Somehow our plane to Bermuda seemed more like a flight to Disneyland with the number of kids on board. Since I didn't have my own tot in tow, I fawned them.
One mom brought the Child Aviation Restraint System (CARES) along for the ride. Curious about the nifty contraption, I asked her for the lowdown. Instead of hauling the child's car seat through security and the terminals, she toted the one-pound sack in her carry-on. To find out how it works, read more.
She simply attached the strap to the seat back. After threading the airplane seat belt through the harness and buckling it, she snapped the breastbone clasp together.
The $75 gadget surely made this mom's life a whole lot easier during her travels. Generally made for kids ages one to five, I invest in one of these, too.