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Title: hand strap/harness kids while malling
Post by: simple_mom on October 05, 2010, 11:33:13 pm
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have you ever encounter seeing a kid mostly in toddler years in the mall wearing a strap in the hand while the other end is being held by mommy?...it seems like when you're taking your your dog for a walk and you have the strap in the dog's neck but in this case the mommy is holding that strap maybe because she doesn't want the child to get lost..i've seen it many times in a mall in ortigas....i just wanna ask you guys if its okay do this because it really bothers me whenever i see one...thnx..

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Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: .Pretty.In.Purple. on October 05, 2010, 11:43:53 pm
huhuhu... ayoko din 'to! I hate seeing Mommies doing this... I pity those cute lil ones na nakatali... though I know for some Mommies kasi fashion ata sa kanila 'to... I think... with those kikay straps... maybe it's just their way of showing their fashion statement... pero I don't think it's proper... straps/chains, for me, are just for pets like dogs/cats while strolling sa mall... poor kids...
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: simple_mom on October 05, 2010, 11:55:14 pm
 :) thank you prettyinpurple...same here i was wondering the 1st time i see it "eto na ba ang uso ngaun?"...diba parang pangit tingnan kasi parang kawawa tingnan mga bata...the reason why we take them in the mall is for them to enjoy and explore because thats one way for them to learn..how can they do that if they're being strapped.. :(
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: anerba :) on October 06, 2010, 12:10:13 am
Hi Sis Vera,

Hindi ko rin type ang ganyang style pero kung sobrang likot naman ang bata (di paawat) at may bibilhin talaga ako at magisa lang akong adult i guess gagamit din ako nang strap pero kung tapos na ako mamili pwede ko na tanggalin yung strap sa kanya.
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: kara on October 06, 2010, 02:11:40 am
ako din di ko gusto yung ganon, parang kawawa naman yung bata, parang limited lang yung galaw niya, di niya naeenjoy.. tama ka mom prettyinpurle pag dogs lang ang strap na ganon, kahit fashion pa yun, di pa din maganda tignan :(
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: mich_tatsdwayne on October 06, 2010, 03:56:20 am
Siguro for safety purposes na din kaya they hand strap their kids while malling. Syempre nga naman madami tao sa mall at sa kalikutan ng kids nila e baka bigla na lang mawala anak nila, lalo na pag busy ang mommy sa pamimili. Pero kung fashion statement lang, bakit pa?

Personally, I will never do that for my son. 'Pag nandyan kami sa Pinas, di ako pumupunta sa mall na kami lang ng anak ko. Palagi ko kasama either ate ko or nanay ko para there's someone who will look after my son if ever maging busy ako sa pamimili. Honestly, takot kasi ako dahil sa mga news before dyan about dun sa mga nangunguha ng bata.

I agree with you, pang dogs lang ang strap.
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: gmc on October 06, 2010, 07:06:54 am
I disargee on using a hand strap for the babies... korek kayo, nagmukhang dog tuloy yun mga kiddo pag ganun...

let them enjoy the outside world... kahit nga nahihirapan akong humabol sa anak ko everytime nasa mall kami... he enjoys it kasi...

 :)
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: ritz on October 06, 2010, 07:07:44 am
ayaw din namin mag asawa ng ganyan,,kawawa naman yon bata ako we have 2yrs old baby girl kalikutan talaga.. dala ko na lang lagi yon stroller niya.pag diko na sya kayang habulin sakay na sya don.kesa sa ganon tali si baby
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: ondi on October 06, 2010, 09:59:14 am
kami din ni husband ayaw gumamit nun. kawawa talaga yun bata. sana hindi nalang sinama yun bata kung magiging busy sa pamimili.
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: - Mommy Jo - on October 06, 2010, 10:43:07 am
although for some mommies na gumagamit ng child safety harness and handstrap,their primary concern is the safety of their kids especially sa mga crowded areas. in my pov,di pa din ako ganun ka-open to use it even if it's the trend nowadays.although madami naman siguro designs without being too obvious na harness sya pero i would still go for the traditional or conventional way na hawak si baby or nasa stroller.

I wouldn't do that sa 18 months old son ko, i'm just thankful na everytime lumalabas kami behave naman sya plus di rin ako lumalabas na walang kasama para kung medyo busy ako,there is someone with me na pwede magtingin kay xian.

i think ok lang naman for other parents kung gusto nila,even if it's a fashion statement or primarily for the safety or their kids,it's up to them.we just need to be more responsible everytime kasama mga anak natin.

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Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: cooldude75ph on October 06, 2010, 11:07:28 am
Para sa akin okay lang ang straps since it would really help when an area suddenly gets 'congested' and baby might get the sudden urge to run.
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: ilovegabe on October 06, 2010, 12:39:37 pm
I dont think its a fashion statement or just uso or something. This has been used for such a long time in other countries, we are just catching up. I have the harness and the hand strap. It works for me because I want my son to wander and experience things on his own without him getting lost. Or without other people picking him up and taking him away. I dont like putting him in the stroller kasi where's the fun in that? parang nakakulong lang sya dun. And when you carry him all the time, ganun din, you dont let him experience whats out there. Maybe its nakakapanibago lang, in the country where we treat dogs as dogs and not as a part of the family.

Its just a personal preference siguro. Ako I want my son to experience the world without him getting lost, and the strap and harness works for us.
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: smoothie on October 06, 2010, 02:13:34 pm
better safe than sorry. kaya i'm for those hand straps kay sa naman mawala na yung baby ko and bye bye na forever.
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: diver_girl on October 06, 2010, 02:40:18 pm
first time ko nakakita ng batang naka-handstrap nagulat talaga ako. nasabi ko talga ng malakas na, "bakit ginagawang aso ang mga bata?". napatingin na lang yung nanay sa akin tapos inalis yung strap hehe.

disturbing for me ang makitang nakastrap ang isang bata. i was once so likot but i was able to explore every part of COD (yun ang isa sa sikat na mall dati). hindi din naman ako nawala.  ;)

kung for safety purposes ang straps, siguro useful sa ibang parents but i guess im not goin to use it. mas secured akong hawak ko sila or nakahawak sila sa akin.

Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: winnie d pooh on October 06, 2010, 02:47:50 pm
feeling kasi natin parang pang dogs lang ang purpose ng staps.. oh well, upon reading sis ilovegabe's post, i was enlightened.. she has a point..

but the only problem is, we are not used to it..  maybe after a couple of months or year pag marami ng gumagamit nun just like strollers and carriers hindi na tayo magdadalawang isip na gumamit din nun..  8)
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: tiny_little_mom on October 06, 2010, 02:48:05 pm
Ako I dont want to use handstraps din. I used harness before but it was for my son to learn how to walk at masalo before madapa. Pero if it's just to keep him from getting lost, my hands and arms are enough. No need for the strap. Kung naka-strap yung bata and you let him wander off tapos susunod ka pag napapalayo na, why not hawakan mo nalang, let him go whichever direction he wants to go to and sumunod ka nalang. I mean kung susunod ka rin naman sa bata regardless kung naka-strap or hindi, mas ok ata kung hindi na siya itatali. Just my opinion though. :)
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: riddermark on October 06, 2010, 03:49:27 pm
I dont think its a fashion statement or just uso or something. This has been used for such a long time in other countries, we are just catching up. I have the harness and the hand strap. It works for me because I want my son to wander and experience things on his own without him getting lost. Or without other people picking him up and taking him away. I dont like putting him in the stroller kasi where's the fun in that? parang nakakulong lang sya dun. And when you carry him all the time, ganun din, you dont let him experience whats out there. Maybe its nakakapanibago lang, in the country where we treat dogs as dogs and not as a part of the family.

