CARES, an Aviation Child Safety Restraint Device, is a harness type safety device that has been approved for use in-flight by FAA (Federal Aviation Administration). CARES uses an additional belt with a shoulder harness that goes around the back of the seat, which attaches to the passenger lap belt to provide restraint for the upper part of the body. As an alternative to a car seat, CARES harness must be used to secure an infant/ child passenger during taxiing, take-off, landing, and when the seat belt sign is “on”. The harness is recommended to be used in-flight even when the seatbelt sign is “off”.
More information on CARES is available at www.kidsflysafe.com