There's two schools of thought when it comes to kids on a leash. They either help keep quick feet at bay and close to Mom and Dad — giving peace of mind, or they are seen as a relief from parenthood duties and don't teach children how to behave in public places.
No matter which side of the line your on, this Gripster "leash" might be a great middle ground since it's participation is 100% voluntary...
The Gripster attaches to your stroller or beltloop (where ever you choose really) and has a lead with that cute monkey handle on the end. Your child can decide if they want to hold onto it, but what child can resist a purple monkey?
Droolicious spotted this new leashing product at the ABC Expo and tells us that it should be available in January of next year with a $15 price point.
There is a velcro strap included if you're in an extra busy place and don't trust your child to hold onto it. We're rather on the fence about the product as we see the value is could bring (when used without a lack of attention to your children), but it still looks like the same thing we put our dogs on — so we're torn.