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post #101 of 105
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post #102 of 105
I'll second what hotmamacita said. I never dreamed I would consider leashes, but with twins I'm not sure. I'll have to see how it goes.
post #103 of 105
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Mountain, ITA about putting a stop to rampant consumerism. Geeze, it's crept into the AP world, too, where some of us (inc. me : ) have given into the notion that we "need" 5 different slings (or more!) and 50,000 cloth diapers . . .Thankfully, my DH's unemployment and some FlyLady reading have helped me curb that attitude. (I wasn't actually buying much, but I was really into window shopping!)

However, I do think certain gadgets are actually useful tools. The tools that are necessary for one family may be completely useless for another, but I don't think any of us are so all-knowing that we could possibly imagine or understand everyone's situation.

FTR, I have never used a leash on my daughter, but when you mentioned simply holding a child's hand, I had to LOL . . .if only it were that simple, I'd be thrilled. My DD shrieks when I do this and tries to run away more. I then have to restrain her physically with my arms. The sling helps, but when it doesn't (I think it's too confining for her) she prefers the stroller. I don't feel so AP that way, but then I remind myself that AP philosophy is about meeting a child's needs and that's what I'm doing.

And regarding leashes for dogs . . . I live in Chicago. We don't have woods here that I can legally let my dog run around in w/o a leash. A dog without a leash here is illegal, and for good reason (the dog's safety as well as others' safety). I used to own a fox terrier and there was NO way he'd stay alive off leash or even come back to me. See how situations can be so drastically different?

I do agree with your overall message, but like I said-- until (as if!) I become all-knowing, I'm going to refrain from judging what another person needs.
post #104 of 105
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Originally posted by sleeping queen
I'll second what hotmamacita said. I never dreamed I would consider leashes, but with twins I'm not sure. I'll have to see how it goes.
Oh my SQ. We just agreed! (flashing lights, sirens, hooplah)

post #105 of 105
We have a Maya Wrap that we use as a "leash" sometimes. My ds hates to be held when we are out. And if we set him down he takes off. And then he screams if we try to pick him up or hold on to him in any way. Well he loved the Maya Wrap. He thinks it is a game. And he lets us put it on him. And then he proudly (and more calmly ) walks around. He thinks he is pulling us. He is so cute.
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