Travel Products- KIDS: Car seats, booster seats, & airplane safety

A Listmania! list by JetWithComfort
The list author says: "Traveling with young children often also means traveling with the bulky car seat or booster seat. Not all child restraint systems are allowed on airplanes, and some are designed specifically for the airplane.

My son was kept safe when flying by the FAA approved 1 lb. CARES harness created FOR airplane seats (children between 22-44lb.). This was only for aircraft use, but was great for those times when I had a car seat at the destination or in Europe where I used trains and planes exclusively for transportation.

For car seats that travel well on aircraft, I have relied on the advice of pediatrician and "Car Seat Lady" Alisa Baer, M.D. when deciding which car seat to travel with domestically and internationally.

I have listed the CARES harness as well as car seats for aircraft AND booster seats (automobile use only) that she recommends. Please note booster seats are not allowed to be used on airplanes. I also have added some of my personal favorite car seats as well - keeping ease of installation, fit in cars and planes, as well as comfort in mind."
Child Airplane Travel Harness - Cares Safety Restraint System - The Only FAA Approved Child Flying Safety Device (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
1.  Child Airplane Travel Harness - Cares Safety Restraint System - The Only FAA Approved Child Flying Safety Device (Discontinued by Manufacturer) by CARES
The list author says:
  "One of my favorite travel products, this 1 lb. harness goes around the airplane seat and replaces the need for car seat use on airplanes. Aircraft use only."
$69.95   Used & New from: $65.00
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (550 customer reviews)

Lilly Gold Sit N Stroll, Red Licorice
2.  Lilly Gold Sit N Stroll, Red Licorice by Lilly Gold
The list author says:
  "Car Seat Lady Alisa Bauer, M.D. recommends this car seat/stroller combo for airplanes and taxis for children up to 40lbs.. However, she notes it may be cumbersome to use as children are required to be seated during installation and removal of the car seat."
Out of stock
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

Baby Trend Single Snap N Go Stroller Frame, Black
3.  Baby Trend Single Snap N Go Stroller Frame, Black by Baby Trend
The list author says:
  "This lightweight stroller option makes traveling with an infant car seat a breeze! It folds up quickly and easily with one hand."
$99.31   Used & New from: $75.25
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (127 customer reviews)

Traveling Toddler Car Seat Travel Accessory
4.  Traveling Toddler Car Seat Travel Accessory by Traveling Toddler
The list author says:
  "The Traveling Toddler is a fun, lightweight product to transport heavy car seats through airports! The little strap uses the LATCH system and attaches car seats onto luggage (for transport use only- not for safety).

A few years ago, I uploaded a video on YouTube of the Traveling Toddler accessory in use (my son enjoyed the ride!)

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCumQgsXWU4"
$13.99   Used & New from: $13.00
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (545 customer reviews)

Go-Go Babyz Travelmate Car Seat Luggage Strap, Orange, One Size
5.  Go-Go Babyz Travelmate Car Seat Luggage Strap, Orange, One Size by Go-Go Babyz
$19.99   Used & New from: $17.82
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

GoGo Kidz Travelmate
6.  GoGo Kidz Travelmate by Go-Go Babyz
The list author says:
  "A popular way to transport carseats through airports."
$76.31
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

JL Childress Ultimate Car Seat Travel Bag, Black
7.  JL Childress Ultimate Car Seat Travel Bag, Black by J.L. Childress
The list author says:
  "Big and bulky - but I loved it for checking the car seat as baggage! (I use the CARES harness for airplane safety) This bag was great for checking the car seat and hauling it around like a backpack. Warning - you stick out far - but it is a bulky car seat so it's somewhat expected!"
$41.73   Used & New from: $34.22
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (726 customer reviews)

BubbleBum Inflatable Car Booster Seat
8.  BubbleBum Inflatable Car Booster Seat by BubbleBum USA
The list author says:
  "We used the 1lb. Bubble Bum on our 20 country/4 continent/8+month world tour! Approved both inflated and deflated, this backless booster is fantastically convenient for taxis and rental cars while traveling! (not for use on airplanes)

The booster provides protection by holding the vehicle seat belt in the proper position for older children."
$49.99   Used & New from: $39.99
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (488 customer reviews)

Safety 1st Go Hybrid Convertible Booster, Baton Rouge
9.  Safety 1st Go Hybrid Convertible Booster, Baton Rouge by Safety 1st
The list author says:
  "Not for airplane use, this 10lb. hybrid seat (car seat and booster seat)  is recommended by Car Seat Lady & Pediatrician Alisa Bauer, M.D. when traveling in the US or Canada with children over 22lbs."
Out of stock
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)

Diono Radian RXT Convertible Car Seat, Storm
10.  Diono Radian RXT Convertible Car Seat, Storm by Diono
The list author says:
  "Narrow (great for airplane seats and fitting 3 car seats in the backseat of a car), folds in half for transport, and can be worn like a backpack. These seats are heavy (steel alloy frame) but not horrible when slung over stroller in airport or worn as backpack."
$237.99   Used & New from: $214.88
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,035 customer reviews)

Sunshine Kids Radian Travel Bag, Black
11.  Sunshine Kids Radian Travel Bag, Black by Sunshine Kids
The list author says:
  "Protect checked baggage from cosmetic damage and haul the car seat with the backpack straps. Great for storing car seat in storage in between children!"
Out of stock
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

Britax Roundabout 55 Convertible Car Seat, Onyx
12.  Britax Roundabout 55 Convertible Car Seat, Onyx by Britax USA
Out of stock
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)

Safe Traffic Systems GD10101BWB Safe Rider Travel Vest Small 30 - 60 lb - 34 - 52 Inches - Blue
13.  Safe Traffic Systems GD10101BWB Safe Rider Travel Vest Small 30 - 60 lb - 34 - 52 Inches - Blue by Safe Traffic Systems
The list author says:
  "This vest is used like a booster to keep the belt in place."
$120.00
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Large RideSafer Travel Vest Deluxe - wearable car seat / booster (50 to 80 lbs. approx 5 to 8 years, Blue)
14.  Large RideSafer Travel Vest Deluxe - wearable car seat / booster (50 to 80 lbs. approx 5 to 8 years, Blue) by Safe Traffic System
The list author says:
  "This vest is used like a booster to keep the belt in place."
$140.00
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Safe Traffic Systems GD10201PWB Safe Rider Travel Vest Large Large 50 - 80 lb and 45 - 57 Inches - Pink
15.  Safe Traffic Systems GD10201PWB Safe Rider Travel Vest Large Large 50 - 80 lb and 45 - 57 Inches - Pink by Safe Traffic Systems
The list author says:
  "This vest is used like a booster to keep the belt in place."
Out of stock
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Last updated: 9/19/13
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