Protect Your Children in the Sky with CARES
Flying makes me nervous, but I find myself even more nervous with my children in the air. I’m not more nervous because they are wiggly or noisy, but because I want them to be safe on the flight. I just recently learned about a company called CARES. CARES stands for Child Aviation Restraint System and is the only harness type child aviation safety restraint ever certified for airplane travel by the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration). CARES is a 5-point harness approved by the FAA for all stages of flight, and provides much-needed protection for children 22-44 pounds, or around 1-4 years old. It’s manufactured by AmSafe Aviation, the foremost manufacturer of aviation seatbelts in the world. The 1-pound device takes less than a minute to install and comes in a convenient carrying bag for easy transport.
Not long ago, Continental Airlines’ flight 128, hit severe turbulence, causing injuries to at least 26 people. According to the FAA, in-flight turbulence is the leading cause of injuries in nonfatal accidents. CARES is a great way to help protect your children when flying on an airplane. Many people will be traveling this holiday season and I strongly suggest you check out the site and even purchase the device for your children or grandchildren.
The FAA says the following: “The Federal Aviation Administration strongly urges you to secure your child in an appropriate restraint based on weight and size. Turbulence can happen with little or no warning. And when it does, the safest place for your child is in a Certified Restraint System.”
I did not receive compensation of any form for writing this post. I am sharing it with my readers because I believe it is something worthwhile and important for the safety of our little ones. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.