“It’s too small to be a car seat!”, my daughter exclaimed when I showed her the booster seat we’d be using in Spain. Looking at the mifold Grab-and-Go Booster seat I was unsure myself how it would work. It looks far too small to be a car seat! Yet despite its diminutive size (20in x 10in), the mifold complies with EU and US car regulations. But would its ultra slim figure do the job? We investigated.
I have two children that are left in booster seats. One will be there for a while yet, while in February one will be free and clear because he is meeting the hight, age and weight requirements. Until February or even if he needs a booster after he meets the requirements, the mifold will fit the bill!
This small booster makes perfect for those kiddos that travel or are just about ready to make that transition from booster to no booster. The mifold folds down to about the size of a woman's wallet and fits nicely in a purse or backpack. It also saves so much room when you have multiple car seats in a smaller vehicle.
If you’re anything like me, you’re completely inundated with baby/kids stuff! With 3 kids and one more on the way I have everything you can possibly imagine times 10! My goal is to downsize, declutter and find the most portable solutions for everything! That being said, my carseats are definitely high on my list of bulky things! I don’t want to rush my kids lives away, but carrying big bulky carseats and boosters is a definite deterrent for travel. My 5 year old daughter still needs to be in a car seat wherever we go. Spontaneous trips with friends, grandparents, taxi rides and carefree travelling are not possible. Well they weren’t possible until I discovered mifold!
The problem with having only one child means that you only have one car seat. For us that becomes a real problem when it comes to last minute school pick ups, days out with friends or general car emergencies. Luckily the Mifold grab and go booster seat is on hand to give us that car boost we need.
I can’t tell you how many times I wish I didn’t have to lug my daughters huge car seat back and forth, it’s a real pain in the butt no doubt. Well, now I won’t have to worryabout lugging her car seat back and forth, or us not being able to travel anywhere when she has friends or cousins who needs a seat. mifold has one of the best Grab-and-Go Booster seats I’ve seen so far! This booster seat is compact, can be placed in your glove compartment, placed in your child’s backpack, and guess what? It folds up guys, yes, you can fold it when not in use!!
It’s perfect for any car, visits to grandparents house, and great for traveling. Once placed in your vehicle, grab the belt and pull belts down into the perfect position for your child.
It’s that time of year again… time for the kids to head back to school! What that means is that carpools will be set up and field trips planned. Kids need booster seats in all cars they go in but your carpool may not have one or want a big booster in their car. There is now a solution that is both safe, convenient, and space-saving (10x smaller than a regular booster seat)! It’s the mifold booster seat!
There are several things in life that are going to be harder than others. In fact, one of the most difficult aspects of life happens to be being a parent. When it comes to starting your own family, you have to think ahead. You have to be prepared for every little thing possible. Everyone knows that parenting isn’t the easiest of life tasks, but it’s one you’ll have to take on to start a family.
This summer we decided (well, really me) that I wanted to explore parts of the U.S. that we have never seen before. I have always been intrigued by Hilton Head Island because our Disney Vacation Club membership has a beautiful resort there. But, I was a little nervous about just doing Hilton Head thinking maybe it would be too boring for the kids (I was wrong) and so I decided that we should explore more of the southern coast. So, we chose to start in North Carolina and then head down to Disney World o17-day day road trip, (yes, I am visiting the doctor to have my sanity examined). So, How did we pull it off?
Jon Sumroy, the founder and creator of the mifold Grab-and-Go booster seat, says he got the idea for his product around 2002 during the endless carpool shuffle that occupies so much of suburban life. Jon lived in Englewood, NJ, at the time and was working at a tech startup. “I had three young children and they were all using car seats regularly or they were carpooling to school in someone else’s car without the right protection and it really bothered me,” he says. Sumroy thought a compact version that was safe, light, easy to carry or even put in a car’s glovebox would be a great idea. Then, in 2012 a friend sent him a magazine article that said 50 percent of children don’t have a car seat when they’re carpooling. Sumroy says, “That old light bulb went off: Nobody had yet solved the problem.”
