How can I keep my toddler safe in public when he doesn't like to hold my hand?

Help! My toddler won’t hold my hand when we go places; if I hold his hand, he sits on the ground and won’t move, but as soon as I let go, he’s running around crazy, what do yall do for crazy children who just want to run? Like we literally can’t go anywhere without the stroller, or he goes in the road or just takes off running

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Get a leash. Easier & safer.

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Backpack strap, or wrist bracelets that connect with a plastic wire.

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Ummm. Explain he needs to hold your hand for safety. If he refuses put him back in the car. You are parent.

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These are great!!

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Either a back pack or wrist leash

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He holds your hand or he doesn’t go. Miss out on a couple fun trips and it will change. Safety always comes first!

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Make him wear a leash backpack!

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I have seen this from another group. And I think this is a great idea

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Get the kid leash there back packs I used on mine when needed. And still tempted use on older one that’s to old for now.

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Don’t take him if he doesn’t want to behave simple

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If you’re shopping even for one item he goes in the cart with the belt on. Park by the cart return that has carts in them. If you’re going somewhere without carts maybe look into getting a little fold up umbrella stroller you can keep in the car. Or into the little animal backpacks that have leashes attached.

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Backpack or wrist harness :slightly_smiling_face:

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My son had the Dino backpack he loved it

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I have used the backpack leashes. They’re fantastic for letting littles feel free with parents still being able to be in control.

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Leash and don’t worry what anyone else thinks of leashes.

I tried and tried to explain my son had to hold my hand but he wouldn’t until at least 3 years when he understood why it was dangerous to not hold my hand.

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I used a backpack with leash for mine …

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Im curious and must ask , can the leash be cut?

I had a backpack leash for my kids. They loved that they had freedom and I was still attached which gave me piece of mind. S/n it came in handy at the zoo when my son tried to crawl into an open (only wooden gate) exhibit.

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Mine use to do that an after a cpl swats on their ass they learned real quick mom wasn’t playin.