CARES Harness in the air
Any parent who has ever flown with a young child will understand why Louise Stoll, a grandmother of 9, was spurred into action after watching her pregnant daughter struggle through an airport with a toddler, a car seat and a diaper bag. She went to the drawing board and designed a five-point harness that could fit into a tiny bag, but was robust enough to secure a child into an airplane seat.
CARES Harness was born, and Louise Stoll won a patent and FAA approval for her invention. Since 2006, word has slowly spread among parents about this fabulous new product, but only just recently have they started selling them in retail stores. We just received our first shipment.
CARES is designed for children from 22 – 44 lbs. It’s a fantastic option for anyone who plans to fly with a child between the ages of 1 and 4. It is particularly useful from ages 2-4, when the airlines require that children have their own seats, but the airline seatbelts are woefully inadequate at keeping curious toddlers in their seats. Obviously the CARES can not take the place of a car seat for automobile travel, and if you aren’t sure if you’ll have access to a good car seat at your destination, you will still need to take one along. But maybe now you can check it with the rest of your luggage…