Eddie Bauer Harness Buddy, Monkey (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- Shell/Filling: 100% Polyester; Strap 100% Polypropylene
- Friendly harness keeps child close and safe
- Functions as both harness and backpack
- Pocket on back for toys and snacks
- Straps adjust as child grows
- Dual buckle system for extra protection
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Complaints about tether placement: the position of the tether is perfect. It attaches low on the back, and there is a reason. Other backpack harnesses that are similar have the tether attachment up high. Guess what happens when your toddler turns around... the tether wraps around his throat. This harness does not do that. It is low on the toddler's back. Also, if he pulls, it won't be yanked up off of him like a shirt.
Complaints on the term "backpack": I don't think when the manufacturer's claimed it is able to convert to backpack so that you could put diapers, wipes, and a bottle in it. No, here is what they mean: There is a small pocket where the detachable tether is stored so that the child can wear it as a backpack and not a harness. Take off tether, put in pocket, zip it up, VOILA! BACKPACK! I know they say "toy or snack" and sure, you might be able to put a happy meal toy in there or a pacifier (which is what we use the pocket for), but not for schoolbooks. LOL!!
I gave this item 5 stars for cuteness, wash-ability, ease of use, design, and durability. I love it.
I have had so many people stop me to ask where I found this (Target for me) and that they had been looking everywhere for something like this. So far, no one has made a snide comment about having my child on a leash...which I fully expected getting at least once or twice. I think of it like this...My child, on a leash, where I have control over her is a heck of a lot safer and more secure than one wandering without one. I don't have to worry about someone snatching her. Every little movement she makes transfers up the tether, so I know where and what she is doing, even if I am not looking at her. And, I have no problem with my child acting like "a wild animal" on her leash. I still enforce good behavior, which can mean holding my hand while leashed or being forced to ride in the stroller.
I'll take a leash on my kid over her getting lost or stolen, thank you very much.
We have twins who are 20 months old. This harness has been a lifesaver. We put on the harness when we go walking in the neighborhood or walking in the mall. The kids still hold onto mommy or daddy's hands, but we wear the tail on our wrists. As you know, toddlers may decide to let go and run for it without warning, and we have been able to keep them from running too far away in public. Also, when 1 adult is out with the twins, it is hard to constantly hold both hands 100% of the time. For example, when you reach into your purse to pay for something, which of your 2 hands are you using to hold the hand of each twin? We tried the Kiddopotamus safety harness which was far inferior to this product, had Velcro fasters that easily became undone as the kids were running away from us.
Initially, I did not think of purchasing a safety harness. Then, one day, as I was driving home from work, I saw a mother with a baby in a stoller and a 2-3 year old holding on to the mom. Then, when the light turned green to cross in the crosswalk, the 2-3 year old darted diagonally across the intersection. The mom left the baby stroller in the crosswalk and ran after the little kid. Thankfully, the kid and baby were fine. If the mom had had a safety harness on her toddler, I'm sure the toddler wouldn't have be able to run for a block and a half before mom caught up with her.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
We love this cute little harness for our very independent minded and extremely active 18 month old. In some situations, it's the perfect device to keep her safe while also allowing... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ida Claire!
Didn't fit my abnormally large kid, but he is quite the linebackerPublished 6 months ago by Bogdana
My daughter said she would never put her child in a leash...that is of course until reality hit and try taking a rambunctious 2 year old that has found the power of walking/running... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
I is for my daughters new baby, so we have not opened it yet. Monkey is the theme.Published 16 months ago by Joan Perry Bull
My daughter learned very quickly to stay with me (thank goodness) but she is now 3 and still loves this monkey backpack! Read morePublished 20 months ago by Nicole
I vowed to never be that parent, but I don't use it like a leash... I use it as backup. I hold her hand, and if she lets go to run into traffic I can keep her safe. Read morePublished 21 months ago by davopavo
This is a great tool when I'm on the go with my toddler. It's fun and stylish design makes her want to wear it. Read morePublished on July 14, 2014 by Amazon Customer