are very easy to get out of.

tinkerjess
04-13-2008, 10:53 PM
the backpack ones are cute at walmart. i was at brs today and even saw a cute little purse harness for a little girl!!

alloyd1170
04-14-2008, 08:01 AM
Our Target sells the animal backpack leash too. And at Babies R Us I found a pink purse harness. It can be used as a purse, or put on the cross body strap with a leash to turn it into a harness. DD loved it and they made a boy style too. Wouldnt be as hot in the summer as the animal backpacks.

Heres a link to the girls: http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2815284

And for the boys: http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2815285

Camno's Mama
04-14-2008, 08:15 AM
Another buyer of the animal backpack leash from Target. It's so soft and fuzzy, and has a little spot where they can put something small to carry in the backpack part. We used it at the Field Museum in Chicago, and he put a car in it.

I will say that he thought it was the coolest thing at home, but when it came to being somewhere that he wanted to dart off, as he usually does, he got really angry! He ended up choosing to sit in the stroller or be carried! But hey, that's fine by me!

Avonlady1001
04-14-2008, 08:28 AM
we have the Elmo one we bought at Walmart. I'm pretty sure with this one you have the option of wrist or full harness. She didn't mind wearing this at all. Loved it cause it had Elmo on it. I liked how easy it was to unclip the strap when we didn't need it and leave the harness on.

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll250/blckjak1001/P9050783.jpg (Sorry the pic is so big...can't quite figure out how to make it smaller. First time posting a pic. LOL)

ssdeverell
04-14-2008, 09:30 AM
Another buyer of the animal backpack leash from Target. It's so soft and fuzzy, and has a little spot where they can put something small to carry in the backpack part. We used it at the Field Museum in Chicago, and he put a car in it.

I will say that he thought it was the coolest thing at home, but when it came to being somewhere that he wanted to dart off, as he usually does, he got really angry! He ended up choosing to sit in the stroller or be carried! But hey, that's fine by me!

That was my question . . . do you use these because your children do no like sitting in a stroller? Not sure DH would like us using one, but I am scared to death of DD wondering off when we go next year.

Avonlady1001
04-14-2008, 09:40 AM
That was my question . . . do you use these because your children do no like sitting in a stroller? Not sure DH would like us using one, but I am scared to death of DD wondering off when we go next year.

Yup - DD/2 last trip wanted to walk all day every day! I felt much better knowing she couldn't go far when she pulled her hand away & took off. She's normally very good about staying w/me, but in disney it's too scary, there are too many people & too much to grab her attention & make her want to go check it out w/ or w/out me!!

delmar411
04-14-2008, 09:59 AM
That was my question . . . do you use these because your children do no like sitting in a stroller? Not sure DH would like us using one, but I am scared to death of DD wondering off when we go next year.

We used them because my kids are runners. The baby was just a year and half and while he loved to walk around I couldn't watch 3 little ones at the same time. Keeps him close by to us w/ still giving him enough freedom to explore.
He still needed the stroller but when he wanted out to walk or waiting in lines when you couldn't have a stroller, it was very handy.

We also have the animal backpack ones from walmart but at WDW it's so hot that I figured the baby would be uncomfortable in it. And they can't wear it all the time since it is a backpack so it would have to come off for the stroller and naps and such.

That purse one is adorable though! I've never seen that one before.

labdogs42
04-14-2008, 10:01 AM
Our Target sells the animal backpack leash too. And at Babies R Us I found a pink purse harness. It can be used as a purse, or put on the cross body strap with a leash to turn it into a harness. DD loved it and they made a boy style too. Wouldnt be as hot in the summer as the animal backpacks.

Heres a link to the girls: http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2815284

And for the boys: http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2815285

Those are really cute! I hadn't seen those styles before. I own one of the Safety First ones, but I haven't had to use it yet, but it has been in the diaper bag for at least three Disney trips at least! So far, DS has been good about either sitting in the stroller or staying close enough that I haven't needed it, but I still take it along just in case! I love the backpack one. He might really WANT to wear that one. Wish i had come up with the idea..that's a great one!

staci
04-14-2008, 01:10 PM
Just wanted to say, I just took dd outside for her first 'walk' on the harness leash. :rotfl:

She is such a headstrong child, and our sidewalk is RIGHT by the street, so she always has to ride in the stroller when we walk on our street.

She LOVED it! She was running and skipping - the leash didnt bother her at all! She was just so happy to be free from the stroller! If you are on the fence about one of these, GO FOR IT! We did stop at the neighbors' house, and he had a good laugh:lmao: but for Disney I can really see this being a very practical investment if you have a headstrong LO like I do. :thumbsup2

abcboys
04-14-2008, 02:23 PM
We have the red elmo one from wal-mart, too. We got it for my 2 year old but I'm not sure if he'll like it or not. I've tried the wrist one on and thought it was pretty uncomfortable. The full harness looked like it would be more comfortable and not bother them as much.

