CARES is a child aviation restraint that slides around the seat back and attaches to the lap belt to give young children the much-needed sternum strap that traditional car seats provide.
The CARES child flight safety device is the only FAA certified child restraint that is equal to the safety level of a car seat. CARES is manufactured by AmSafe, the leading maker of airplane seat belts and pilot restraints.
CARES is the ONLY alternative to a car seat that is permitted on planes.
CARES is designed for children between 22 and 44 lbs who sit in their own seat.
CARES weighs only 1 lb and folds up very very small, making it exponentially easier to manage than a car seat!
It comes with it’s own 6″ storage sack and an instructional DVD (although it only takes one minute to install the CARES harness on the plane seat, watching the instructional DVD might boost your confidence).
CARES has won numerous awards, including the Good Housekeeping 2008 Good Buy Award, the National Parenting Center 2007 Seal of Approval, and several others!
My preschooler enjoys wearing the CARES harness while in-flight, because it is like a “pilot” or even a “hero” restraint.
It saves me some headache because the CARES harness reminds him to stay in his seat, and isn’t as easy for him to unbuckle as the standard airline lap belt.
Family Travel Gear is giving one VERY lucky Mom Most Traveled reader a CARES safety restraint (retail value $74.95)!
To enter, visit the Family Travel Gear website and look around.
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When will you use your CARES?
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