Its just a personal preference siguro. Ako I want my son to experience the world without him getting lost, and the strap and harness works for us.

quote ko lang so that others will read it.

i am PRO walking harness din. first thing in my mind is SAFETY, not trend or fashion.  i ordered from my mom to ship me a walking harness, simple nga lang yung nasa isip ko, plain straps sa lang sa upper body niya. she sent me this teddy bear type

1yo sya dito
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works for us! i wouldnt want to restrain him at all time. with this he can walk and run. nase-save ko din sya from falling (many times) through this. mas naging stable ang walking and running niya, na-practice kumbaga. i've heard several comments to which i replied with a smile lang but at the back of my head ..... (hehe).

ginagamit din namin to sa mall. now that he's 2,  okay na ang walking niya. most of the time di na namin ginagamit because we feel SAFE naman yung lugar na pinupuntahan namin. kung hindi kami at ease sa place, we will use harness without a doubt
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: TineNiItoy on October 06, 2010, 03:50:17 pm
sa akin naman mga sis, even before i got pregnant, i had this idea of hand strapping my future babies when malling especially peak seasons...for safety purposes of course...i never thought of it as a fashion statement...naaawa talaga ako sa mga bata sa mall na nawawala, yung trauma nila...pag nakikita ko silang umiyak ng ganun, parang iiyak na rin ako, at naiinis ako sa parents kasi negligent sila...plus ikaw din na parent, yung fear mo of loosing your beloved...maski 1 minute nga lang na mawala ang anak mo sa paningin mo sa mall eh kakabahan ka na db...

dito sa province, i havent sen one using that, so probably, pag umuwi kami sa manila early next year, maghahanap na ako ng magandang strap/harness na sa tingin ko ay magiging comfortable kami ng baby ko who is 5 months pa lang now...
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: sweet&spice on October 06, 2010, 04:00:46 pm
Like sis ilovegabe, I have a handstrap for my son. Whether or not to strap, or not to strap, has always been a debate among parents even in the United States.  But for a single mom like me, it's literally a lifesaver! I have a car seat for toddler, and a handstrap/harness for the purpose of having freedom to go wherever we need to, without being dependent on another adult. Sometimes, we moms, don't have the luxury/comfort of having yayas/fathers with us, but we have to go. While ours is a country of a lot of help and close relatives, that is, slowly evolving. 

I'd rather be commented to be harsh towards my son, or to hear remarks that he looks like a dog on a leash,  rather than suffer the anguish of losing him whether on his own innocent account or via kidnapping.  I can forego public scorn, over the safety and well being of my child. 

We have used this in malls, manila ocean park, enchanted kingdom .... whenever it's a crowded and well populated area. Now, he doesn't need to be strapped as frequent, but I would readily put it back on, especially if we're on the airport, and it's just baby and me.

My son at least knows that straps are for safety, like when I demand him to put on his car seatbelt, and his hand strap.
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: anerba :) on October 06, 2010, 06:21:43 pm
I dont think its a fashion statement or just uso or something. This has been used for such a long time in other countries, we are just catching up. I have the harness and the hand strap. It works for me because I want my son to wander and experience things on his own without him getting lost. Or without other people picking him up and taking him away. I dont like putting him in the stroller kasi where's the fun in that? parang nakakulong lang sya dun. And when you carry him all the time, ganun din, you dont let him experience whats out there. Maybe its nakakapanibago lang, in the country where we treat dogs as dogs and not as a part of the family.

Its just a personal preference siguro. Ako I want my son to experience the world without him getting lost, and the strap and harness works for us.

Sis, agree ako sayo :)
ang gamit ko kay baby ngayon ay walking wings since hindi pa sya ganun ka galing maglakad at nakikita ko talaga nageenjoy sya. Plano ko bumili ng wings noon at buti na lang naunahan ako ng ninang niya.,,,gift niya kay baby yun.
Isa lang naman ang purpose natin eh ang safe at magenjoy ang anak natin.

Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: cooldude75ph on October 06, 2010, 06:32:12 pm
...

Sis, agree ako sayo :)
ang gamit ko kay baby ngayon ay walking wings since hindi pa sya ganun ka galing maglakad at nakikita ko talaga nageenjoy sya. Plano ko bumili ng wings noon at buti na lang naunahan ako ng ninang niya.,,,gift niya kay baby yun.
Isa lang naman ang purpose natin eh ang safe at magenjoy ang anak natin.


Our baby Amber was using Walking Wings since 10months pa siya. After a month na, ayaw na niya since she learned to walk by herself :( Parang hindi sulit ang pagbili ko nung pink Walking Wings

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Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: mommy_KC on October 06, 2010, 10:19:58 pm
For me its ok to use hand strap. Gamit na gamit ko ito nung nag Hongkong kame, di namin kasi si hubby that's why napilitan ako gamitin ito. Sa likot ba naman ng anak ko. at ayoko maghanap at mamatay dahil bka mapatay ako ni hubby pag nawala ang anak namin. lol... I'd rather use it and its very helpful  to me.  My 5 meters allowance sya so the kids can go or do whatever he wants 5 meters away from you so atleast hindi ako kakaba kaba. This is very helpful sa mga crowded places... atleast safe ang mga kids natin. Pag alam ko naman nsa safe place na kami that's the time na inaalis ko na yung strap. For me that's ok. It depends sa situation and kung paano mo sya dalhin or isipin coz we have our own POV.
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: cooldude75ph on October 06, 2010, 10:28:24 pm
@riddermark: Saan mo binili yung harness?
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: ravenwillis27 on October 06, 2010, 10:58:39 pm
I use a harness for my kid since he started walking, and doesn't want to be confined sa strollers. sobrang likot ng baby ko, and I can't carry him all the time.  I use the harness for safety reasons.  Baka mawala, baka tumakbo bigla hindi ko mahabol at masagasaan, etc. So far wala pa naman akong naririnig na negative comments when we go out sa mall with the harness on.  Ang lagi ko lang naririnig, "siguro malikot yung bata." and "san mo nabili yan? I think I should get that for my kid."    Mas importante sa akin yung safety ng baby ko, and not what other people would say or think. Here's a pic of us strolling inside the Philippine Military Academy in Baguio City(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs395.snc3/24024_372385104059_666074059_3513119_2585953_n.jpg)
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: akirablade on October 07, 2010, 12:09:01 pm
Kids safety talaga ang reason for the harness. I have never used it though. I explained to my daughter why she has to hold Mommy or Daddy's hand all the time when we are malling. I told her that we dont want to lose her.  If she gets lost, we will be really really sad and that some bad guys might get her and do bad things to her. She understood our concernand although occassionally, we have to remind her because when she sees nice things, she just bolts and go for whatever pleases her eyes. I told her, she can ask us to accompany her to go where she wants. Works for us.
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: Mrs. G on October 11, 2010, 03:21:00 pm
When I first used harness or hand strap to my son, i heard different reactions from different people in the mall, some people find it really cute, some find your child kawawa coz you're like walking with your pet :). I don't think using harness is for the sake of fashion, it's made for your childs safety.  My son likes it a lot, coz he thinks there's a cute little puppy on his back while he walks, and he's only 16 months old, I don't want him to wander anywhere lalo na kapag kaming dalawa lang.  Kung ayaw naman niya isuot ang harness di ko na lang siya pinipilit, so depende na rin yan sa mga parents how they're gonna protect their child, may kanya-kanya naman tayong style pagdating diyan.  8)
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: insensitive on October 11, 2010, 04:07:31 pm
ako ayoko din gumamit nito..like tiny_little_mom said my arms and hands are enough to protect her from getting lost.Kung pupunta ng mall tapos magiging busy  din lang sa pamimili kaya naka-strap si kiddo much better iwanan ko na lang sya sa bahay..my POV ;)
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: BlueAby on October 18, 2010, 05:21:50 pm
Nung una akong makakita nun sa mall, naawa ako sa bata kasi nagmukha siyang dog. Although alam ko naman na para yun sa safety ng bata. Pero never ako gagamit nun para sa baby ko. I would rather hold him na lang or stroller or buhat ko na lang if ever magiging busy ako sa pagtingin ng things. Just my POV
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: iyah_82 on October 19, 2010, 03:56:18 pm
bumili ako nito few months na, yung hand strap sa safety first. I think less than 30mins ko lang siya nagamit sa baby ko na 16months old. Ayaw niya rin naiirita siya at tinatanggal niya. Ubod kasi ng likot yun. Ayaw din niya magpa hawak ng kamay. Bigla kasi tumatakbo yun kung saan saan na lang at tumitili.

Siguro sa ibang tao hindi maganda tingnan na parang aso na nakatali. pero for those cared mom really appreciate this.

Everyday ata may nawawala sa mall na mga bata. At ako mismo ilang beses na nawala sa mall kahit nung high school na ako, buti na lang may balat ako sa singit (lol) kaya nahahanap ko mother ko at ayun nakukurot madalas sa singit.

I have friend din kasama namin pamangkin niya special child nawala sa dept store ng mall of asia more than an hour bago nahanap. grabe yung pag aalala namin.