Msslaydbug
04-14-2008, 03:02 PM
We have the monkey one from Walmart. We named her Georgetta and my mom even sewed a bow on her head - LOL ( don't ask!). My daughter likes it and we have used it the past couple of trips. I love that I don't have to worry about where she is or might run off to.

DAPford
04-14-2008, 03:58 PM
My dd is 12 so things have been upgraded a bit but we had a wrist attached harness that my DD loved to disconnect from her wrist when I wasn't looking so when we went to disney and I was distracted I would attach it to the back loop of her jeans no worries for me and freedom for her to "roam" yes I got the looks but I didn't care with so much going it was for my piece of mind that she was secure

mom2jcc
04-15-2008, 08:11 AM
My dd is 12 so things have been upgraded a bit but we had a wrist attached harness that my DD loved to disconnect from her wrist when I wasn't looking so when we went to disney and I was distracted I would attach it to the back loop of her jeans no worries for me and freedom for her to "roam" yes I got the looks but I didn't care with so much going it was for my piece of mind that she was secure

I have never understood why some look down upon these safety devices. I realize more than ever now that I have twins what great invention these are.

That is a great tip to attach to belt loop! Thanks!

mom2jcc
04-17-2008, 12:06 PM
Thanks to this thread it really got me thinking about going ahead and purchasing the harnesses. We won't be going to WDW for 8 months, but I can start using them here as we live by the beach:)

I decided on the backpack harness version. My twins love them. One is a monkey and the other is a puppy. They look so cute with their little backpacks. The handle part (where the parent holds) is very soft, too.

Just my opinion.

Happy_Mom
04-17-2008, 12:10 PM
I have never understood why some look down upon these safety devices. I realize more than ever now that I have twins what great invention these are.

That is a great tip to attach to belt loop! Thanks!

Some people say that it's like treating your child like an animal by putting them on a leash. If anyone says that to you- ask them if they used a crib for their child because isn't that like a dog crate?

Both things are tools to keep children safe. Keeping my children safe is much more important than the opinions of strangers. :goodvibes

mom2jcc
04-17-2008, 12:48 PM
Some people say that it's like treating your child like an animal by putting them on a leash. If anyone says that to you- ask them if they used a crib for their child because isn't that like a dog crate?

Both things are tools to keep children safe. Keeping my children safe is much more important than the opinions of strangers. :goodvibes

Nicely said:thumbsup2

Lesli54
04-17-2008, 02:12 PM
I would recommend a full harness over the wrist ones (even if you could find them). When DD20 & DD18 were younger, the only thing you could get was a wrist harness, but as mentioned, the girls didn't like having them attached to an arm and tried to get out of them. I used them everywhere and got the looks, but didn't care because my child was safe with me.

Now when DD10 & DS5 were both younger, we used the full harness and it never bothered them, plus it is too hard to get out of so they don't really try. I also feel that you have better control since the "leash" is attached to the back rather than to the arm. Again, we got alot of looks, but it didn't bother me. I have heard of too many children who were lost or taken and I would rather be safe.

The funny thing is that my DMom and DH both remember having a full harness when they were little. DH said his mom attached him to the closeline when she was hanging laundry so he could run, but not run away which he was good at. When I was little, then didn't have them. But I figure they brought them back for a reason.

TexasMinnie82
04-17-2008, 08:34 PM
We have the goldbug child safety harness and you can see it on the Walmart site. Its a little soft toy - dog/bear/monkey etc which cuddles the back of the child like a little backpack. Its lovely as its so cute and the "tail" attaches to the back so it doesn't pull on the childs chest.

I can't post a link as it says my post count is too low!

Its $10 in the US ( I paid the equivalent of $40 here! Grrrrrr!!!! ) so quite good value.

Lx

We have these also, and LOVE them. We got the monkey and dog at Wal-Mart for $10. My kids love them too because they feel like they are wearing a backpack. There is a little zipper pouch on the back of them also. They aren't real big but for my two year old it is the perfect size for his binki. I would highly recommend these!!!!

Natalie_89
04-18-2008, 11:31 AM
i got 1 for 1 over here in the uk but my son hates it bein and refuses to walk when its on him :sad2:

Mamapapa
04-18-2008, 06:53 PM
Some people say that it's like treating your child like an animal by putting them on a leash. If anyone says that to you- ask them if they used a crib for their child because isn't that like a dog crate?

That is an AWESOME responce! I am going to remember that comment! :thumbsup2

Funatdiz
04-21-2008, 05:28 PM
When we took our granddaughter to WDW we bought her a harness from BabiesRUs. It was a cute little pink purse that had a leash that attached to the back of it. She did really well in the stroller, but when we let her out to stretch her legs we gave her the purse which went across her shoulder and the clipped the leash to it. It cost about $20.