I bought this because I didn’t want to put a leash on my daughter. And still, when I took her out on a walk to the garden people made comments...and were laughing. For starters, if you feel your child needs to get energy out but isn’t old enough to know not to go towards the road- then you have to do what is best for you! I can’t wrap my head around how people look at it other than safety + freedom for your child. Anyways, it works well and my little one doesn’t mind it.