Gabbybox | Scandipapa Toddler Backpack Review

by brandiann

Safety Harness Giraffe Backpack

I remember the first time I saw it. I was leaving school and these parents had their child on a leash. A leash, yes, like you use for walking pets. As a child, I was horrified, disturbed. I could not possibly understand how a parent could treat their child like that. I thought it was downright abuse.

Fast forward 20 years. Back then, I was naïve and incapable of understanding just how strong a parent’s love for their child can be, until I became one. When you become a parent, you do whatever it takes to keep your children safe! That’s why I was so happy when I came across Gabbybox! They sell the cutest safety harness backpacks! This one is made by Scandipapa and has a cute giraffe print. It has the perfect amount of storage for all of my baby’s goodies!

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Children are curious little creatures

How could they not be curious little creatures. They are discovering new things about their world and their surroundings all the time! In a split second your toddler can be sprinting away from you. I had to learn the hard way when mine started discovering her speedy Gonzalez legs. At the grocery store it was fine, but in a crowded room of people, that’s a recipe for disaster.

I now believe that safety bags with the arm extending, aka leash, is genius and downright needed in a crowded public place. Quite honestly, the looks I could get, is nothing compared to the risk I take letting my baby slip through my fingers and into danger. As we were taking these photos she started to head towards the street and luckily I had a grab on her. When children start walking – and for the next year or so – they have an unhealthy attraction to the road.

What’s crazy to me is that people are okay with putting leashes on pets to keep them from running into the street, but I’m supposed to let my child – whom I lovingly gestated for 40 weeks – just take off in front of a car? I don’t think so.

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Carrying your kids makes sense until your child wants “down,” or your back gives out (or both). Holding hands is both awkward and uncomfortable for any extended period of time — think of the last time you held someone’s clammy hand for extended periods of time (I’ll wait). I like to think of the safety harness backpack the same way you would use training wheels on a bicycle. You use it to teach a toddler to walk on paths and only cross the road when it’s safe.

You won’t need it for long, and once they’ve begun to understand safety skills, you can take it off (that’s what’s great; it is detachable). Encourage your child to walk along side you or to hold your hand while using the harness as a safety measure. That way, you’re still teaching safety skills at the same time!

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You can find these cute backpacks and other awesome accessories at GabbyBox

Type in ‘mommareview20‘ at checkout to receive a 20% off Coupon code for all products.

Disclaimer: I was provided products in exchange for an honest review on my blog. All photos are copyright to All views in this review are 100% my own. This page contains affiliate links.

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Nancy March 15, 2018 - 9:27 pm

I’ve seen harness backpacks for a while but this is just adorable! It’s great to keep kids near you without endangering them with a little tug. Glad you enjoyed the product overall!

brandiann April 3, 2018 - 4:15 pm

Thank you so much for taking the time to read!


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