Product Type: Clippasafe safety products
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A good safety idea..... for a dog!
Clippasafe Wrist Link
Member Name: Lovehearts
Clippasafe Wrist Link
Advantages: It keeps children close to you and safe. Both adult and child have the horrible thing around them.
Disadvantages: It looks like I'm walking a dog or a prisoner!
If any of you know me from the outside world, you can not argue with me when it comes to children. I am currently training to be a child psychologist, and when making arguments people always say "you can't say anything, you're not a parent!". I was diagnosed with premature ovarian failure at a ridiculously young age. As a result, I can never have children. For this reason, I am very sensitive towards any mistreatment of children and it gets me into a lot of bother. Most of my rants are mostly to do with the one thing in the world I hate to see, it makes me sick to the stomach, makes me so angry that I could strange someone to death. That is smacking children as a form of punishment. I won't get into much detail because that's not what this review is about, but I hate seeing children being treated like animals. That is why when my sister-in-law suggested that I used a rein to "walk her child", I was furious.
I never liked the look of them, I can understand parents reasons for using them, they want their children to be safe. But I hate the look of them. At first I thought children wouldn't be bothered with them but I remember being in the shopping centre, and seeing two boys with ropes around their wrists. (Or wrist links, however you want to sugarcoat it), and the young boy was in tears pleading with his father not to put it on. They were sweet little boys, huge dimples, messy blonde hair and adorable smiles. I then heard the most disgusting rhetorical question a parent could ask a child, "Do you want me to pull down your pants right here and smack you?". When the father said the word sack, I could feel the loud hurting sound in my head. I was shaking walking out of the shopping centre, the child looked so frightened after his father had said that, I could feel it in his eyes, he allowed his father to tighten the rope around his tiny wrist, and they walking out of the shopping centre, the boy with his head hanging and tear rolling down his cheek, his arm tugged up high with the height of his father, being towed out like a prisoner, like a cattle, looking around him feeling humiliated. I swear, I could have punched that horrid man if it wasn't for the fact I would be charged, can you believe it, a man treats his child in this manner, and I would have been the one getting charged? People have the cheek the to say parents can't discipline their children anymore... bull! Parents can not only discipline, they can bully, and trust me some parents do!
So, anyway, my sister-in-law handed me the reins. I told her that I had respect for my niece, and I refused to treat her like a dog. Me and my sister-in-law had huge arguments over this, she claimed that she did not want me taking my niece out without them. I had every concern for her safety. However, I would rather carry her and break every bone in my body rather than degrade her. She thought that I was put her down at some point and let her run off! It was then I heard of wrist links. It's not a case of one parent wraps a bit rope around their child's arm and them tows them off as if there being sent to join, it's when both the parent and the child and parent are humiliated into having it wrapped around them, and they are connected to each other. I bought them for £5 from kiddicare.
They links were pretty secure. The one I bought was multi-coloured and the child's wrist band adjusted nicely. The parents one was horribly tight, but ahhh well, if a parent is concerned enough to put one of these things on their kid, they will be concerned enough to deal with the pain of a sore wrist!
however I decorated the wrist parts with felt flowers and glitter, the part of the wrist link that connects me and the child, I decorated with glitter and diamantes. I also had the smart idea of making two bracelets for her, the other one identical to the wrist link. I also had to cut and glue the wristlink because I didn't want the child having a big long rope attaching her to me like, a, erm, yes I AM going to say it, like a dog's lead! The idea was that both my and my niece would hold hands and it would look as if we are just both wearing bracelets and holding hands. I looked like a total freak with that flower thing around my wrist. However, if parents are true as "concerned about their child's safety" as they claim when they tie their child up for a walk to the supermarket, they won't mind looking like a fool for their child's safety. In my opinion, if they don't mind making their child look like a fool, they wont mind making themselves look like a fool.
How did it all go for me?
I used it for half an hour and took it off. I picked up my gorgeous baby and truly, as a concerned aunty would, hugged her and apologised for putting the horrid thing on her, and carried her around the shops. I sacrificed trying on the clothes I wanted to try on because I had a heavy 3 year old on my hip, all in order to respect my baby. Why? Because I was concerned for her safety.
Summary: It is better than hidious reins...
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