Tethered to safety
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 baby center.com. The vest comes in infant or toddler sizes. For more information, visit babybair.com.
LYLAH M. ALPHONSE