Before I had a toddler, I didn’t understand the appeal of those backpacks with leashes. Why not let your kid walk, or stick them in a stroller or cart? Then my daughter started her “I can do it MYSELF” phase and I realized the genius of the toddler harness backpack. She can walk independently, I can keep my sanity. Plus, the monkey is adorable and she loves it so much that she snuggles it in the car. Win/win!