Just when you thought they couldn’t possibly come up with anything new for baby travel gear, here comes the FlyeBaby! This revolutionary hammock-type portable baby seat straps around Mommy or Daddy’s waist and clips to the seat-back tray (or dining room table, if you’re using it as a portable high chair), allowing baby to face you throughout the flight. The seat also features a five-point harness system to make sure your baby stays secure.
FlyeBaby is compliant with FAA regulations, though it is only allowed to be used once the plane hits cruising altitude; not during takeoff or landing, and provides both baby and parent with comfort and convenience throughout the flight. It is important to keep in mind that this product is optimal for small infants (under 25 pounds is the guideline) so if you have a larger infant or toddler, FlyeBaby may not be right for you.
Reviews for FlyeBaby seem to be overwhelmingly positive- one Amazon user, Zhandra, enthusiastically touted the benefits of FlyeBaby as an ideal travel seat throughout the trip, not just on the plane: “This product proved so extremely helpful on our trip. We didn’t have any of my daughter’s usual ‘gadgets’ with us (exersaucer, bumbo seat, walker, high chair etc etc), so this was invaluable to give us a place to secure her. It rolls up super small so I was able to toss it in the diaper bag and quickly install it on chairs at the hotel, in restaurants etc and give her both a place to eat and a place to play.”
FlyeBaby has been featured on the Today Show and CNN Money, and is the winner of the 2013 Product of the Year Award by Baby Maternity Magazine. In 2014, Zulily.com added FlyeBaby to its 2014 Best Sellers list for baby gear. FlyeBaby retails on Amazon for $39.95 and is eligible for Prime.
If you have experience with FlyeBaby, let us know in the comments below. We’d love to hear from real mommies and daddies about their real-life travel tales with FlyeBaby!
Alana @ FWK
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