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CARES flight harness giveway!

by Shelly Rivoli
Note: This contest has closed, however…
Please see our current CARES giveaway post – click here for your chance to win! Contest ends midnight PST November 16, 2011

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,

Shelly Rivoli, author of the award-winning guideTravels with Baby

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The Blonde Gypsy October 20, 2009 - 4:37 pm

We have added Travels with Baby Tips to our facebook page. So glad I found this site!

The Blonde Gypsy October 20, 2009 - 4:35 pm

For a cash-strapped family of four on their way to visit grandma in CA for the first time this Christmas, we'd love to win a CARES harness!

loredofamily October 20, 2009 - 2:07 am

Am about to head home on first two-under-two flight. The smallest one is lapchild and the elder in carseat. We were the absolute last to deplane, with everyone waiting for us to free the carseat! I hope we didn't delay the next flight, everyone was staring at us when we came off the ramp. CARES would have helped a lot if we rented a seat here.
I now subscribe to the blog and I tweeted (loredofamily) and left a fb wall comment!

Kari October 16, 2009 - 1:29 pm

I subscribed to your blog and am glad to have found it!

thehardisonsaz October 14, 2009 - 7:27 pm

I have irish twins and it would be great to only have to buy one. It's an awesome product.

Andrea October 13, 2009 - 8:36 pm

Now that my son is 1, we'd love to be able to use a CARES harness and check his carseat!

Elizabeth October 13, 2009 - 2:29 pm

We've just been using the regular seat belt for our 2 year old, but we'd love to try a CARES harness!

Aura October 12, 2009 - 9:57 pm

We're planning a international flight to visit relatives this year with our 4 children but have no idea how we plan on juggling carseats for our two year old twins and newborn along with all our luggage. This would definitely save us from a huge headache

Vanessa October 12, 2009 - 12:55 am

Now that I have a newborn, the CARES harness would be great for my 2 year old so I don't have to juggle 2 kids AND a car seat!

Sara and Alex October 11, 2009 - 8:00 pm

follow you on twitter and tweeted http://twitter.com/SaraMama/status/4791245196

Sara and Alex October 11, 2009 - 8:00 pm

subscribe in google reader

Sara and Alex October 11, 2009 - 7:58 pm

We do a lot of flying with our 15 month old, mainly as a lap infant. When she turns 2 and we purchase a seat for her we certainly plan to use a cares harness to ensure her safety!
saradavis1 at gmail

Princessliak October 11, 2009 - 4:36 am

It looks so neat – I will be flying to HI from AK with a two year old and a 4 month old so this would free up some hands and keep babe safe1

Monica October 11, 2009 - 3:18 am

I subscribed to your blog!

Monica October 11, 2009 - 3:16 am

We are always traveling to visit family on the major holidays. We would love to win a CARES harness – not having to haul a carseat around a busy airport would ROCK!

D October 11, 2009 - 1:11 am

We also became a fan of the new page. Thanks for all the tips and I'll hope for some luck. A CARES harness would be SO wonderful!

D October 11, 2009 - 1:05 am

I'd love a chance to get a CARES. Getting ready for an International trip with my 2 year old next month. I just subscribed to the blog!

Becky October 11, 2009 - 1:01 am

This would help a lot with a trip we are doing in Feb to Australia.

Diedre October 9, 2009 - 4:33 pm

The CARES harness would really help me travel by myself with my daughter since I wouldn't need to carry her and her carseat onto the plane. The last time we flew, she was afraid of the airplane noise, and she wouldn't get out of her car seat. I can't lift her in her carseat to carry her onto the airplane. And it would make her feel like such a big girl!

Eric October 9, 2009 - 3:00 am

With family living all over the country, this harness would get lots of good use!

Steph October 8, 2009 - 4:20 pm

I subscribe to your blog

Steph October 8, 2009 - 4:20 pm

I have three 1 1/2 year olds and we live 3000 miles away from family so we travel a lot. I would love a CARES harness.

ShellyP October 8, 2009 - 4:18 pm

I've read so many great things about CARES in your book and on your website. We are traveling to Europe this fall with our 2 year old and I'm pregnant with twins so we would be so grateful to win a CARES… or two or three (just a twin joke)

Sarah V. October 8, 2009 - 2:23 pm

I subscribe to your blog! Love it!

Sarah V. October 8, 2009 - 2:22 pm

We definitely need one of these for our 2.5 year old! My husband is so tired of hauling the huge car seat through the airport.

Emily E. October 8, 2009 - 12:27 pm

I'm a new facebook fan.

Emily E. October 8, 2009 - 12:27 pm

oooooh- I would LOVE to win a CARES harness! *crosses fingers and does good luck dance*

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