Primrose has been walking now for nearly 8 months, crazy right!
Recently she’s started to be more confident and asking to be out of her pram a lot more. Which makes sense, why sit all comfortable being pushed around when you could be out walking and exploring.
Conor and I never really wanted to use reins, as the idea of having primrose on a ‘lead’ isn’t appealing to our parenting style. But with Primrose being the adventurous little girl that she is, we decided that it was a matter of safety to get one, and Little Life kindly sent us their gorgeous Elmer the Elephant Toddler Backpack with Reins. The colours are lovely a vibrant and the design with the little elephant ears, tail and feet are adorable.
It fits her perfectly, she’s quite petite so this was always a worry with reins. They have adjustable shoulder straps and secure chest straps so that there’s plenty of growing room as they fit until 3 years.
I love that when you’re not using the rein, it can be hidden inside the backpacks 2-litre compartment. The backpack has enough space for a clean nappy, drink and some snacks whilst still not being heavy on her back.
We use it as a safety precaution, teaching Primrose hand holding is so important but having the rein as an extra measure whilst out near roads or in busy places is a must. Toddlers get distracted so easily (especially Primrose) so I worry that shell spot a cat or pretty flower and she’ll be off. There’s an extra grab handle at the top of the bag for extra security when crossing roads or near ponds etc.
They range from £9.99 to £24.99 and you can buy the rein separately in case you lose it, which I really like because we always seem to lose things.
We were sent the Little Life toddler backpack with rein for purposes of this review, all thoughts are my own with a little help from Primrose.