I live in suburbia, so I don’t what it’s like to constantly have to navigate big crowds with little kids. But it seems stressful. You only have two hands! You tell me you’re supposed to dedicate at least one of them to preventing your tiny tots from getting swept into a sea of giants all day long?
A Japanese dad named Kentaro Morita is over that life, and has created a clever accessory to make getting from point A to B a little bit easier.
It’s a train-style handle that hangs from his belt. Morita’s 4-year-old son can hold onto it any time he needs him to stay close — on trains, at festivals or in airports, perhaps. He tweeted a photo of it in action. Oh my goodness, that little hand.
腰に吊り革つけたら大好評！ pic.twitter.com/Aen96jFdtV— Kentaro Morita（モリケン） (@motaro) January 28, 2019
One Twitter user pointed out that a Japanese shop called CodomonoCoto sells something similar — it can be attached to a belt, handbag or backpack. You can certainly fashion your own kid handle with some webbing strap, a slide and a plastic or wooden ring. Hang on, kid. It’s time to go.