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tiny_little_mom

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Re: hand strap kids while malling
« Reply #15 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. :)
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Re: hand strap kids while malling
« Reply #16 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


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
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Re: hand strap kids while malling
« Reply #17 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...
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Re: hand strap kids while malling
« Reply #18 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.
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Re: hand strap kids while malling
« Reply #19 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.

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Re: hand strap kids while malling
« Reply #20 on: October 06, 2010, 06:32:12 pm »

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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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Re: hand strap kids while malling
« Reply #21 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.
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Re: hand strap kids while malling
« Reply #22 on: October 06, 2010, 10:28:24 pm »

@riddermark: Saan mo binili yung harness?
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Re: hand strap kids while malling
« Reply #23 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
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Re: hand strap kids while malling
« Reply #24 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.
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Re: hand strap kids while malling
« Reply #25 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)
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Re: hand strap kids while malling
« Reply #26 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 ;)
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Re: hand strap kids while malling
« Reply #27 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
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Re: hand strap kids while malling
« Reply #28 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
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Re: hand strap kids while malling
« Reply #29 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.
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