Kung mabait naman baby nyo at masunurin wag nyo na lang bilhan ng hand strap or harness mas advisable siya sa mga makukulit na mga bata
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: nixmusic on October 19, 2010, 05:27:35 pm
Nung first time ko nakakita ng batang naka handstrap naawa din ako and it looked like walking your dog but practicality-wise, it's better to ignore how other people look at it than lose your baby in a crowded place.
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: Nuna on October 19, 2010, 05:32:49 pm
I think depende na lang talaga kung san tayo mas mapapalagay ang loob. Kung san sa tingin natin safe ang mga bata.

ako, sobrang likot ng anak ko. lalo na sa mall. hilig tumakbo, at parang di rin natatakot kahit mapalayo na sakin sa kakatakbo niya. pero NO ako sa hand strap. Ayoko lang. So talagang nakatutok ako sa kanya, to make sure hindi sya masasaktan or mawawala. Pagod lang talaga kakahabol, kakasunod. Pero ok lang.  ;)

Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: riddermark on October 21, 2010, 09:51:05 am
@riddermark: Saan mo binili yung harness?

pinadala lang ng mother ko. you can inquire with munchkins, yun yung brand niya sis  ;)
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: cooldude75ph on October 21, 2010, 10:30:45 am
@riddermark: Saan mo binili yung harness?

pinadala lang ng mother ko. you can inquire with munchkins, yun yung brand niya sis  ;)

I'm a bro :D
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: chinadoll on October 21, 2010, 10:38:51 am
My husband does not like the idea of the hand strap. I got 2 gifts from my sis in law who has to young boys. It would be very helpful since I have a very active and energetic boy. I did feel weird seeing it for the first time before in the mall.

If only my son will agree to wearing it and won't wrestle and whine. That's my problem. Hope this helps!  :(
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: riddermark on October 21, 2010, 10:43:58 am
^^ OOOOPS! sorry, i didn't look at the username  ;D   my bad
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: MotherG on October 30, 2010, 07:41:12 pm
Just like what mommy Jo's posts, that is what we have and me and hubby is so excited to use it!  Yung parang backpack tpos sa mommy yung hand strap.  ;D
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: Katie on October 31, 2010, 07:19:28 am
ayoko ng hand strap or kahit yung sling na may strap, anything na may strap. yung sa hand strap kase for toddlers, feel ko, para silang... arf arf. sobrang likot talaga ng mga bata at toddler age, it is then when we can train them manners on how to behave, esp sa public places. for sure, mahirap sa start, pero ganun talaga mag rear ng child, until they can achieve that part where they can behave na. :)
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: ilovegabe on October 31, 2010, 10:10:38 am
@sis ravenwillis27, look at our babies!

(http://tinyurl.com/2dr3ssx)

same harness
same shirt color
same plaid shorts

My harness has a clip (i dont know what it's called), I clip it sa pants ko if I need my two hands.
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: ravenwillis27 on October 31, 2010, 10:40:06 am
^ilovegabe - oo nga sis!!! ang cute naman ng babies natin  ;D may clip din yung sa akin try ko nga clip sa pants ko later sa trick or treat ;)
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: sweet&spice on October 31, 2010, 02:06:51 pm
@chinadoll: if your kid doesn't want the handstrap, use it as a threat instead. haha! my nephew to whom i originally bought the handstrap for, didn't want to wear one also. he would squirm and yell, so the yaya, said, if you're malikot at the mall, i will put this on you...so ayun, di naman nagamit, tapos pag malikot, nilalabas lang ni yaya. behave na sya after that. hehe.

si baby naman, he fought with me the first few times, pero, i was just consistent, kahit magalit ang dad ko. he didn't like it as well. but we usually go out kaming dalawa lang ni baby, kasi to search and keep a good yaya, is hard, alangan namang i am immobilized to do the things that i love or need (like grocery shopping)? so, the handstrap was really a necessity.

now he is 3 years old, and hardly needs one. he has not been using it since about 3 months ago. mahilig nang kumapit sa kamay ko, and we haven't been to really crowded places lately to actually have his security a concern.

happy trick or treating ilovegabe! baby had his trick or treat yesterday! it was such an organized adult trick or treat, sa clubhouse na lang, para di mapagod ang mga kids.  ::)
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: anhing on November 02, 2010, 02:23:33 am
i first saw the handstarp toddler sa airport, mom was in line and the lil kid is wandering around. i didnt find it offesive thou, i actually find it cute. nice invention, sabe ku nga. i have a niece kase n sobrang likot and i told my sister to get one.

now i have a 14month old daughter. super likot din. ayaw nga isama ni hubby magmall coz for sure, hinde yun mgpapaiwan sa stroller niya. i told hubby about the harness, approve naman sya.

and just like sis ilovegabe, it's more for security and allowing your kid to explore. pov ku lang naman.
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: magilas on November 07, 2010, 04:18:13 am
a friend just gave us a back-pack like harness (as what other moms  posted photos here). monkey naman and my daughter likes the monkey.

we haven't used one on our nearly 2 year old daughter. we hardly go out sa super sikip na malls except on several occasions na i noticed na walang takot din my daughter to walk by herself, enter shops na di man lang lumingon if katabi niya pa ako, lumiliko agad, hirap habulin.

she has also voiced her vehement objections on using her stroller. sadly, may 1 time na nalaglag na sya kasi nag-ala houdini and she was able to extricate herself from the straps by wiggling and standing up.

what to do? maybe i will use the harness for safety purposes.

maybe i won't bring her at all to super crowded places. we have a yaya and we take turns carrying our toddler dun sa mga mataong lugar. masakit din kasi sa likod carrying a toddler.

too many considerations really, but i really don't care much what others will say if they see us with a harness.
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: sweet&spice on November 22, 2010, 10:01:49 am
for mommies who would want to purchase "handstrap/harness" for their kids, i saw this just now at ebay.ph, while windowshopping (for a completely different thing -- haha).

they have lots of design. try this link: http://shop.ebay.ph/anchona/m.html?_nkw=harness&_sacat=0&_odkw=&_osacat=0&_trksid=p3911.c0.m270.l1313
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: mommyjiing on February 06, 2011, 04:46:34 pm
sad to say i use straps. a backpack one. because i'm too paranoid of the thought of losing my precious!!
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: mommy.melai on February 06, 2011, 05:51:52 pm
we use it nung 3yrs old pa lang yung daughter ko kaso sa sobrang kulit niya tinatanggal niya tas sabi pa niya hindi daw siya dog para lagyan ng strap sa hand... hehe...
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: Loxii on February 17, 2011, 11:18:52 pm
The kid leash is the worst thing ever invented. It's for lazy parents who think their kid's a dog. I'm all for the security thing (who would want to lose their baby?) but I think there a far more better ways to keep your child safe than a leash. Like, say, keeping a CLOSE eye on the kid.

But that's just me.
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: mixx on February 18, 2011, 01:00:05 am
actually back 20 years ago my mom already had this for me. :)
i see it as okay naman kung kamay sa kamay,, pero kasi nowadays hindi niyo masabi kung sino yung masasamang tao sa paligid e. what if yung tulad sa news congested tapos tinulak tulak lang anak mo? hindi ko masisikmura na makita na wala na anak ko sa tabi ko. Well if ganun siya kalikot i would really put her in a stroller nalang. I will not risk my child being kidnapped , marami masasamang tao sa pilipinas i swear i am seeing it everywhere.

