Archive for November, 2009

Episode 15: Multiples fly safe with new Child Aviation Restraint System

mom-podcast-15-sponsor CARESHosts: Judee Sunderland and Gillian Norrie

In this podcast we interview Louise Stoll founder and inventor of CARES the Child Aviation Restraint System.Louise Stoll, the grandmother of 9 who invented the CARES child aviation restraint.

CARES is an elegantly designed belt and buckle device for kids 22-44 pounds that is easy to use and creates a safe airplane seat for your child without the hassle of carrying a 20 pound car seat.

We had a great time in this interview covering several topics regarding safe air travel with multiples and the convenience of having the CARES solution making it safe and easy to fly with! not to mention it is the first and only harness type Aviation Child Safety Device to be certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as an alternative to a car seat.

Each year more and more young children fly. But until CARES came along, there was only big bulky car seats you would have to bring on the plan with you – the inconvenience, the weight of carrying several car seats plus your luggage. What was missing was a convenient, hassle-free way to keep young children safe and that is where CARES comes in. See CARES little Flyers

You can purchase CARES directly on their web site and at major retailers across the US and the world plus at most major e-tailers on the internet.

Louise Stoll founder of CARES- has a generous exclusive offer to extend to multiples families. Purchase 2 CARES Aviation Child Safety Device and receive the third one FREE. Matters of Multiples listeners can contact CARES directly when purchasing to redeem this generous offer.

Make sure you check out Judee and Gillian’s Tips on Traveling with Multiples from Air Travel to Car Travel- we have done extensive traveling with our Triplets and these are some tips we use and it really helps!

This podcast episode is sponsored by CARES- Kids Fly Safe – the solution to safe and easy flying with children!. CARES, Child Aviation Restraint System, is the only harness type child aviation safety restraint ever certified for airplane travel by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).CARES weighs just 1 pound and fits into a 6” stuff sack! It is simple to install, adjustable to virtually any size airplane seat, and keeps your child as safe as a car seat would. For more information and to purchase this great product visit

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Tips on Traveling with Multiples

Judee and I know traveling these days is tough enough. Throw a child and or two like our triplets and it gets much, much tougher. Traveling with multiples and you start remembering your lessons from math class:-)

Both Judee and I have had our share of traveling whether by car or by air – we have learned a lot from these trips and want to share our basic Tips with you.

Definitely Plan ahead of Time!


  • ADD 30 MINUTES to almost any timeline. How long does it take to get through security or the border usually? to the restaurant, to see and visit family everything you do add an extra 20 /30 minutes- you will need it.


  • Once you know what time you need to leave you can back into when you need to get the kids up, assuming you are traveling during the day.


  • Now that you know when all hands need to be on deck for your Triplets you need to figure out what time you need to wake up. DO NOT WAIT TILL THE DAY YOU TRAVEL TO PACK!


  • Pack everything you will need. Do any last minute things like stopping the mail, cleaning, pets, lists for house sitter, etc…. Confirm ALL travel arrangements; flights, seat confirmations (this is VERY important when flying with babies/toddlers – talk to the airline directly, connections, hotels, cribs needed in hotel, etc…


  • Make a List of what you are taking – In-line triplet stroller, two back-packs (diaper bags), three comfort items (one each), extra pacifiers, three ziplock bags of each kind of snack they like, Plenty of diapers, wipes, washcloths, bottles/formula, snacks, games, books


  • Lay out your Days and pack accordingly by day as best you can – kid’s blankets, outfits wrapped together (makes it easier when you just grab a roll and you have clothes/PJs for all three), bag of toys to play with in the hotel, plug protectors to use in hotel/where you are staying, night light(s) if you use them, baby shampoo/soap, possibly towels/washclothes, comb and/or brush, pack of diapers and box of wipes…….you always need extra wipes