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Kid accessories...cool!

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Yesterday while working through a lift line, we converged with a ski school class of 4 & 5 year olds or so (several sprawled on the ground). The instructor asked that I take one of the kids with us up for his first lift ride. This kid and the rest of his classmates came with a Kid Handle!

What a concept. All of the kids in the class were wearing vests with their name tags, passes and a nice solid handle at the middle of their back. I was instructed to grab the the kid by his handle when we were getting off the lift to help him then get into his 'pizza slice'.

Just think about the possibilities: carrying kids through airports like luggage, up stairs, in lift lines, directly to your table in a restaurant, you name it. Other ideas?

This reminded me of an idea we came up with for our son when he was turning into a runaway crawler: Kid Tape. It'd work like velcro where you you could tape a kid to the floor, a wall, a bed a ceiling, etc so you could take your eye off him for a few minutes to get something done.....
post #2 of 14
What is really needed is the Agent 86 'Cone of Silence'.
post #3 of 14
You laugh.... but when my oldest was about 2 every time we flew she wore bib overalls. I literally called her little luggage!

Really though it sounds like a great idea. Better than her hood that I have tried in the past. Doesn't really pick her up, just chokes her. :
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This reminded me of an idea we came up with for our son when he was turning into a runaway crawler: Kid Tape.
To refer to another current thread: you could use duct tape!!!
post #5 of 14
When I was little (2-3 years old), my parents had a 'leash' with a harness that they used on me whenever we went to the mall or other large public places. Evidently these things were popular with parents.

I don't think you could do that now. Someone would be calling the police on their cellphone and get the parents arrested for child abuse.
post #6 of 14
Nope, those kid leashes are still around. I have 3 kids myself. I can't condone their use, but I can understand it.
post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by eblackwelder View Post
To refer to another current thread: you could use duct tape!!!
Trust me, the thought crossed my mind more than once, which led to the Kid Tape idea. Since duct tape didn't come with Blues Clues or Tele Tubbies on it, would wreck clothes (....and social services an others would frown) the velcro approach came to fruition. Yet another use for ski straps?

Boy if kids had handles, you could easily clip 'em in with a carabiner to a lot of things.........hmmmmmm........KidJorning?? :
post #8 of 14
Ya need a spring loaded retractable line on that handle. Reel'm back in.
post #9 of 14
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Here's some unruly kids having no fun and in dire need of the retractable kid reel and carabiner attached to the blue Kid Handle:



(from Telluride Ski School)
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by eblackwelder View Post
Nope, those kid leashes are still around. I have 3 kids myself. I can't condone their use, but I can understand it.
Try doing Disneyworld with a 6 year old and 2 year old twins (all boys). We got lots of stares, but at least we didn't lose our twins. That was the only time we found it necessary to use a "leash." but it was a lifesaver. Our twins are now 14 and have not suffered any lasting effects from our use of a leash!
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Try doing Disneyworld with a 6 year old and 2 year old twins (all boys). We got lots of stares, but at least we didn't lose our twins. That was the only time we found it necessary to use a "leash." but it was a lifesaver. Our twins are now 14 and have not suffered any lasting effects from our use of a leash!
A dear friend has a daughter who is deaf AND adhd ... the phrase "off like a shot" was invented for her, I'm certain. My friend started using a leash in certain situations because it was just too dangerous to take the little one; not only would she bolt as soon as she could, but she couldn't hear anyone call for her.

Back to the handle: those vests are awesome. My kids are past that stage, but it would have been great to have.
post #12 of 14
I have a Kid-Ski Kiddie Lift (http://www.applerise.com/merchant2/m...gory_Code=1600) and have used it for the past 2 seasons with my now almost 6 year old son. It's not only great for keeping a hold of your kid while on the lifts, it's a back saver when your kid falls down. It's much easier to just grab the handle and lift the kid up from the snow rather than having to bend down and lifting with both hands under the kid's armpits. I like the Kiddie Lift so much that I'm going to get another one so I can use it for my 3 year old daughter as well while teaching her to ski.

When we first got the Kiddie Lift I was lifting my kid off the ground by the handle and swinging him around in the family room. He loved it. He felt like he was flying. I'd recommend it to anyone who is teaching a 5-6 year old or under how to ski.
post #13 of 14
There is nothing new under the sun (well, not this and not right at the moment, anyway):

http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?p=342609
http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?p=210845
post #14 of 14
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There is nothing new under the sun (well, not this and not right at the moment, anyway):

http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?p=342609
http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?p=210845
Has anyone thought of modifying a wheeled luggage bag (esp. ski bag) for a western saddle motif with kiddie-sized stirrups?
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