I am a young mom and i want to be really responsible when it comes to my daughter. Ako naman yung parent and i guess i would not mind what other parents would think. Hindi naman dahil sa ginagawa kong dog yung anak ko. hindi mo rin kasi masasabi kahit sinong taong pwedeng maamong mukha medyo yung anak ko panaman madaling maaliw sa ibang tao baka biglang sumama. Hindi ko talaga masasabi e. :(
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: I love_dadilove7503 on March 01, 2011, 10:36:14 am
One time nagsimba kami ng family sa trinoma, and I see a child who have this harnest thing on his hand, natawa ang hubby ko sabi niya parang dog daw, sabi ko tange harnest yun para di mawala yung bata.. sabi niya ahh.. nabasa ko na yung thread na to before that, and naisip ko nung binabasa ko to before na okay lang naman yun especially if malikot si baby, pro seeing that baby na naka handstrap with the yaya parang naawa naman ako sa kanya.. I am now thinking if gagamit ako nito sa anak ko, dati kasi okay lang sa akin.. Yung kasi panganay ko di gumamit ng ganito kasi sobrang duwag yun, lagi yun nakakapit pag nasa mall at sisigaw na yun ng mame pag nabitaw na.. Sana lang ganito ang bunso ko para no need na ko gumamit ng harnest.
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: ❤Xian&Mam ❤ on March 04, 2011, 06:34:19 am
anak ko naman saksakan ng likot,
pero diko naman naisip bilhan ng harnest.
susundin ko nalang o kaya kargahin kapag
nasa labas kami,si hubby din naman ayaw
niya...kawawa kasi tingnan yung bata.
buti nalang si baby ayaw umalis sa tabi ni mommy,
laki nakahawak,saka di tumitigil sa kakaiyak  kapag
di nakikita si mommy,hehe :D
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: - Mommy Jo - on March 05, 2011, 10:32:56 am
nasa mall kami last weekend and we saw a couple tapos yung anak nila about 2 years old siguro naka-hand strap pa. i mean,2 na sila na pwede magalaga dun sa bata yet limited pa yung mobility ng anak nila. pinagtitinginan tuloy sila. i showed it to Xian,I said do you like it? major no-no si kiddo  ;D
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: mommy_KC on March 27, 2011, 12:31:07 am
In my pov depende kc yan kung ano intention mo sa paggamit, some moms use that as additional security, some naman wala lang pang display lang or whatver reasons etc. My pro and cons pero ang punot dulo parin naman nito is we love and we want to protect our children... its just so happen there are many ways to do that... Ako ginamit ko lang ang harness when we went to Hongkong feeling ko nung mga panahon na yun I really need it kc first time namin pumunta ng Hongkong ng kaming dalawa lang 3y.o palang ang anak ko noon... And for me malaking tulong yun... kc confident ako kahit kami lang dalawa... dahil alam ko secured sya kc beside sa tinitingnan ko pa sya... Ang maganda doon he can walk on his own and tumitingin tingin sya sa paligid niya kc my ilan meters din na distance from you yung harness e... Once ko lang ginamit, kc pag kasi ko naman si hubby or yaya no need to use harness dahil hindi naman na kelangan...
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: miejaide on March 27, 2011, 12:46:31 am
i bought 1, pero never nagamit.. ayaw ni kulit... me naman, ok lang to use it for additional protection.. yung tipong makakakilos si kiddo but still connected pa din sau..  :) may mga bata kasi na super likot, kesa naman mawala, ganun na lang... pero kung marami naman kaung bantay, syempre no need for dat...
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: zhiel03 on May 05, 2011, 08:37:08 pm
gumamit ako ng handstrap for my daughter before, kasi there was a time na muntik na siyang mawala sa galleria, i thought she was with my mom and my mom thought nasa kin naman, mga 5 mins lang naman pero super kinabahan kami nun, then nakita namin siya pinagkakaguluhan ng mga saleslady, after nun, everytime na pumupunta kami sa crowded place naka hand strap na siya, bahala na ang iba kung ano ang isipin ng iba, basta ako, safety ng anak ko ang nasa isip ko.

then just recently, bumili ulit ako for my son naman bec we went to singapore di ako pwede magbuhat dahil preggy ako, si hubby naman hypertensive, so kailangan niya maglakad talaga kasi ayaw din niya sa stroller, and knowing kids pag may nakitang magada, tatakbo na agad eh pano like nasa crowded area kayo like universal studios, isang kisap mata pwede na mawala ang anak ko sa paningin ko...
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: miekee_18 on May 05, 2011, 09:17:43 pm
I suggest this to my hubby..kasi nakita ko sa multiply.. gusto ko sana since twins yung baby ko at sobrang lilikot pag nasa mall pero ayaw niya talaga so yun tiis tiis pag outdoors..iba iba kaci tayo ng POV sa mga bagay bagay hay..pero for me ok lang yun kasi safety naman ng kids iniisip natin..
mom I love_dadilove7503, same yung hubby mu at hubby ko same sila ng opinion hehe kahit daw pa-back pack pa yung style parang ganun pa din daw yun hindi daw dog yung anak niya. hehe
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: two_angels'_mom on May 06, 2011, 01:13:59 am
well kanya kanya nga lang talaga tayo ng palagay tungkol dito pero para sa kin din di ko maimagine pagamitin ng ganito mga anak ko..if i want them to be safe kagaya nga ng sabi ng mga ibang mommy dito i hold their hands constantly pag nasa crowded place..if me gagawin ako and i cant hold their hands kailangan nakatutok ang mata ko sa kanila..yung panganay ko nga 12years old na pero pag nasa divisoria kame i see to it that she holds my hand..if im gonna buy something i tell her to be beside me..hindi kasi ko napapakali pag nawawala sa paningin ko anak..kagaya nga sabi ni sis nuna di bale mapagod kakasunod..nun maliit pa c ate pag marami namang tao i just carry her para sigurado ko hindi sya maitutulak or mawawala ;).. atsaka hindi ba kahit naman me harness pag malikot kung san pumunta si baby mapapasunod ka pa din so why the need for harness e hahatakin ka din naman niya pag me gusto syang puntahan e di hands na lang niya ihold kesa yung tali mas feel pa ang bonding..db pag magBF-GF nga mas feel pag holding hands e d lalo na kay baby hehe.POV ko lang po..
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: ea_brea on May 13, 2011, 07:05:40 pm
agree ako kay two time single mom. i don't see a need for handstrap for my son as i always see to it that i hold his hand pag nasa mataong lugar or susunod talaga ako sa kanya. pag sobrang likot pinagsasabihan ko na lang siya to behave or to stay in one place pag may titingnan ako, and nakikinig at sumusunod naman siya. we need to discipline our children kasi habang bata pa. para alam nila how to behave when outside the house.
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: riddermark on May 16, 2011, 06:08:39 pm
yesterday i searched for the bear harness that kuya once used. we no longer use harness or strap on him since he's already 2 and doesnt need support at all. now, we're going to use it for bunso who is eager to walk and tries to run at 16mos!  :)

will probably use it again in the malls for practice walking, but we hardly go out with kids, so .....  ::)
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: maivy on May 16, 2011, 10:38:43 pm
Hi mommies!
Before, same din ang reaction ko with this "harness" thing...same w/you most of the mommies here na nag-react, na para namang dog/pet ang mga kids... UNTIL, I had my 2nd son, NAGBAGO  ang paningin ko sa mga tali-tali na yan, hehe...
Kasi naman useful din ang harness, dahil napakalikot at hindi talaga papa-awat ang bunso ko...
Ilagay man namin sa stroller niya, pumipiglas at talagang kumakawala... Ilagay namin sa mga nauuso ngayon na CAR STROLLER/ PUSHCARTS na nire-rent per hour sa mga malls, deadma, kahit madaming tao sa mall, kumakawala pa din at tumatakbo..
So, ang ending ng aming pamamasyal, eh uwian ng maaga, dahil nakakapagod maghabol sa aking bunsong bagets, Plus, nakakatakot at baka mawala pa siyang tuluyan..
Kaya naman, ang "safety harness" na dati ay ayaw ko at nawi-weirduhan ako eh eto at kapaki-pakinabang sa aming anak at sa buong pamilya...  ;D
Dahil nae-enjoy namin ang malling namin (hindi na kami nauwi ng wala sa oras! hehe), at siyempre, alam ko na nag-e-enjoy din ang bunso ko dahil nagagawa niya ang gusto niya, nakakapunta siya sa gusto niyang place/area, with me feeling secured na hindi kami magkakahiwalay literally...
Although some people will look at us na mag-ina...yun iba napapangiti, mostly eh napapangiti naman - siguro kasi naiintindihan nila kung bakit naka-strap si bunso ko sa akin... ;D
For me, it's not for fashion or what, I'm using it for my kid's safety, sa dami ng modus, at mga hindi mapagkakatiwalaang tao ngayon..Iba din naman kasi noong mga kapanahuna natin mga mommies, ngayon ang mga masasamang loob ay mas mapusok at malalakas ang loob, so better na mag-ingat tayong lahat.
Sorry if napahaba! God bless us!
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: mothadearest on May 24, 2011, 12:31:02 pm
When I see kids with leashes, I feel bad for the kids:( At the same time, I find it disturbing that parents even use them! Yes, they will ensure that your kids are with you at all times but...doesn't that make you a lazy parent? Is it so hard for you to keep an eye on your child? Or is your child getting in the way of your shopping?

