Child reins - Are you treating your little one like a dog?
Posted by Otta
30 March, 2011 11:19
I'm skiving off this morning, and just watched "The Wright Stuff", where they discussed baby reins making a comeback. They quoted someone (I didn't hear the name) as saying something like "it's like putting them on a leash like a dog. You wouldn't let them poo in the street, so why make them wear a leash".
Now, my opinion is, that whoever said that, is a total moron, who is kind of missing the point in every way imaginable.
We've not used them yet, but will if the need arises. I know the little one probably won't like them that much (I can actually remember hating them when I was very small), but I'd rather that, than have to have her in the buggy all the time, to stop her running in to danger!
I don't really think kids should still be in reins, aged 4, but by that stage, they can have an understanding of danger. Until that understanding is there, then surely it's better to lay it safe.
So, do I think my child is a dog, should I start putting her food in a bowl, and buy her a basket to sleep in?