The FAA Approved CARES Harness Winner Is………..

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Thanks to the always handy random.org, the winning entry for the CARES Harness is entry #156.  That entry belongs to Paul who entered on 11/18/2011 at 1:29AM and said, “I’d love to have this for my god daughter.  We had so much fun taking her to the beach after flying to Florida.” 

Paul, I am excited for you to have more safe flying adventures for your god daughter.  For everyone else, you can still purchase your own CARES harness (or ask for it for it from Santa).  It is selling directly from Kids Fly Safe for $74.95 and is also available on Amazon for about $65.00.  Since this item is first and foremost a safety item (and not a comfort item), I would strongly recommend getting a child’s size neck pillow to go along with it so that your little one can sleep more comfortably in the harness.  There are plenty of different child neck pillows for sale on Amazon in the $10 – $15 range.  For the full “comfort package” you can also add car seat strap covers for the straps for less than $10.  Let me know if you need help finding any of those items online. I plan to get both of those items before we fly with the harness again in a couple months.

All in all I highly recommend young traveling families consider getting this harness.  Congrats again to Paul – I will be emailing you shortly so that Kids Fly Safe can send your new CARES harness!  Thank you all for entering.  I still have a couple fun contests and giveaways planned for this year.

Disclosure:  I was provided a CARES harness to review and Kids Fly Safe is also sponsoring this giveaway, however I was not paid for this review and do not receive any portion of subsequent sales resulting from this review. 

Comments

  1. If I buy a seat for my toddler (21months) am I required to use a car seat? If so, this will be a great alternative to lugging the brick around!

    • @M, I don’t think you are required to bring a car seat for a toddler, it is just recommended for toddlers since the seat belt isn’t designed for someone their size. The only requirement I know of is for infants who can’t yet sit-up. For them it says: Children unable to sit upright with the seat belt fastened must be carried in an FAA approved infant seat if not being held by an adult Both for safety and practicality reasons, I would either bring a car seat or a harness for your toddler. The CARES harness is much easier to lug around than a heavy car seat!

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