If you guys need to know 3 things about me –
1- I love to travel!! …can’t ever get that wanderlust satisfied…
2- Hubby and I won’t leave without our 3 crazy kiddos
3- I’m too cheap to pay for luggage…. I’d rather pack just one suitcase for the 5 of us (yep – did that on a week-long ski trip and on a 9-day expedition to Costa Rica!) than pay for a second checked luggage!
I have this one on my short list of MUST-HAVES when traveling with children – the MiFold booster seat!
Whether you travel short or long distances with kids, your hands are full. If you are lucky enough to not be carrying a child (or two), you will be dealing with everyone’s sweaters, backpacks (because let’s be real – they won’t want to carry those either…), pulling a luggage, and trying to keep an eye on all those walking feet.
Add to that a car seat or booster seat per child, and if you’re like my husband, you will be sweating and silently hating the whole wide world for a minute. YES, it is still worth it! You should be traveling with your children. But no, the whole flying, airport, taxi, shuttle part, is rarely fun.
If I told you that MiFold makes a Grab-and-Go Booster, 10 times smaller than a regular one but just as safe… would I get a happy dance?
Let me start with the safety piece. The first thing you’ll notice in the MiFold booster, is its thickness – or lack thereof.
What a regular booster seat does, is raise the child’s height to an adult size. What MiFold does, is the exact opposite. It holds the seat belt down to where it is safe for the child’s size. In other words, it is able to offer a thin seat with the same safety benefits!
The actual mechanism is super simple. The MiFold booster comes folded for space efficiency. The outer shell becomes its protecting case, keeping the actual seat clean!
2- Unfold the seat to place it plat on the car’s seat and against the seat back
3- Sit the child on the booster with her back against the seat back, and slide the lap belt into the guides to fasten, pulling the shoulder belt to snuggly adjust the lap belt