I don't know. In my opinion, I think it is a device of convenience.
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: sweetest_thing on May 24, 2011, 12:31:38 pm
now that my baby is already walking on her own and ayaw pa naman magpakarga pag nasa mall, i bought the hand strap kasi takot din ako mawala baby ko, di ko alam gagawin ko pag nangyari yun so better be safe than sorry.
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: bebezeth on May 24, 2011, 01:05:18 pm
before nung dalaga pa ako nakakakita ako sa mall ng ganito
together with my now hubby we felt bad about it...
saying pa na bakit ginanun nung bata.
pero nung nagbaby na ako saka one year na siya as in sobrang likot talaga
siyempre accept natin yong fact na talagang tiring talaga specially
sa akin na working mom ako parang i get tired easily but i wanted
to make bonding to my baby so ok na rin yong idea ng harness
naranasan ko na rin dati when i was a get that I get lost heheh...
nakakatakot talaga grabe i thought iniwan na ako ayoko ma-feel
ng baby ko yon.
siguro mga sis iba't iba talaga ng POV.
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: ea_brea on May 24, 2011, 03:25:44 pm
When I see kids with leashes, I feel bad for the kids:( At the same time, I find it disturbing that parents even use them! Yes, they will ensure that your kids are with you at all times but...doesn't that make you a lazy parent? Is it so hard for you to keep an eye on your child? Or is your child getting in the way of your shopping?

I don't know. In my opinion, I think it is a device of convenience.

exactly my thoughts! parang uncontrolable ba masyado yung bata kelangan iharness? hindi ko gets kung bakit hindi ma-control ng parents ang anak nila. as parents, we should teach our children how to behave in public places as early as possible. and it's probably better if we could avoid crowded places kung hindi naman talaga kelangan pumunta dun. yung iba nga OA e, may parents and yaya na, may harness pa!
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: just_memom on May 24, 2011, 03:56:37 pm
agree with most of the moms here. Siguro i would rather use stroller instead of hand strap sa baby ko. Hubby and I disagree on using hand strap. Disturb kami if meron kami nakitang parent using this sa mall.
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: Mariel Arun on June 11, 2011, 09:48:11 pm
When my youngest turned 2, my 9 year old and I would go to the mall just the three of us lang. Imagine how active a 2 year old is, sobra!..ang baby ko pa eh maliit tipong pagnalingat ka ng konti di mo agad siya makikita kung san nanaman siya sumiksik. My other son is very helpful naman in looking for his brother during those times I have to pay for something over the counter but minsan nakakapiglas pa rin.

What I did was to strap a baby tether to his pants' belt loop (kaya I always make him wear pants/short with belt loops when we go out) to my hand in that way I'll have a minute or two to spare like when i order food, buy, pay in the counter. After that, untie ko na siya and he'll have my other hand to hold him.

My baby pouch and tether are my must have when going out talaga.
Title: Where can i buy a leash for my toddler?
Post by: mommyannamie on August 01, 2011, 11:14:31 am
hi mommies,

can u please help me find a store where i can buy a leash for my toddler. super likot niya na kasi and last weekend, may incident na tumakbo sya sa kalsada. i think its about time to use a leash for him para iwas sakuna next time nasa public places kami. pls. help. thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Where can i buy a leash for my toddler?
Post by: Bru on August 01, 2011, 12:03:12 pm
Meron po sa SM Dept. Store at sa Rustans. Yong parang maliit na backpack na isusuot ng baby mo then may leash lang na hahawakan mo na nakaconnect sa backpack. Sa daughter ko, ladybug yong design, bought it sa world trade tiangge last year for 350 pesos. I saw the same design in SM but a bit expensive na. Not sure if available pa. Sa Rustans naman, medyo malaki mga designs nila (parang stuff toy), 1t+++ yata.
Title: Re: Where can i buy a leash for my toddler?
Post by: HappyKidsOnline on August 01, 2011, 01:19:33 pm
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sis is this the one you're looking for? i have it in my online shop.
Title: Re: Where can i buy a leash for my toddler?
Post by: ravenwillis27 on August 01, 2011, 02:06:30 pm
sis you can buy sa SM Baby Company sa department store ng mga SM malls.  Safety 1st yung brand ng sa anak ko, it's 500+
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: Mommy Jazz on August 01, 2011, 04:39:28 pm
Merged these 2 topics as availability of different types has been discussed before on the 1st topic. Also to capture the participation of viewers who share the same interest.
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: ♫☼Tine-Tine☼♫ on August 02, 2011, 01:10:09 am
i personally don't consider hand strap as fashion, but safety precaution. Better safe that sorry.  :)
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: unknown on August 02, 2011, 09:33:28 am
^^^ Agree... Agree... As Safety Precaution...
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: loneylou on August 02, 2011, 11:00:58 am
kami ni hubby naghahanap nun kasi hindi naman sa ganong purpose namin gagamitin. bumili kasi kami ng backpack carrier para kay baby eh for safety purposes dun namin ikakabit kapag nakalagay sya dun. dun kasi sa carrier na un pwede kasi galing stroller na din at the same time pag gusto mo naman pack bag carrier na din . pwede kasi sya tumayo dun at umupo kahit na as carrier sya. worry namin hindi kasi sapat yung harness nung carrier sa waist lang nakapaikot so gusto namin bumili nun para ikabit dun para kahit tumayo sya safe padin. but not intentionally na gamitin like a dog na pag nasa mall eh nakatali. sus ang pangit.
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: ilovegabe on August 02, 2011, 11:56:07 am
Now that my son is older and can understand why it is important to hold mommy's hand, we rarely use the strap and the harness. But I still use the harness when we go to crowded places.
I am a single mom, I don't have a yaya na sunod ng sunod sa akin or sa baby ko. I dont have a husband or relatives  na pwedeng iwanan ng anak ko if and when I need to go out for errands. I do not have that luxury. But I still need to go out, do errands,do my groceries, do all what mommies have to do. I cannot carry a bag on the other shoulder and carry grocery baskets on the other one and hold hands with a very malikot toddler while trying to make up my mind what to buy. I only have two arms (and one brain) and apparently this is not enough for me. I am not lazy just because I use harness. I became productive because of it. I can do what you can do (shop), i can do what your yaya do for you (carry bags) and I can do what you ask your husbands to do (do not lose the baby!) all at the same time because of the harness. I am trying to make life work for us. While I need to do things, my priority is safety. I dont care what others think. My baby is safe.
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: ravenwillis27 on August 02, 2011, 01:50:09 pm
^ilovegabe - I agree with everything you said sis.  Very well said.  People can say whatever they want to say about moms using the harness while out in the mall or other crowded places, as long as we have the peace of mind and our kids stay safe.  We have our own parenting styles, and nobody has the right to tell us that we are lazy parents just because we use the harness.  ;)
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: unknown on August 02, 2011, 02:22:10 pm
I am not lazy just because I use harness.

^ I totally agree! There should not be any discrimination for those moms whose using harness.  It's not being lazy as one of our sis said it's for safety precaution, as much as we wanted to hold our babies hands, kargahin sila.  Hindi naman everyday na nangyayri na naka-harness eh.
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: ♫☼Tine-Tine☼♫ on August 02, 2011, 10:14:54 pm
100% agree! tell it to our face that we are lazy mommies once they have lost their kids sa Mall!
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: mommyannamie on August 02, 2011, 11:52:10 pm
thanks mga mommies for this thread. i got several inputs as expected. Well, i'll visit ASAP those stores u mentioned for me to get a strap for my kid. Everyday, he goes out with grandparents lang kasi as he goes to school already attending a toddler class. Better be very safe kami ng husband ko. Horror story ang eksenang tumakbo na naman sa kalsada ang aking anak. At ayoko na rin maulit pa ang takbuhan at habulan namin sa loob ng mall all the time.
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: sweet&spice on August 05, 2011, 02:03:51 pm
@ilovegabe: i completely and absolutely agree, on all points! we don't use the harness/handstrap as much anymore na rin because he understands now, pero pag biglang dumami yung people, or parang he's being a bit too likot, i use it on him.  when one is tired, and has very limited adult people to rely on (ergo...herself only), a harness is a welcome and important invention. i really don't care either if ever i am looked down by people who is not put in the same predicament as mine, but i have been approached so many times by strangers asking where to buy my baby's handstrap.

