We travelled often when we first became parents. It was 2008 when I awkwardly tried to explain why I wanted to put my child’s car seat on a plane and the flight attendant pointed to the narrow seat that was never going to fit the car seat.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and safety advocates have long recommended a child under 40lbs be secured in an aircraft. Using the lap belt on an airplane alone just isn’t adequate.
Though many more international airplanes are better accommodating a car seat onboard there is an alternate option for children over the age of 1and 22lbs-44lbs: the CARES harness.
Fast forward a full decade and this belt and buckle device I first used with a 2 year old, the CARES harness, is even more readily accepted; plus flight attendants are happy to see you’ve done some research on securing your child in his/her own seat.
“CARES is the first and only harness type Aviation Child Safety Device to be certified by the FAA as an alternative to a car seat.
What’s more is that CARES is created and manufactured by the foremost manufacturer of aviation seat belts. Same industrial safe webbing and engineering to the highest standards.
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