Product Type: Clippasafe safety products
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I may as well have been walking the dog
Clippasafe Wrist Link
Member Name: ally_kats_mama
Clippasafe Wrist Link
We were out on day with my daughter in the pram when she decided she wanted to walk. That was fine except I had forgotten her baby reins. Normally I wouldn't worry but it was horrendously busy out and she was going through a pulling away phase so I wanted some extra security. Finding the nearest Mothercare I popped in to buy some replacement reins for the day. Unfortunately for me all they had was the Clippasafe Wrist Link but with a child turning purple with an oncoming tantrum about not walking I decided the wrist link would have to do. It cost £3.99.
The wrist link was only available in the one colour in the Mothercare store I went into which was navy blue. Once out of the packet, I found a piece of long fabric which was about 15 inches in length and made of nylon material which is very strong and I think it would take a lot of wear and tear to enable this to snap or break easily. It also had two loops - one at the bottom and one at the top of the length of nylon.
The bottom one was to put around my daughter's wrist and it was fully adjustable to her wrist size, easily loosened or tightened and the loop at the top was to go around my wrist but the loop for my wrist was a stretchy material rather than adjustable. I did find the stretchiness of the loop around my wrist not to feel very secure. I like things around my wrist to be tight and this just felt very loose so I hunted out a safety pin from my handbag and pinned the loop around my wrist so that it was tighter.
The wrist link is suitable for children from a year of age and can be used for as long as you deem necessary.
Personally I hated the wrist strap and so did my daughter. I used to really like baby reins and had no issues using them with my daughter but the wrist link felt like I was holding on to a dog's lead. It just gave me a really uncomfortable feeling whilst using it. I was also always very conscious of the rein being just connected to one wrist as if I pulled one way and my daughter went to go another, I am sure that it could cause a sprain or break the wrist of a small child. I hated the looseness of the link around my wrist and felt that having to tighten it with a safety pin just was not good enough. There was no other way of securing the strap around your wrist.
After the day, I threw the wrist strap into the back of the cupboard and never used it again. I hated every minute of it and my daughter was relieved to be rid of it too - it has made her wrist itchy.
Not recommended by me.