i realized that my son was aware of things when he had his strap, that:
1. he can wander, but within a limited distance;
2. whatever happens, at the end of the line, mommy is there;
3. he may like something, but it's still better to compromise, and ask mommy's permission first, since i can steer him away from items/areas that i don't like him to see.
4. and, it keeps him safe!  8)
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: rianne_mallows on August 24, 2011, 09:46:28 pm
when i showed my hubby a picture of the harness/handstrap.. he immediately disagreed.. sabi ko for safety purpose.. then he said hindi na kailangan..  nasanay kasi siya sa japan, safe.. sadly dito sa pinas hindi :( bahala siya.. basta if baby's already malikot at ako lang mag-isa.. ihaharness ko siya.. madalas mawala bro ko sa mall, sa church sa simbahan.. kung saan saan pa before.. at lahat kami lagi hirap maghanap.. so inistrap siya.. ayun ok na
.
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: denise2214 on August 25, 2011, 02:58:27 pm
for me disagree ako dito....pwede naman hawakan ang ating mga anak  kapag nasa mall tayo.....at lagi natin tingnan.feeling ko kasi parang pet lang talaga sila pag may strap.
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: mommy ni kent on August 26, 2011, 11:17:44 am
nag hahanap po ako san makakabili nitong strap...kase kelangan talaga npaka likot ng anak ko, mas ok na yung ganito kesa naman mawala siya.like ng mga napapabalitang walaan ng bata sa mall.mas nakakatakot.
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: rianne_mallows on August 26, 2011, 12:09:26 pm
meron bang straps on both ends? para pati si mommy nakastrap din sa kanya.. hindi magkukang doggie si baby hehe.. ganun kasi gusto ko.. embelish ko na lang para cute pa din ;D
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: casperthegoat on August 26, 2011, 02:44:59 pm
sis sis loneylou may harness na benta OL mukha lang siyang bag sa likod, sabi ko order ako (+ other pa na order ko) naalala ko, di ko pa natatanong hubby ko regarding doon kung ok lang sa kanya

on POV nung dalaga pa ako, ang pangit tingnan dahil may nakita ako sa rob galle, parang aso yung bata kasi yung strap sa mismong leeg nakalagay at ang dulo hawak ng yaya  >:( (kasi naka uniforme di ko nakita kung nasan ang parents ng bata),  pwede naman sa kamay or even sa damit bakit sa leeg pa, sabi ko sa sarili ko kapag nagka anak ako di ko gagamitan ng ganyan

pero now na may baby na ako na super likot kapag nasa mall na kami hes 18mos old and basta nalang sumasama kung kanino, at nabasa ko sa isang thread dito na naranasan na nila na mawala ang baby nila sa mall, etc, napapaiyak ako, ayoko kasi maranasan yun, dahil minsan kahit anong ingat natin di natin masasabi ang panahon, kung papipiliin ako gagamitan ko siya ng strap as long as na hindi magmumukhang katawa tawa ang anak ko sa paningin ng iba, naiisip ko din if ever mawala ang anak ko, sino ba ang magdudusa? meron si sis loneylou na bag style siya, gusto ko kumuha, for safety purpose, wala na ako pakialam sa sasabihin ng iba kung napapangitan sila o hindi, or sabihin nila na dapat wag isama sa mall ang bata kung mamimili or dapat tutok, ang mahalaga sa akin hindi mawala ang anak ko, kanya kanya tayo ng POV, pero in the end tayo pa rin ang masusunod kung ano man ang sa tinging natin makakabuti sa mga anak natin na kahit sa paningin ng iba ay hindi maganda.

eto pala mga sis ang OL ni sis loneylou

Any one interested in buying Safety Harness po.

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Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: ea_brea on August 26, 2011, 03:28:23 pm
well we all have our say on this. pero for me ayoko talaga. naka-survive naman kami na wala nito, hindi din namin sinasama yaya ng anak ko pag lumalabas. and umaalis din kami ng anak ko na kami lang 2 minsan (wala si daddy).
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: momma_33 on August 26, 2011, 04:22:43 pm
for me i'd definitely use the safety harness for my youngest when shes old enough to wander by herself. Nasubukan ko na kasi nawala sa mall ang eldest ko, i never wanted that to happen again. It feels its the end of the world for me. But now shes already big, 10yrs old na.
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: lamielyn on August 26, 2011, 04:43:47 pm
i agree also in using straps.. i bought one as well in the US, parang bag lang din na may harness. At this stage na super likot na baby ko, might as well use it on her. Better be safe. I dont even entrust her to the yaya pag nasa mall. Since may narinig na kong modus operandi from an officemate na muntik na makuha sa yaya yung anak niya. Ako talaga humahawak sa baby ko and most of the time gusto niya maglakad ng maglakad and ayaw magpa-karga or magpasakay sa stroller. Mas nabibigyan ng freedom yung baby ko to walk around without compromising her security.
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: mariann on August 28, 2011, 02:46:19 pm
i find hand-straps very convenient and i've recommended it to my friends.  you can use both your hands in doing something, while being assured that your kids are just nearby.  my kids can fend for themselves, but i don't want to risk losing them.  we must admit that when in public places, there are really times that our attentions were caught by some other things around us.  even for just a slight moment, our kids can wander off to someplace.

the first time we used the hand-strap was when we went to hongkong.  it really helped a lot since we went to a lot of crowded places, especially going to and fro the airport where hubby and i have to hold our baggages.  with hand-straps, they were just tagging along while both our hands are pulling our luggages. 
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: rianne_mallows on August 28, 2011, 03:01:28 pm
yung straps ba sa harness makapal? baka kasi madali lang din gupitin ng "bad guys"... never seen one pa kasi.. sa pics lang.. :-\
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: mariann on August 29, 2011, 01:42:52 pm
it's not easy to cut sis.  may 4 year old could not even un-strap it.  and hindi naman masyandong mahaba.  it's about a meter long pero stretchable.  just tell your kids that nobody should un-strap them except you.
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: mommy ni kent on August 30, 2011, 07:40:34 am
mga sis, pwede paba ang strap na to sa 3 year old?
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: ravenwillis27 on August 30, 2011, 10:00:25 am
^mommy ni kent - yung sa akin sis pwede pa sa 3 year old kid.  turning 4 na yung anak ko kasya pa din naman sa kanya.  ang brand is baby first.  bought it for 400+ sa baby company sa SM.
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: ainge88 on August 30, 2011, 10:34:44 am
I'm considering buying one kasi punta kami HK and usually mas gusto ni baby maglakad kesa nasa stroller. Takot ako baka mawala siya pag hinayaan maglakad! Pwede na ba to sa 1yr and 3mos?? Tumatakbo takbo na rin kasi and hindi mapakali na nakaupo lang.

Thanks mga sis :)
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: ♫☼Tine-Tine☼♫ on September 21, 2011, 09:08:30 am
@ainge88- the arm strap is adjustable naman, so i think it will fit your baby's arm
Title: Re: hand strap kids while malling
Post by: sweet&spice on September 22, 2011, 09:10:51 am
@ainge:  please consider bringing an umbrella stroller if you're going to hk. it would save you a lot of trouble carrying a sleeping and tired baby. it is not advisable naman kasi na the child walks in a very crowded and foreign place, but a hand strap is still a good alternative for walking in less populated areas.
Title: Your personal opinion on using baby harness
Post by: je.anne21 on August 06, 2012, 09:48:52 am
Hi mommies! I don't know kung may topic na ganito na dito. Mods, let me know if meron na po.

Bothered lang po ako. I have this Gold Bug baby Harness (bear)matagal ko na binili pero hindi ko ginamit sa anak ko. Until recently, we went to HongKong. By the way, he just turned 2 last July 28. I decided to use it kasi takot ako baka mawala ang anak ko since gusto niya walk or run everywhere. Ang hirap naman humabol lang ng humabol. I noticed pinagtitinginan kami, most naka smile. Sometimes tingin ko, tingin nung iba parang pet dog.

There's this one comment on my husband's niece's friend na "poor boy has a leash. I feel for him." It made me sad and a bit guilty. Mali ba yung sinuotan ko ng baby harness yung anak ko dahil takot ako na baka mawala sya? Ginamit ko lang naman sa ibang country, particularly sa disneyland and ocean park. Pero dito sa pinas hindi kasi nga sinasabi parang pet dog daw. :-(
 
Title: Re: Your personal opinion on using baby harness
Post by: KVsmommy on August 06, 2012, 10:16:30 am
sis je.anne21: I personally do not like using a baby harness. I've never tried it though, because I'm not comfortable with using one. And I have to admit that I share the views of those who say na parang pet dog yung bata, kasi pag titingnan mo naman talaga, parang ganun nga.

