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BBC Radio Lincolnshire and the Hobbledehoo

We spoke to Melvyn Prior about all things Hobbledehoo! The Hobbledehoo Active Kids Harness is a brand new product to provide a suitable harness for holding, grabbing or picking up your child. Designed by parents initially as a skiing harness for children the Hobbledehoo Active Harness has a multitude of other application in everyday life for full control over your active little ones. Tried and tested on toddlers wearing wetsuits while around water for a safe and secure grab handle (have you ever tried to catch a slippery, wriggly child in a wetsuit?!). Gives peace of mind when they are jumping in the smal l waves near your feet as you can easily grab hold and take control if they slip over, which they will, again and again! Used daily while out walking especially when on rural footpaths as toddlers trip and stumble over every small thing but have to be independent and walk on their own! If you have ever tried to grab a stumbling child in a winter coat you will be very aware you are often left with the removable hood in your hands and child on the floor!! Use while travelling on public transport – especially on the London Underground system as it allows the child to walk independently but you have full control to keep them upright at the speed of the flowing traffic even up and down the stairs and knowing they cannot fall, trip or stumble to the floor or near a train. Designed in the first place for skiing as you can ski with the child in between your legs while taking their weight and allowing them to learn easily – progressing up to being restrained on the leash for independent skiing but parental control of speed! Ski Lift controllers and ESF Skiing instructors in France loved the idea of the Skiing Harness as on ski lifts you had full, secure control of a child without having a handful of clothing. The best thing about the design of the harness is the height of the double handles – most adults can have their fingers around the rear handle with little stooping or bending, continue walking with the child but the slightest stumble or trip can be caught before they hit the floor. If they do reach the floor, picking them up is so much easier as you don’t have to stoop down all the way to put hands under the arms and pick them up, you just lift the rear handle and with its height the child’s legs naturally fall back to the floor and they are just dropped onto their feet. Much quicker, simpler and a lot less demanding on an adults back! Listen below to find out more! [audio mp3=""][/audio] [audio mp3=""][/audio] Here is a video of the Hobbledehoo in action