Product Type: Clippasafe safety products
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A good safe strap
Clippasafe Wrist Link
Member Name: baby-cakes
Clippasafe Wrist Link
Advantages: keeps children safe, encourages hand holding
Disadvantages: bad for us due to dislocation risks
As soon as my daughter started to walk, she turned into Little Miss Independant!! She really didn't want to go in her pram at all as soon as she could walk but at the same time she didn't want to hold my hand when out walking either. It was scary as she would just run off and on a couple of occasions she would just run into the road so I knew I had to do something.
I tried reins on her but she just turned into a puppet and would just dangle all the time so that was a no no for us. I had seen another mum at playgroup with a wrist strap so I thought maybe I would give that a go but that was a scary thing for me to try and my daughter has a condition where her arms dislocate so a wrist strap really is quite risky, but yet it is definately safer than having her run into the road!
The wrist strap is 25" long, at one end is a small adjustable loop for your childs hand and at the other end is an elasticated loop for your hand. The elastic doubles up as a shock absorber and stretches when pulled so when your child decides to make a run for it it won't be as much of a shock for you!
To be honest, for us the wrist strap was no good, my daughter hated having it on and I think part of that was the fear that her arm may dislocate, as even at two years old she knows how it happens. I do think the strap is an excellent idea and will work for most people and I also think it will encourage children to hold hands even though there is that element of freedom there.
I personally prefer reins, even though we didn't do great with them either but it was definately a safer option for me and my daughter. Thankfully a few months down the line my little girl will now hold my hand whenever we are out walking so it was just a matter of time, but I wouldn't hesitate in trying the strap again with another child.
I bought the wrist strap for just 99p off Ebay but they are available from many shops too.
I give the wrist strap three out of five stars as although I think it is a great idea it didn't work for us!
Thank you for reading my review :)
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