BUT, I realized na kaya ko naman sya hindi naiisipang gamitin is because 1. Though malikot yung daughter ko, hindi naman suuuuper. I can still chase after her, and napagsasabihan ko pa naman. 2. When I'm tired na makipaghabulan, we have a yaya naman na puede mag-'sub' sa kin sa habulan portion.

There really are super active kids, especially boys, mas curious sila magexplore and minsan talagang unstoppable. And if you don't have a yaya or a companion to help you chase after him when you're out, ay grabe, that would be super difficult - and dangerous to a certain extent, kasi baka nga biglang mawala yung bata.  So if you're using the harness because your kid is like that, as in unstoppable and you don't have someone to help you 'chase', then super  ok lang, wag mo na lang pansinin what other people will say. Dahil in that particular situation, KAILANGAN mo talaga yung harness, otherwise, there's the risk na kung saan saan mapunta yung bata. Kasi siempre kahit dedicated ka to looking after him, hindi naman 100% palagi ang attention mo. Kung walang ibang eyes to look after him aside from yours, paano na?

Pero, if you have a yaya or another person naman who can help you look after the kid, you can try not using the harness na. :)

Hope this helps. :)
Title: Re: Your personal opinion on using baby harness
Post by: je.anne21 on August 06, 2012, 11:12:20 am
Hi KVsmommy! Thanks for replying. I also do feel the same, kaya nga I never used it. Nito lang huli talaga sa hongkong dahil sa dami ng tao and tama ka wala akong yaya na papalit sa paghabol habol. And wala talaga akong yaya dahil full time mom ako. I told my hubby din na in that moment, I dont care sa opinion ng ibang tao kesa pagsisihan ko pag nawala ko anak ko. Super tiring nga magkarga at maghabol. Kahit may stroller, mas gusto niya carry ko sya. Pero now that we're here na naman, wala na ko balak gamitin yung harness. Thanks sis for your time. Nakakatulong talaga pag may nasasabihan.
Title: Re: Your personal opinion on using baby harness
Post by: BlueAby on August 10, 2012, 09:42:21 am
Hi Sis, share ko lang din thoughts go. Before kasi pag namamasyal kami ni hubby sa mall and nakakakita ako ng kids na may tali sa kamay naaawa ako sa bata. Lalo na nakikita mo na naglalakad naman sila ng maayos katabi ang mom nila. Nagmumukha nga silang pet dog. Kaya sabi ko noon sa sarili ko na hindi ko lalagyan ng ganun ang anak ko. Pero nung dumating na si 2nd baby ko and nagsipaglakihan na sila, napapaisip tuloy ako na bumili nung bag like na harness  ::)  3yo and 2yo ang mga anak ko, so isipin mo na lang kung pano ko sila hinahabol kapag magkaibang way pa ang pupuntahan nila. Although kasama naman si hubby sa mga lakad namin, super nakakapagod talaga. Kaso since mahal din sya and napagtatya-gaan pa naman namin ang maghabol, yun habol na lang kami. Pag super kulit binubuhat na lang namin. hehe.

Pero if your purpose is for your child's SAFETY wag mo pakinggan ang iba. Di naman sila ang mapapano kapag may nangyaring masama sa anak mo diba. 2yo is really makulit pa i think hanggang 4yo. hehe. Buti nga syo bag like yung harness, eh yung tali sa kamay super hate ko talaga. We can't please everybody sis pero atleast we know from ourselves kung ano ang purpose natin. Our child's safety is our first priority. ;)
Title: Re: Your personal opinion on using baby harness
Post by: je.anne21 on August 10, 2012, 09:57:08 am
Thanks mommy BlueAby! Tama ka. Pero i don't intend to use it anymore. Most of the time naman nakatago yung strap. So parang naka bear backpack si baby. cute lang tignan. Yun lang kasi pag maraming tao hinahawakan ko yung strap. Dun kami pinagtitinginan. hehe
Title: Re: Your personal opinion on using baby harness
Post by: aliya_liapot on September 06, 2012, 01:48:23 pm
Hi sis. Natural lang sa mga kids na makulit and gusto lakad ng lakad kasi ngayon pa lang sila natututo. Phase lang din yan. Pag lumaki na ng konti, baliktad naman, mahihirapan ka na mapaglakad sila. Ako ayaw ko talaga yung baby harness kasi para mo na din kinulong si baby. Pag nasa mall kami or kahit pagnagttravel kami abroad, we use a carrier nung baby pa siya then stroller na ngayon. Then pag nagsawa na siya nakaupo, ready na ko tumakbo and humabol sa kaniya. Tinututukan ko na lang talaga. Nakakapagod sis pero part talaga yun ng development ni baby. Kailangan hayaan mo siya tumakbo takbo. Pag feeling mo madami ng tao, kargahin mo muna si baby hanggang makahanap ka ng spot na medyo maluwag.

Good luck sis
Title: Re: Your personal opinion on using baby harness
Post by: addicted2jakey on September 06, 2012, 01:58:36 pm
Me naman, IMO ok lang harness.. Its very convenient for a preggy mom like me with a super kulit almost 3yr old boy.. He has a backpack with strap which we bought overseas. Its a backpack naman and i know my son enjoys using it. Even asking me wheres his monkey bag. (design of the bag)
I dont mind what others think pag nsa mall some find it cute some not, u could see naman sa reaction pero they wont be of help naman if terms of safety na nffeel ko when were out especially when were near escalator..
Title: Re: Your personal opinion on using baby harness
Post by: imeego on September 06, 2012, 02:49:27 pm
for me ok lang gumamit ng harness although i've never tried using one since hubby or yaya is always there naman to look after the baby...but in case kami lang ni baby, i really would not mind using it considering na boy ang anak ko at sobrang likot at bilis tumakbo  tapos ayaw pa magpahawak ;D wala akong pakialam sa opinion ng ibang makakakita, dedma na lang,  importante sa akin safety ng anak ko tutal di naman sila magiging kawawa at mamomroblema pag nawala ang baby ko
Title: Re: Your personal opinion on using baby harness
Post by: ea_brea on September 06, 2012, 03:57:57 pm
for me ayaw ko talaga yung harness. mas gusto ko hawak yung kamay ng anak ko pag umaalis kami. this way we teach our children how to behave properly in public areas, and always be mindful/conscious of their surroundings. pag madaming tao kasi makakasagabal pa yung harness. and yung paghabol-habol is part of being a parent, isipin mo na lang form of exercise na din yun.

what we do (since pag lumalabas kami hindi kasama yung yaya ng anak ko dati) is walk hand-in -hand with our son. kung madaming tao like sa tiangge/ pag may sale nilalagay ng asawa ko sa shoulders niya ang anak namin para hindi na din siya mabunggo/matapakan. pero ngayon hindi na kasi hindi na siya kaya buhatin ng daddy niya. hehe pag kami lang lalabas ng anak ko dun kami sa hindi mataong lugar/mall.

Title: Re: Your personal opinion on using baby harness
Post by: Golda_Magsaysay on September 10, 2012, 04:15:19 pm
i'm personally against these harnesses. i can't separate the harness idea from images of dog leashes. it causes people to stare at you and your child for all the wrong reasons. plus, i don't find it that safe. what if your child runs into the street? the harness could be long enough to let him or her get hit by a car. :(
Title: Re: Your personal opinion on using baby harness
Post by: Lucky on September 20, 2012, 04:29:30 am
Before, tingin ko nga parang pet dog pag may harness. Pero after reading stories about sa mga baby na nawawala kapag nasa malls or groceries, natakot ako. Di ko kaya yun. And feeling ko, pag lumaki na baby ko, gagamitan ko sya ng ganun, kesa naman mawala pa sya..
Title: Re: Your personal opinion on using baby harness
Post by: je.anne21 on September 20, 2012, 09:12:50 am
Sabi nga, kanya kanya lang tayo ng opinion o pananaw. Now, I see toddlers wearing backpack with harness. Cute! Hindi ko na sya na iimagine as pet dog. Yung ngang mga pet dogs nakadamit diba? Hindi ko naman naimagine ever na mukhang bata yung aso. hehe
Well, salamat sa mga opinion nyo mommies!
Title: Re: Your personal opinion on using baby harness
Post by: twelvth_goddess on September 28, 2012, 12:20:58 am
I know the benefits and advantages of a harness but I personally wont use it on my daughter simply because I dont like the way it looks on a child.

