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  1. #1
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    Nov 2009

    Travel Questions

    So, we are flying next week, and renting a car at our location. We do not plan to do a ton of driving there, but some. (Puerto Rico)

    At home, our 7 year old travels in a Britax Frontier and still uses the harness. Our almost 5 year old (40" and 35# string bean) uses a Radian.

    We have the CARES harness for the flight for the little one, and I don't usually use anything on the plane for the 7 year old anymore.

    I was thinking of bringing a backless booster for the 7 year old and a HBB for the little one. It is just easier to carry around, and I do think those options are safe for them. I was thinking of packing the HBB into some of the luggage, and checking it that way, but am unsure what to do with the HBB. I guess, I can separate it and do the same?

    But I did want to get some opinions.
    Dina - SAHM to M (05/2008 FF in Britax Frontier 85) and A (10/2010 RF in a Radian)

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  3. #2
    Carseat Crazy
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    Aug 2014

    Re: Travel Questions

    Per the FAA, the CARES harness can only be used for a child less than 40", so you will not be able to use it for either child.

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    Mar 2008

    Re: Travel Questions

    I would get a Bubble Bum or Incognito for your oldest (Incognito has a 60lb min, Bubble bum is 40lb). And take a NBB for your 5yo (the Harmony Youth Booster has a 30lb min and fits small kids great). Especially if you really don't plan on much driving and/or you have the possibility of having an adult in the backseat with the kids.

    We always carry on the boosters (at least on the way to our destination). I don't want them to get lost on the way there. The Bubble Bum fits nicely in a carry on.

    And I wouldn't worry about the Cares for your 5yo. I don't remember if we used ours over the 40" stated height, but I think we stopped using it once the kids were 5yo.

    DD - 1/06 - 5-stepping
    DS - 12/07 - Incognito, Recaro Performance Booster & Harmony Literiders
    And a Bubble Bum for backup/travel

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