Today, I’m kicking off the first in my “Gear Up for Holiday Travel” giveaways with something I know many of you would love to get your hands on, and something I personally know could help simplify upcoming flights for many of you, too: the CARES flight safety harness. I can tell you it’s definitely going to simplify our family’s travels next month as we set out on our first international flight with three children!
For those who aren’t yet familiar with it, CARES is the flight safety harness approved by the FAA as a safe alternative to flying without a car seat for children at least 1 year old and 22 lbs who are flying in their own airplane seats. I’ve mentioned it in Travels with Baby and multiple times in this blog, including last week’s post you can read here.
CARES slips over the airplane seat back and joins with the seatbelt to create a 4-point safety harness that can be used for children up to 44 lbs. and 40” tall. It’s also the only flight safety product that’s FAA-approved for use by children during all phases of a flight, including taxiing, take-off, and landing. Not to mention, it weighs only 1 lb. and packs into its own stuff sack (as shown below).
As you can imagine, there are many situations when CARES could help save your sanity—not to mention your back. For more information and photos of CARES in use, read my detailed product review. More information about CARES, including a video of its installation, is available at our sponsor’s website: http://www.kidsflysafe.com/. Thank you, Kids fly Safe!
To win your own CARES (a $75 value):
Post a comment to this blog post before 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on Tuesday, October 20, 2009, and include a quick thought on how CARES would ease future travel for your family. U.S. only, please.
CHECK HERE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21st to see if you are the randomly chosen winner.
Up your odds with additional entries:
If you’d like to improve your odds of being the lucky winner of this CARES, you can get up to 3 additional entries (only 1 entry per method, please). Here’s how:
1. Subscribe – Subscribe to this blog using the spam-free email subscription box above. Then leave an additional comment below this post telling me you’ve done so. If you’ve already subscribed, go ahead and add your extra post. Thanks!
2. Twitter – Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter, including @travelswithbaby and a link to this post http://tinyurl.com/yc7s3uv, then leave an additional comment below with your twitter handle. (Again, thanks!)
3. Facebook – Visit the new Travels with Baby page and become a fan if you haven’t already, then write your reason for wanting this free CARES on the Travels with Baby wall. After that, leave an additional comment below telling me you’ve done that, too.
Mark… set… good luck! More great giveaways coming up! Safe journey,