When we go out and madameng tao, we dont let my duaghter walk around. Kakargahin namin yan, either me or my husband. Never ipapakarga sa yaya. We dont let her out of our sight too and our yaya isnt allowed to roam around the mall with my daughter.
Title: Re: Your personal opinion on using baby harness
Post by: kiz_me1109 on September 28, 2012, 03:52:10 am
My sister in law bought a harness for my 3 year old son. I never used it hanggang sa nawala nalang siya. In my opinion, I am not comfortable na itatali ko yung kamay ng son ko just because malikot siya. Nowadays, madami na namang ways para maiwasan na mawala yung anak natin. Toddlers tend to get a lot excited kapag nasa mall. Lalo na kapag may makikita silang toys. Pero we can't really help it. Bata yan. Nakakawa naman kung naka leash sila. Tsaka feeling ko kasi, kahit na may leash yan e tatakbo at tatakbo parin yan. Mas prone pa na makakabasag sila sa malls kasi mahaba yung leash. Unlike kung hawak niyo talaga yung kamay niya e mas madaling i control.

And besides, kapag madaming tao sa mall, we prefer na kargahin nalang siya. Feeling ko naman kasi, yung mga nanay na nawawala mga anak nila, masyado lang engrossed sa pag shopping na hindi na namalayan na wala na yung anak nila. =)
Title: Re: Your personal opinion on using baby harness
Post by: je.anne21 on September 28, 2012, 09:43:55 am
When we go to the mall, nakaupo lang 2 year old son ko sa stroller pero daddy niya nagtutulak. Pero pag lumayo si Daddy, sasama sya kakargahin na lang sya ni Daddy. Ganon kami pag nasa mall.
Title: Re: hand strap/harness kids while malling
Post by: Morefun on October 16, 2012, 08:47:16 am
for me, ok lang yung naka strap si baby.  at least I know, she will not get lost.  no matter what others say, ako ang maloloka pag nawala ang anak ko, hindi naman sila eh  ;)
Title: Re: hand strap/harness kids while malling
Post by: mami che on October 16, 2012, 02:36:57 pm
Ive tried using harness sa eldest ko dati when she was around 3 i guess. Mahilig kasi syang tumakbo at umikot kung san san especially pag nasa mall kami na kahit sa yaya e nakakawala sya. Mahirap syang hawakan coz kids their age want to be free  ;D Lagi akong kinakabahan so on the spot, i bought a harness. They call it 'tag-a-long'... I used it. Some people looked at me na parang saying na "bakit nakatali yung bata?" but some are smiling na parang saying "ok yan ah"... But i dont care what they say basta hindi out of sight ang kid ko. Mahirap na. But pag tapos na kami mag shopping for her clothes, tinatanggal ko na harness. Few times ko lang nagamit yun coz she's so bright - she knows how to remove it na!  ;D
Title: Re: hand strap/harness kids while malling
Post by: Kimps08 on November 27, 2012, 03:28:23 pm
I use toddler harness on my son when I am not wearing him.  yung tipong backpack na isusuot ng son ko and may mahabang tali.  I have one very energetic toddler kaya we want him to wear that.  My POV, sa dami ng nawawalang bata at nakikidnap sa mall, I'd rather have him wear one than risk losing my child.  That's just me.
Title: Re: hand strap/harness kids while malling
Post by: IanAndDina on November 27, 2012, 04:03:27 pm
I'm a pro in this issue too, kasi ginawa naman talaga siya for safety, kaya nga safety harness ang tawag and hindi fashion leash :p di bale ng sabihin nila na parang aso or what kasi kapag nawala naman ang baby ko hindi naman sila ang maghahanap no :) POV ko lang naman.
Title: Re: hand strap/harness kids while malling
Post by: ~_Chi-Chi_~ on December 03, 2012, 09:21:11 pm
^agree ako sis. :)

It's better to be safe and sure than sorry. POV ko lang naman po.hihi It really doesn't matter kung anong sabihin ng ibang makakakita kasi not everybody naman e alam yung reason mo so keber na lang sa kanila kasi wala naman silang maitutulong if ever. Toddlers tend to get very excited and makulit sa mall. Kahit kargahin pa, hindi maiiwasan na gugustuhin niyang bumaba para magexplore. And kahit may kasama ka pa, mahirap pa rin lalo na pag madaming tao. Atleast pag may harness, di makakalayo sayo si baby pero siyempre you have to keep up with your baby para naman di kayo naghihilaan.hehe Wag na lang pansinin ang sasabihin ng iba na negative, atleast assured ka na di mawawala si baby.
Title: Re: hand strap/harness kids while malling
Post by: eloytski on December 04, 2012, 11:36:51 am
While it has its advantages, nahihirapan akong hindi ma-imagine na parang leash yung safety harness, lalo na if you're walking side by side sa mga tao na may dala rin pet, with almost the same thing to hold them down/prevent them from running away. Ang sa akin kasi, kung alam mong madaming tao (sale or holiday season) sa mall, at maglilikot lang baby mo, wag mo na lang isama. Lalo na kung shopping talaga ang objective mo pagpunta ng mall (as opposed to strolling lang, na mababantayan mo maigi ang kid mo).

Just my two cents. :)

Title: Re: hand strap/harness kids while malling
Post by: Abegail Angeles on March 09, 2014, 12:05:37 pm
Iba-iba naman kasi ang mga bata.meron mga pumapayag na hawak/karga parati,meron din mga naghuhulagpos.kung ang anak nyo nakukuha sa hawak lang,di na kailangan ng harness,good for you.mahirap lang na komo ok ganung technique sa inyo e feeling nyo ibang tao dapat ganun din.meron din mga pagkakataon na di maiiwasan mapunta sa crowded places (hello airport) so minsan may advantage talaga pag ginamitan ng harness ang bata.better safe than sorry.yang mga nagsside comment na yan e malamang pag nawala anak mo e sisisihin ka din kasi di nyo ginagaya style nila sa pagaalaga ng bata.ever assuming na what works for them would work for you too.
Title: Re: hand strap/harness kids while malling
Post by: julia_18 on March 10, 2014, 04:45:54 pm
I used those harness with my 2 older kids. I say it's better to be safe than sorry. Kids are kids. May tendency na maging malikot. And with kidnappings happening left and right, especially in malls, mahirap na. I wouldn't hesitate using those again when my baby won't like to be confined in her stroller anymore.
Title: Re: hand strap/harness kids while malling
Post by: chardonnay on March 10, 2014, 11:30:56 pm
I will also use this pero yung backpack type siguro. Kiber lang din at tama, hindi naman sila ang maloloka pag nawala si baby.
Title: Re: hand strap/harness kids while malling
Post by: mommy darling on October 02, 2014, 03:38:11 am
I used to dislike the idea of this strap thing kasi yung dog image na binibigay nito plus constraining your kid. But ever since twice nawala/naiwan/or akala ko nasa tita, lolo or lola ang anak ko di na ako nag dalawang isip pa. I have a 4yo son whom we describe na parang vaccum kasi sya hihigop ng e energy mo. I dont have a yaya to run after my son kapag mamasyal kami dalawa. At sa panahon ngayon ang hirap hirap na..malingat ka lang minsan nasasalisi na yung anak mo. And i know i will regret that day at di ko mapapatawad sarili ko kapag nangyari yun. Like kapag nasa toyshop kami..minsan o madalas habang nagbabayad ako he will roam around. Atleast  kapag suot niya yung backpack na may tali, i know nasa tabi ko lang sya. Plus kapag nag bobonding siya with his grandparents wala nga kasi yaya..syempre hindj na naman ganun kabilis tumakbo mga yon, ayleast kahit pano bantay pa rin sya at di niya tatakasan mga lolo lola niya pag nsa mall sya. Which my son mostly does.
Title: Re: hand strap/harness kids while malling
Post by: preciouslara on October 06, 2014, 02:07:43 pm
been using this all the time...really dont care kahit pinagtitininan kami, its my daughter and i know her very well so alam ko na need ko gamitin yun, not because i dont know how to discipline her to obey, but kids are kids, they tend to break rules all the time...and mahirap ng magsisisi, as you all said, better to be safe than sorry... :)