More than 20 years later, the story sadly repeated itself. As I was happily telling my dad about our trip to Brooklyn, he advised (well, it was more a fact than a suggestion) us to get a harness for Alice. "Um, no!" I said immediately. Alice doesn't have a harness in Montreal and Alice won't have a harness in Brooklyn.
Today, as Alice was nicely running in our living, Dan's mom (seriously) told us that it would be time to put a leash on our active toddler. I quickly looked at the floor and waited for Dan to changed the subject!
I'm aware that at daycare, when they go on their daily walk to the park, the kids are holding (toddlers have a Velcro attached around their torso or their wrist) a cute centipede like device. For safety and practical reasons, I'm 100% fine with that concept.
However, when you only have to supervise one toddler (and not 5), I think that the safety harness is a little bit extreme and could maybe create a false sense of security.
Alice is very active (she walks very well and runs faster and faster everyday) but she can also be very quiet in her stroller and in her baby carrier. We very often let her walk freely and so far she is pretty good at holding hands (she even asks for it). If we feel that she is starting to be a bit less cooperative (we are extremely vigilant), she goes back in her stroller / carrier (she might be upset for about 1 minute and quickly move on!) or we simply hold her in our arms.
And about Brooklyn, if we feel like Alice's safety is at risk, I will put Dan's camera strap around her torso and she will have the most awesome genuine leather kid safety harness on the market....awkward!!!!
So, what do you think about safety kid harness? Crazy or logical?
Oh, and the full bangs is back :)