Rent our CARES Harness for Children and for Flyers with Special Needs.

The first and only FAA-approved safety restraint system designed specifically for aviation use for children over one year old who weigh between 22 and 44 pounds while our CARES for Flyers with Special Needs is now approved for use by kids, teens and adults with special needs. Both are easy to install and weigh less than a pound!

CARES or Special CARES for a Special Needs Traveler?

Child Size CARES Special CARES Requires FAA Permit*
22-44 lbs; up to 40″ tall X    
Special needs flyers 41-56″ tall X   X
Special needs flyers over 5 ft. tall   X X

CARES and Special CARES are only certified for children up to 40 inches AND 44 pounds. If the user is taller than 40 inches and over 44 pounds, a special permit (EXEMPTION LETTER) must be obtained from the FAA. The user should carry this letter every time he flies. For more information, please click here.


1-14 days rental – $13.95 per CARES
Extra days (initial reservation only) – $0.25 per CARES
Extension request (after initial reservation) – $4 per week per CARES
Regular shipping for 1-3 CARES (one way) – $7.99+
Express shipping for 1-3 CARES (one way) – $25.00+
Return shipping label for 1-3 CARES – $8.25+
CA State tax – 9.5% on CA orders only

Penalty Fees:
Late and replacement fee – $5.50 per day, per CARES (Maximum $39.00)
Lost/damaged chest clip – see Replacement fee

Customer Reviews

Based on 168 reviews
H.R. (CA)
Location: California
Super easy and convenient

We rented 2 harnesses for my 2 small children to use during 2 5 hour flights. The harnesses arrived clean and with the carrying bag for storage, as well as a return envelope and instructions. It was so easy and convenient. I HIGHLY recommend, and will use this service again on our next trip. Thank you, Rentcares!!!

l (IA)
Location: Midwest
Safe and easy!

Great service and value - gave me peace of mind while travelling with my 3 year old for the first time. Highly recommend!!

Scott Bibbins (DC)
Location: Washington, DC
Excellent Service

Great quick service! Loved the cleanliness of the product. Perfect for a quick trip! 5 Star Service. Return process and communication was stellar throughout the process!

Thank you so much! We hope to see you here sgain

R.C. (IL)
Location: Chicago
Excellent Service

Great Product and Great Service. Arrived on time. Highly recommended.

Thank you

B.B. (TX)
Location: Texas
Great Experience

I needed harnesses for a trip with my three toddlers and was searching for an option other than purchasing. I found rentcares on google and I am so glad I did. I received the harnesses promptly and they were clean and ready to use. Returning them was easy and I had great communication throughout the process.