A few weeks ago, this product trended on social media. It is a child harness which the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved for the use of flying toddlers from age 1 and older.
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As per aviation safety requirement, children from age two years would need to purchase a seat of his/her own for the flight. And that is when in most cases, parents opt for car seat or booster depending on the child's age, weight and height.
So glad I discovered this product as my little one has turned two. And on her next flight, we hope to be able to prepare and fly with more ease than our previous experiences. While the rolling car seat seems to be a good option, I would most likely favour this child harness as it is non bulky and could be easily removed as and when she wants to lie down across more than one seat. If your child is like mine, gets a bit cleithrophobic or claustrophobic when being strapped in for longer than 30 minutes and starts doing the Houdini stunt, than this child harness might be for you too.
While we may not be able to control our child's urge to escape the shoulder straps, we could easily remove and keep the child harness when the aircraft's seat belt sign is off, allowing him/her to roam or play within the seat. Where as with the car seat, after releasing the child from it, the bulky car seat would remain occupying the aircraft seat, with no storage option on board. And when the car seat is in use, it could be more difficult for your flight neighbours or yourself to exit your row any time during the journey.
I highly recommend this product especially if you are traveling with two or more toddlers (on your own too); or if you have bought the non bulkhead seats with no extra leg room.
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