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A guide to the best toddler reins for your wandering little one

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A guide to the best toddler reins for your wandering little one

If you like the idea of your newly walking toddler roaming around and discovering life but are worried about their safety and protection, then you need to get yourself a pair of the best baby reins. Some people are on the fence about baby reins, feeling like they have their child on a lead as they would their dog, but other mums swear by them - and the pros far outweigh the cons. A child harness can prevent many accidents from occurring.

Baby or toddler reins are a safety harness your child wears, with a strap that you can hold to make sure that they don't wander too far away from you. At toddler age they have zero awareness of danger, so baby reins can give them the freedom to explore but within a safe distance from you.

These reins are usually worn around the child's chest or waist, but some types can also be worn as backpacks. Baby reins can be extremely helpful when you are travelling to an unfamiliar place or when you are in especially crowded areas such as shopping centres, fairs, or theme parks.

Which are the best toddler reins?

Scroll down to see our choice of the best toddler reins you can buy in the UK:

The Adventure Belt fits children aged 18 months and above. It is a double belt, one fits the child and one fits the parent and can be used in crowded places to prevent a child from getting lost. The design is British and follows all UK standard safety regulations. It is a discreet, neutral and comfortable alternative to traditional children's reins as it is entirely hands free.

Instead of just being reins, this is a rucksack for your little one with reins attached. Suitable for children aged from 12 to 36 months; it's adjustable at the shoulders and also the chest. The rein/strap is removable so it can be used later as a simple backpack. You can find it in 10 different designs.

This is a fuss-free harness that is super easy to use, as it comes with a cute range of animal designs that your child will want to wear. It can also grow with your kid, so you don't need to invest in a new one every few months. It fits from 6 to 48 months so this makes it a great investment.

This is a different kind of baby rein, with a comfortable wristband for both child and parent. If you don't really like the idea of using traditional baby and toddler reins, this is can be a safe alternative. The Zooawa wrist link comes in an array of colours to choose from and have a wide range of motion for maximum flexibility and comfort.

These cute teddy bear reins can be used by children up to 4 years old. There's a quick release button on the reins so you can free your child fast if you need to, and you can also use it as a safety harness for a highchair or a stroller.

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  • Author: Sophie Knight Sophie Knight
  • Job Title: Contributing Editor

Sophie is a journalist and mum of one, and previously edited before moving on to write about family cars for - now Sophie is Commercial Content Editor for M&B, Closer, Heat, Empire, and 

She is passionate about raising awareness around postnatal depression and is a Mental Health First Aider.

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