CARES Child Aviation Restraint System
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Product Description

CARES Kids Fly Safe aviation restraint is designed specifically for aviation use for children age 1 and older who weigh between 22 and 44 pounds. These youngsters are old enough to be in their own seats, but are too small for the seat belt alone to protect them. Their bodies cannot withstand the jolts that are common in routine transportation, much less emergency situations, and they flail forward or slide beneath the seat belt if they are not held securely in place. Each year more and more young children fly. But until CARES Kids Fly Safe aviation restraint came along, what was missing was a convenient, hassle-free way to keep young flyers safe. Heres what makes CARES such an invaluable travel solution: CARES Kids Fly Safe aviation restraint is the first and only aviation Child Safety Device to be certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as an alternative to a car seat. CARES Kids Fly Safe aviation restraint is an elegantly designed belt-and-buckle device that works in conjunction with the regular airplane seat belt and provides young travelers the same level of safety as a car seat. CARES Kids Fly Safe aviation restraint weighs just one pound and fits into a 6" stuff sack! It is easily portable, simple to install, adjustable to nearly every size airplane seat, and usable on any seat in the airplane, except in the emergency exit rows. Need your car seat on the other end of the trip? Just check it through as luggage and carry CARES Kids Fly Safe aviation restraint on board in your pocket! CARES is manufactured exclusively by AmSafe Aviation, the foremost manufacturer of aviation seatbelts and pilot restraints in the world. (Turn over your airplane seat belt buckle. Chances are it says AmSafe.) CARES is made of the same industrial-strength webbing as your own seat belt and is engineered to the highest aviation-safety standards. INCLUDES: Restraint, instruction card, instruction video on DVD, and travel bag.

  • 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

Customer Reviews:

  • Impossible to recover from plane if lost - looks too much like airline equipment
    I recently bought the CARES and was thrilled to try it out on a recent trip. After a long haul flight from the middle east to the US with a massive delay, I was tired and accidently left my CARES on the plane. After many, many, many phone calls and runaround (thanks for nothing NW!!), I was finally told that the cleaners had seen my harness left behind but thought it was a seatbelt extender and belonged to the plane. NW then told me that my plane went onto Europe where the harness would likely be thrown away as they would not have a clue what it was.
    I called the manufacturing company and suggested they add an owners label where people could add their details in the event of loss and/or change the color to ensure that this items stands out as not being part of the aircraft equipment. Very expensive for just 1 use!...more info
  • Great alternative to car seats
    We used CARES on our recent trip and they worked great. We have twin 2 1/2 yr olds. We had peace of mind knowing that they were safely restrained. I agree with other reviews, that a strap between the legs would make this product better, especially if you have a child who is very active. They were very EASY to install and overall I am happy with this product. ...more info
  • worked great
    used this for my nearly three year old and he is quite a wriggler.Kept him in his seat well and felt safe....more info
  • Easy to use
    I really like this item it is so easy to use and I don't need to carry his big bulky car seat. Just slide it around the seat tighten and make an adjustment for your child and you are done.It also goes right through the security check without any of the problems a car seat would have. My 2yr old son likes because he can see more out the window because he is not looking at the side of his car seat....more info
  • Cares Child Aviation Restraint--A Great Product!!!
    Three cheers for the Cares Aviation Restraint System. This product will save you from having to lug a child seat onto the aircraft. If you need to take a childseat with you you can check it in your checked luggage. The cares system comes in a small bag that you can carry on your shoulder. It is very lightweight and easy to carry. You just put the strap around the seat and then just buckle the child in along with using the seatbelt. It is easy to put the child in and take the child out. You will love it. ...more info
  • Life saver
    I traveled home in a 13 hour flight from England to Utah. I was alone with my 1 year old and 2 year old. It gave me peace of mind with my 2 year olds safety. Plus I only had to lug around one car seat. I plan on getting another one for my son, and just checking our car seats next time. It made my life a whole lot easier. All those parents who have tried to take car seats on a plane will know what I'm talking about. Excellent product! ...more info
  • Best In flight child restraint system ever
    I was looking to save my back and my DH's back by not lugging a car seat on the cramped space of an airplane. This was the answer. It weighs only 5 lbs. and fits in my carry-on. The only thing bad I have to say about it is that my DS is a little small (at 2 y 2m) to wear the harness. The top harness (the one that goes around the airplane seat) slid down to his shoulder height and he could slide his butt forward and almost get out of the harness in flight. Over all I am very pleased with the harness and will use it again and recommend it to my family and friends.
    Ruby in Iowa...more info
  • Perfect for traveling !
    This product is perfect for traveling with pre-schooler. It's light weight and very user friendly. ...more info
  • Beats carrying a car seat!
    Really like this product. SO much easier than lugging around a car seat at the airport. I mean, just consider, you have a choice of carrying around a one pound or so set of straps that easily fits in a diaper bag vs. a 20 or more pound car seat. Once on the plane, it took less than two minutes to install and less than a minute to uninstall (granted, I practiced with it a little before I left, but it didn't take much to figure out).

