last week's post, Rousseau was vehemently against using such a leash because he felt it prevented a child's motor development. But again, I doubt Rousseau had to keep a toddler trying to run under the wheels of a vicious stage coach.
Sources and Further Reading:
Blum, Stella. Eighteenth Century French Fashion in Full Color, New York: NY, Dover Publications, 1982.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Collected Writings of Rousseau, Dartmouth College Press, 1990