Now, actually I'm NOT considering a baby-type harness, as that would not be the primary purpose of the harness I want...I want an adult harness used for persons that have special needs (before the grammar nuts lose it, "persons" can be used correctly to mean "individuals" whereas "people" are usually just...well, people!) and it's because of my cerebral palsy and the fact that I am on the autism spectrum.
No one I've spoken to seems to understand my train of thought since I am high-functioning but I, personally, CAN think of situations where it might prove useful - one is when I'm out for a walk with another person or the service dog that I plan to obtain and train for myself after I move out of the home I currently live in. Another is (warning: possible self-inflicted cruelty depending on how you interpret this) if I'm in my room upset enough to go nuts (which, thankfully, no longer happens very frequently, so it's a shock to staff on the rare occasion when it does happen), I could tie the lead to the doorknob and lose it while feeling somewhat safer, in a way.
Anyway folks, what I want to know is, how many of you have a harness, or want one, whether it's purely for *B/DL tendencies or as a side function? How/when do you (plan to) use your harness? I'd love to hear others' opinion about their own harnesses, and I'd appreciate some feedback about the fact that I'd like one and whether you think I should get one (I have, however, found a Canadian source of adult harnesses already, so I don't need any help with that).