I don’t usually post on Thursdays unless I’m running a little behind, but since I missed Monday of this week, I think I can swing a little bonus post.
Today someone posted on Freecycle asking for a Baby B’Air flight vest. I didn’t know what it was and since I’m more aware of baby products lately, I was curious. After a quick search on the Google I found a Youtube video.
1. Am I a bad person because I started laughing when the baby hit the ceiling? (ok, that’s kinda rhetorical ;-))
2. Should we get one?
Apparently, they aren’t approved for take-off or landing yet which seems pretty silly to me. Does the FAA think it’s more dangerous to use them than to just have the baby on your lap?
It sounds like the best option is to bring along a car seat and pay for an extra seat to put it in, but that is a large added expense, it’s rare to have turbulence so bad your baby hits the ceiling, and most babies I see on flights are simply held in their parent’s lap. Obviously, the added expense is nothing compared to the life of your child, but considering how rare these accidents are, is it really worth worrying about?
There are a lot of hazards out there, but I’m not about to wrap my kid in bubble wrap and lock him/her into a steel cage. Yeah, I know, that’s not comparable to buying an extra seat and lugging around a car seat while traveling. But we do plan on letting our kids go to the park and walk to school on their own, something that many parents are afraid of these days.