Child Airplane Travel Harness - Cares Safety Restraint System - The Only FAA Approved Child Flying Safety Device
- Safety harness designed specifically for aviation travel
- Compact fits into 6 inches 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 to 44 pounds and up to 40 inch tall
- Compact fits into 6" stuff sack weighs just 1 pound
- Designed for children 1 year and older weighing 22 44 pounds and up to 40" tall
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Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I purchased this recently to use with my 18 month old. It took about 30 seconds to install and worked wonders on the plane. I used it on a total of four flights for our trip. Read morePublished 7 hours ago by H. N.
Worked well for my 2.5 year old. Occasionally he slipped down because there is no crotch strap. I placed a small pillow under his bent knees and this helped to keep him in place. Read morePublished 2 days ago by AK
Works like a charm! I don't think I will be hauling a car seat on the plane ever again. Best part is that with the car seat my toddler could kick he seat back in front and now with... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Zev Rieser
This is really the only option for an FAA approved airplane harness, but it's been very useful. As others have noted, it would be nice to have a middle between-the-legs strap to... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Austin A.
We love to use the CARES system when we fly. Traveling with two small children who have to have a seat it is comforting to know they are really safe in their seats when a car seat... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Amazon Customer
Definitely better than a car seat, but still some issues.
- The horizontal strap needs to be about shoulder height, which means that it usually ends up over or under the... Read more
If you use it like the directions say, it works perfectly. I felt very secure and my son did too.Published 18 days ago by Catherine Garland
Ok. I admit it. It was my first time flying with my son and I was a bit freaked out at the thought of my 18 month old sitting in a seat for a 5 hour flight without a harness. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Toria31