When a parent goes to the grocery store with a child, they buckle them in a shopping cart. As a parent, you wouldn't dream on placing a toddler on swing without using the safety harness or holding them tight. The same goes for placing a small child (or yourself) on an amusement park ride, you always "buckle up" because of the danger of falling off!
Parents often hold a child's hand to keep them close and away from danger.
When you are on an outdoor adventure or vacation, toddlers are easily distracted and can leave your side in an instant. Toddlers and small children simply love to explore their surroundings, but that is not always safe. You need to keep an eye on your child at all times. It is every parent's nightmare if they do wander off. If this has ever happened to you, it will leave you panicked.
Photo: Sesame Street: Elmo Plush Harness