Planning to fly soon with your own little ones? Consider using the CARES* harness on the plane rather than lugging your carseat. Since Little is a tad older now and because I abhor lugging around gear I don’t need, we love the CARES system.
We tend to either rent carseats at our destination or be visiting family and friends who have carseats we can borrow. At this sage, with a 3 year-old and a 20 mos. old, I still prefer to travel sans carseat when possible.
Of course, that can change based on my children as they grow, or our travel plans, but for now, I’m sticking with our CARES.
I wrote a more detailed piece about the CARES installation AND even snapped an ‘in the field’ video of us installing the CARES while on board our last flight.
Questions? Comments? I’d love to know your own experiences!
* CARES, the Child Aviation Restraint System, is the only harness type child aviation safety restraint ever certified for airplane travel by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).