Child Airplane Safety Seats by iupon13


									?Nowadays, if parents drive with babies in the vehicle they do not have a second
thought about buckling them in to their car safety seats. They won't accept "no" for an
answer and kids rarely resist because it has just become such a routine thing. Keeping
children safe when traveling in a car is just second nature to parents today.

In light of the concern adults have for automobile safety, one might think that hurtling
through the heavens at 500 miles per hour in an airplane with a little one would incite
every parent to bring an airplane approved car seat. However if you look around our
airports these days, families traveling with young children hardly ever bring along car
seats for their youngster's airplane seat. The explanation is simple - an airplane car
seat is the same piece of equipment as the seat used in cars. It is heavy, bulky,
designed to sit solidly in the rear seat of an automobile and never meant to be lugged
through busy modern airports. It's akin to wearing the same boots you hike with in
summer to navigate a snow covered field. That said, parents shouldn't be any less
worried about their little one's safety in an airplane that's traveling approximately 8
times the speed that they regularly drive their cars.

A few scrupulous parents still do carry car seats through crowded terminals, however
they face another obstacle once they board the plane - car seat installation. To start
with, car seats are only allowed in window seats. If these beefy seats were installed
anywhere else, they'd block other passengers from getting in and out of the row. Even
the installation process is a headache due to the fact that the little one cannot sit in the
seat as it is being installed. This causes installation to become a 2 parent even, 1
parent to handle the installation and the other to mind the youngster. For those parents
who've made it through the installation, they're often now facing the reality that car
safety seats generally don't fit very well, if at all, in small airline seats. To sidestep the
hassle, many parents simply forego any type of child safety device and just strap their
kids in with the traditional lap belt. This is nothing short of choosing convenience
over the safety of a child. Even in rough turbulence a regular lap belt isn't adequate
protection for young kids who don't have the ability to brace themselves.

Several years ago the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recognized that very
few kids were taking flight in approved car seats and they addressed the problem with
urgency. After comprehensive dynamic testing, the FAA put their stamp of approval
on the very first child aviation restraint, certifying that it afforded an equivalent level
of safety to a traditional car seat used on a plane.

Compared to a car seat, the Child Aviation Restraint System (CARES) is a light
buckle and belt device that converts the airplane seat into something that appears
similar to a cabin crew member's airplane safety restraint. It is extremely portable, a
cinch to install, can be used in any size airline seat, and in any airline seat in the row.
The best thing is that it only weighs one pound and takes just one minute to install.
The Child Aviation Restraint System functions jointly with the traditional plane seat
lap belt. Rather than being looped through a groove under or behind a traditional car
seat, the airplane's lap belt on top of the child's lap. After the upper body part of
CARES is installed, the airplane's lap belt just glides through through the bottom
portion. The little one remains comfortable, but safely strapped in to a specialy
designed harness. An added bonus is that the child sits in his own seat while the
airplane child restraint gets installed around him.

Possibly the greatest thing about this device is the fact that it allows parents to bring
along a safe seating option that they know their little ones deserve and ought to have,
with no hassle or dreading hoofing it through crowded airports with a car seat and
wrestling with a messy installation process after boarding the aircraft. Mothers can
actually travel by themselves with two babies seating each on either side. Parents are
encouraged by the portability of CARES and the ease of installation, allowing them to
have a stress free and safe flight with their children.

Louise Stoll is a grandmother and the inventor of the FAA approved Child Aviation
Restraint System. Louise owns and operates the website Kids Fly Safe where you can
purchase this revolutionary safety device for your traveling child, watch CARES
installation videos, and learn all about the product and it's history.

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