    I highly recommend this product. Just wish it was a little more reasonably priced, but for the convenience factor, I think it is worth it. Flying with kids is enough of a hassle in itself, and this product really does make it a little easier.

    ...more info
  • Daughter loved it
    Got this for my grandson, My daughter said it was the best thing ever, Her son couldn't reach the seat back in front of him, so she didn't have to worry about him kicking the seat back all the way from California to Indiana....more info
  • Worth it
    It sure beat trying to get down the aisle with a car seat and an active 2-year old! The two things that would be better designed are: (1) my child kept sliding down so I had to keep pulling him up and (2) the red belt rests at about neck level which was a little uncomfortable. We'll definitely keep using it....more info
  • Wonderful Product
    I traveled by myself with my two little children. My son wore the CARES and he was comfortable. He could not stand up in his seat while wearing it, which was great when we were in the process of taking off and he wanted to stand up! It was also nice not to have to lug the carseat through the airport. It just fits in the baby bag and it was really easy to put on the seat and him. ...more info
  • best idea yet
    My wife bought this since she is rather short and its hard for her to lug around a car seat and diaper bag and stroller and our son.( and she tends to fly home while im away on business) She set it up in the seat in a matter of minutes and our son loved it. Didnt move or fuss the entire time...more info
  • Great idea!
    We purchased this item for a vacation with our 14 month old son and didn't want to lug our huge car seat since we hadn't bought him a seat on the plane. The CARES system was so small and compact that it fit easily into our carry on and since there was an extra seat available we just strapped him in and were ready to go! A great, light weight option for traveling parents and kids!...more info
  • CARES for Safety
    When flying with my children I am always emotionally conflicted about how to keep them safe (being a mother comes with a lot of guilt...). On the one hand, it is physically impossible for me to carry a child, carry on baggage, and a car seat through an airport. Conversely, I find myself wishing I had a safe way to restrain my child when the airplane experiences scary, jolting turbulence. Shouldn't children aged 1-4 be as safe on an airplane as they are in a car?

    I was relieved when I found a solution that is both easy to carry AND extremely safe.
    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.
    One thing I love about CARES is that it weighs only 1 lb and folds up very very small:
    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 thinks CARES is "cool", like a real pilot would wear! It actually did "remind" him to stay in his seat (he is "very active")!
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  • much safer than the regular seat belt
    I love it. My two year old son is very active and surprisingly, the harness is very useful and pretty easy to use and my son had no problem with it especially during the take off and landing that I didn't want him to move around. The downside is this is not cheap. Someone just mentioned to me about rental on the craigslist in boston ? maybe that would be cheaper....more info
  • Good child flight harness
    This is a great product for kids who are too big to travel in a carseat but may be too small to be firmly held by a lap belt alone. Certainly this product is lightweight and portable, a pleasure after lugging carseats onto airplanes. It installs quickly and easily. The only downsides are that when it is fastened firmly, it's hard for the child to lean over and sleep. I loosened it so my son could lean to the side with a couple pillows. Also when it is pulled tight, the main strap pulls away from the seat and may not be comfortable for the child's head. Sometimes you have to play with the installation. Overall, though, it's a great product. While it may seem a little bit like overkill, after one bout of severe turbulence on an airplane, you will appreciate its value to keep your kids safely strapped to their seats....more info
  • Well worth the money!
    My husband and I recently flew to Florida with our 3 year old daughter. The CARES airplane harness was a lifesaver and saved us from toting a carseat through the airport. We were able to carry the harness, which folded up neatly, in our carry-on bag and it was very easy to install. I would recommend this harness to anyone traveling with small children!...more info