One of the main reasons many parents are put off by travelling with young children is the amount of organising and stress associated with all the products and gadgets that are needed to facilitate safe journeys. So when a revolutionary new product is launched that really takes the hassle out of lugging a travel booster seat with you when you go abroad I wanted to be one of the first to test it out!
What travel booster seat to take abroad?
Looking ahead to our first trip with the baby to Lisbon at Easter, I’ve been contemplating the need to take our car seat as well as a bulky booster seat for Monkey, both of which we need when making the transfer journey from the airport to the city. And paramount in my mind is their safety – and the mifold booster safety meets regulations.
The mifold Grab-and-Go
Introducing the mifold Grab-and-Go Booster seat which is more than 10x smaller than a regular travel booster seat. Not only is it lightweight – no heavier than a bottle of water – but the mifold is also strong and sturdy, as well as a Group 2/3 seat which can be used by children from the weight of 15kg which is approximately the age of four years old. It also complies with the highest legal standards for child restraint systems.
How does the mifold travel booster seat work?
Regular child restraints lift a child up to be in the position of an adult, whereas the mifold booster seat does the exact opposite by holding the seatbelt down in a suitable position for a child. With three belt guides, mifold Grab-and-Go Booster adjusts the lap belt and shoulder strap to fit the child and accurately holds the seat belt on the hip bones and shoulder, offering the correct amount of restraint in case of impact.
The mifold reviewed
The mifold travel booster seat really doesn’t take up much space – we loved the small size and the fact it fits in hand luggage. And, while I was worried that the travel booster seat it would be fiddly to attach to the seatbelt, I was impressed with the easy-to-follow instructions, which handily are on the booster seat itself.
Monkey say in it without any problems, and he didn’t complain once about the seatbelt rubbing uncomfortably against his neck and shoulders. The only thing he wasn’t so pleased about was that the mifold Grab-and-Go Booster seat didn’t elevate him high enough so he could get a good view out of the window.
This compact booster seat is now a firm item in our travel essentials and we never travel without it. The great thing is, we often give it to friends who are picking him up and taking him somewhere – so this travel booster seat works well at home, too.
mifold Grab-and-Go need to know
For reviews of the Trunki BoostApak, which is a booster seat and backpack in one, check out this comprehensive review.