Okay let's not use the word leash. It sounds like something for an animal. I'm going to say animal backpack with a long tail. What am I talking about?!
I used to see people walking their kids, like animals. I would always say, "That WILL NOT be me". Well guess what....
Yup, that's C, walking A around with a animal backpack, with a long tail. Ladies, I need it. Since A started walking she wants to walk everywhere, ALL the time. I worry about her, so I found a couple super cute backpacks for her, that just happen to have a tail that I can hold onto! I love it.
A loves them. C loves them. He loves to walk A around the store. It helps me feel more at ease, knowing that if I sneeze for a second, that A won't disappear randomly, she'll be connected to me. My little adventurer. She needs it.
I don't know if you are like me and say they are awful and such, well they work. Don't judge them till you are in that situation and need them. I need them. They help me keep A safe and close by, and let her feel independent like C. It's a win win situation.