Protect Your Children in the Sky with CARES

By Shannon Gosney
In Product Review
November 21, 2009
1 Comment

CaresFlying 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.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

One Response to “Protect Your Children in the Sky with CARES”

  1. Honey Mommy says:

    I know I would want my kids in a 5 point harness whether they traveling are in the air or on the ground!

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