Thursday, September 11, 2008

Flying more safely with baby

Our youngest is rapidly approaching his 2nd birthday, which means we can sneak maybe one more flight with him on our laps before we have to shell out money for an extra seat. If he'll stay on our laps, I mean. Given the way he likes to explore and more and, well, basically not sit still, I wish I had found this safety vest much earlier. From a recent Globe travel section:

September 7, 2008

Gearing up
Tethered to safety

By Lylah M. Alphonse

If your child is under 2, you can choose to hold her on your lap instead of buying an extra seat on the plane. But is that the safest way to travel? Baby B'Air Flight Vest is a safety restraint for use in flight; it tethers your little one to you and minimizes the chance of injury while you're in the air. You slip the vest over your child's head, feed your own seat belt through the loop on the back of the Baby B'Air, and fasten
your belt. The Baby B'Air allows for movement - you can hold, feed, and even change your little one fairly easily - but also keeps your child securely in place. It costs about $30 and is available at Newslink (Logan International Airport, Terminal A, 617-568-1772), through the Safe Beginnings Catalog (800-598-8911), and online at The vest comes in infant or toddler sizes. For more information, visit [More]

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