Whilst out on our day out on Saturday, we got the chance to let Zach loose using his reins for the first time. The reins I had for Matthew and Anya were broken so I had to search for a new set. I picked these from Amazon.
We got them out of the box the night before so that we had a chance to adjust them properly. Zach LOVED them! In fact, it was a bit of a battle to get him to take them off again before bath time…
Anyway, at Donnington Castle it became obvious we couldn’t get the buggy up the stony path so the reins were quickly and easily put on and Zach was off!
I know some people are critical of reins and the comparison with Ollie on his lead was obvious (Ollie is better behaved though!) But for me it has always been a safety issue. I can help him falling, stop him from walking into the road, teach him to be aware of his surroundings. Yet he still retains the element of freedom and can set his own pace.
The Clippasafe reins are suitable from age 6 months to 4 years, there is certainly a lot of room to grow. They are comfortable to wear and use. We used the reins in a loop but for older children you can unplug one clip and have the reins long, allowing more freedom whilst retaining the feeling of safety.
The eagle-eyed amongst you may have noticed I am wearing my dress from Aldiand myTUshoes!