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Child Airplane Travel Harness - Cares Safety Restraint System - The Only FAA Approved Child Flying Safety Device

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  • Safety harness designed specifically for aviation travel
  • Compact fits into 6" stuff sack weighs just 1 pound
  • Easy to install takes less than 1 minute
  • Adjusts to fit almost every size airplane seat
  • Designed for children 1 year and older weighing 22 44 pounds and up to 40" tall
  • Compact fits into 6 inches stuff sack weighs just 1 pound
  • Designed for children 1 year and older weighing 22 to 44 pounds and up to 40 inch tall
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Technical Details
Item Weight1 pounds
Product Dimensions9 x 2 x 6 inches
OriginUSA
UPC094922875709 852411001899
Item model number4102533
Target genderUnisex
Minimum weight recommendation22 Pounds
Maximum weight recommendation44 Pounds
Number of items1
  
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ASINB0012E4FV8
Best Sellers Rank #353 in Baby (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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Now there is an easier, better way to fly safe with kids. Just carry a CARES in your pocket or purse, install it on the airplane seat in one minute, and turn any airplane seat into a safe airplane seat for your child. CARES (child aviation restraint system) is the first and only FAA approved harness type child safety device. CARES is an innovative restraint for kids 22 44 pounds that attaches directly to the back of the airplane seat and augments the regular seat belt. CARES weighs 1 pound, fits in a 6" stuff sack and is FAA certified for all phases of flight – taxiing, take off, turbulence and landing. CARES fits all size airplane seats and takes one minute to install. CARES takes the hassle out of flying with kids and keeps them as safe as a car seat.

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Now there is an easier, better way to fly safe with kids. Just carry a CARES in your pocket or purse, install it on the airplane seat in one minute, and turn any airplane seat into a safe airplane seat for your child. CARES (child aviation restraint system) is the first and only FAA approved harness type child safety device. CARES is an innovative restraint for kids 22-44 pounds that attaches directly to the back of the airplane seat and augments the regular seat belt. CARES weighs 1 pound, fits in a 6" stuff sack and is FAA certified for all phases of flight – taxiing, take off, turbulence and landing. CARES fits all size airplane seats and takes one minute to install. CARES takes the hassle out of flying with kids and keeps them as safe as a car seat.

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Very easy to install and use.
Carlos Garcia
By the way, if you read the CARES page, they comment in their FAQ that the product would not be FAA certified w/the strap as it would case an injury.
Michael E. Brichford
CARES makes travel a lot easier - there was no need to lug car seats onto the plane and thru security.
Twin Mom

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490 of 501 people found the following review helpful By Nikki Rehman on June 2, 2008
We just bought the CARES restraint for our flight from Washington to Texas last month. We have the heaviest car seat ever made, I think, and I just wanted to check it, not struggle with it on the plane. The restraint did keep him in his seat, but I had two complaints.

First, I was disappointed that there was no strap between his legs to keep him from sliding down in his seat. I can see how one mother was concerned about strangulation, though I suspect if left to his own devices, my 2-year-old might have just finally managed to wriggle out of it altogether. In our case, I was frequently boosting him back up in his seat and had to keep a hand on him to keep him from wriggling back down during his fussiest moments. Now that I'm familiar with the problem, I may be able to rig a solution before we use it again.

My second concern was that the strap does go around the back of the child's seat, which means either you have to open the tray of the passenger behind you to install the strap, then close the tray back up, or in some cases (according to the instructions,) install the strap around the tray of the passenger behind you, rendering their tray useless and making it impossible to use the strap during the flight when that passenger would need their tray. Since I have this innate fear of annoying people, that would have really bothered me, but fortunately, since we are a family of five, we took up two rows anyway and I was able to make sure the baby was in front of one of us.

I would probably use it again for a four-hour flight like that one to avoid the hassle of maneuvering that car seat through the narrow aisles of a plane, but for longer flights I will probably stick with the car seat both for his sleeping comfort and my peace of mind.
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130 of 143 people found the following review helpful By mcv on July 30, 2012
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First off, there are really very very few products in this category, which means that your choice is going to be either to purchase this or have a completely different way of transporting your kid ( a car seat perhaps). Since I purchased and returned this product my bias is probably towards the latter.

The product itself is well described and most reviews have accurately reflected the features, but I want to add a couple of important points.

One comment common across many threads here is the lack of a strap between the legs allowing the kid to slide down the seat. I'm not sure if we did something wrong that inadvertently worked or if the others have simply missed this, but there is a strap on the harness through which we threaded the actual seat belt on the flight and held our kid in place. The flight attendant mentioned that she had seen other parents do the same. We also followed the advice of another reviewer on this thread and placed a kitchen-drawer liner underneath our 2-year old and this proved to be a perfect way of holding him in place. We are planning to carry a piece of liner for every flight henceforth, so thanks whoever you are :-)

We tested the harness a couple of times in the house and as most reviewers note, it is pretty easy (a minute or two) to slide it over a seat and secure a child, but there is a huge difference between doing it on a dining chair at home and doing it on a flight with a luggage, wriggling kids, impatient passengers etc (I'm mentioning these so parents don't get over confident about the ease of use). Some of the problems we faced included

1. While it is easy to slip the harness over the seat, it is much harder to swing it around and align it in such a way that the straps align with the kid accurately.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Amy Bissonnette on August 27, 2012
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I fly with my now 2.5 year old son (28lbs) all the time- approx. once a month- so we were surprised to see this product online. I had never seen one used on any child on any flight I have ever been on, and I really hadn't even heard of it. Once of my friends posted a picture of her daughter using one she borrowed and I thought I would look it up and give it a shot. My son is a typical 2.5 year old- we have tried bringing the car seat onboard the flight but it is just too big to lug around and he can reach the seat in front with his legs and kick- which is really annoying for us and the person in front of him. This product was easy to install- took less than a minute- which is important when flying alone with a young child. It didn't impact the tray table of the person behind me- I have flown Southwest and American Airlines with this product so far. I just boarded before the person behind me, lowered their tray table, put the belt around the seat and raised the table back. No one said a word about it. I think my son could relate to the harness since that is what all of his car seats have. It helped me to really drive home the fact that he needed to keep the seat belt fastened, just like everyone else. My only complaint is that their isn;t a harness between his legs, but really, it would be almost impossible to have one comfortably. He did slide down a few times, but I just boosted him back up without issue. He never tried to get out of it by sliding down- which was my main worry before we used it. All and all, I think this product is great- way better than lugging a car seat onboard and way safer than just letting a small child use the lapbelt alone. I felt much better knowing he was safe, and he didn't seem to mind at all.
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