Recently, I read this article about kids and safety tethers that my pal posted on her Facebook page.
It really made me think.
I have one of those backpacks - it's shaped like a dog, and we used it. We used it for Claire, and now that he can walk for longer distances, we're letting Ben use it.
I don't have a problem.
I live in a huge city, and sometimes a stroller doesn't make sense.
Or you have heavy packages AND an unruly toddler.
Sometimes you have to do the unpopular thing. Like keep your kid safe, in an unsafe environment.
I'd rather be unpopular for something like this than have the kid who can't be controlled and runs into a crowd or, worse, into traffic.