Louise Stoll, grandmother and former Department of Transportation executive, had an epiphany when she saw her daughter who was 7 months pregnant at the time, struggle off of a plane with a two year old, a diaper bag and a 20 pound car seat in tow. She thought there had to be a better way. She went home and drew up some designs for a light weight child safety device made specifically for airplane travel.
After years of testing and struggling for approval from the FFA, CARES was finally given the thumbs up. Now this purse sized device has won multiple awards (Mom’s Choice Gold Award, The Good Housekeeping Good Buy Award and Dr. Toy’s Top 10 Socially Responsible Products to name a few), has distributors in Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Malaysia, Japan, the United Kingdom, France,Germany, Switzerland, Norway, and will soon be offered in Israel and Italy.
The device is designed for children who can sit upright and weigh between 22 and 44 pounds- usually ages 1-4. CARES is engineered and manufactured by AmSafe Aviation, one of the top manufacturers of airline seat belts and made of the same industrial-strength webbing as standard airplane seat belts.
I’ve yet to travel with both of my children on an airline but I can only imagine how useful the CARES device would be. Checking the carseats to your final destination rather than lugging them around with the many other essentials you need to travel with small children sounds almost luxurious compared to the alternative.
CARES retails for about $75- a small price to pay for it’s ease of use and high safety standards. Find out more about CARES here.
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