As parents, I’m sure that most of us have had those moments where we’ve found ourselves stuck without a booster seat for one of our children. From taxi rides to unplanned car journeys with the Grandparents, to the times when Gaz has taken my car to work with all three booster seats strapped in the back, there have been moments when I have kicked myself for not having a spare booster seat or, even better, one that could miraculously fit in my bag!
So you can imagine my excitement at discovering the Mifold Grab & Go Booster seat, the most advanced, compact, portable booster seat in the world! Designed for children aged 4-12 years, this multi award winning innovation takes up minimal space and acts as a car seat for any occasion.
When Aubrey hit 4 years old, having already surpassed the weight and height requirements, he was all too eager to switch to a big boy booster seat. We love our Highback booster but needed something easier than taking ours in and out if Rob or anyone else was taking him in their vehicle. We had seen the MiFold compact booster on social media for a few months and when Canadian Tire asked us to try it out, I jumped at the chance.
If you know us in real life or have followed us for a while you probably know that my husband doesn’t drive. Yep. That’s right. We live in Los Angeles and my husband doesn’t drive! As you can imagine this is no easy feat. With public transportation that runs few and far between, it means that when I want a break, my husband and son have to take Uber or Lyft.
This isn’t a stress-free endeavor for me to relinquish control to unknown drivers, but it must be done. I am so happy to say we have found something that makes those situations a tad less stressful for me and easier for my husband. A safe and fully portable booster seat, the mifold Grab-n-Go booster.
I don’t know about you, but shopping for the kids car seats can be exhausting. First up is the bucket. Then you need a rear facing seat. Then forward facing. Then they can use a seatbelt. In comes the booster. It is never ending…or so it feels.
It has never been easy choosing which car seat to put your child into. There are a ridiculous amount of choices and brands. And the sheer size of them is scary to think about.
Summer break is finally here, and we are busy making our summer travel plans! We will be going camping a couple of times, taking weekend trips to visit family, and possibly taking a beach trip at the end of summer (if I determine we have the energy for it)! With now five kids that we have to pack for and keep busy during our trips, I had to up my packing game. I wanted to share my finds with you, so here are five of my favorite summer travel essentials for kids!
Most of us have seen an ad for mifold by now – the portable booster seat company that is 10 times smaller and just as safe. It was difficult to understand that such a small booster seat can still be safe for kids, but once I read more about the engineering behind mifold, it started to make sense.
Regular booster seats lift toddlers to adult height, whereas mifold holds the seatbelt down for your child. The upper part of the belt lies across their shoulder, off of the neck and face. The lower portion is pulled down from the stomach and lies over their hip bones.
Innovative placement technique isn’t the only safety feature that sets this booster seat apart. The framework of a mifold is built with aircraft grade aluminum and SuperTough™ plastic polymers. A Quick-Clip™ allows the seat to adjust and fit toddlers aged four to 12. The clip can be maneuvered with with one hand, perfect for parents who find themselves wishing for a third arm.
As a firm believer that travel should include the entire family, I'm always on the lookout for newer, better, and more efficient products that make family travel possible.
One of the most annoying things that I've had to navigate while traveling with two kids is the car seat. I want to keep my kids safe first and foremost, but that still doesn't stop me from cursing furiously in my head every time I have to contort myself in unnatural positions to remove my kids' car seats when we need to transfer them for travel.
Even when you get to check a car seat for free, the process of hauling a massive booster or car seat through the airport to the check-in counter is anything but fun.
We obviously love bringing you guys the best products we find, because if they make our lives easier, better or more improved in any kind of way, then we know they’re going to do the same for you.
So, we partnered with Canadian Tire to let you know about a new car seat that is literally a game changer for parents (and kids, to be honest). The mifold Grab-and-Go Booster is designed for on-the-go parents – aka every parent in the world – and children aged 4-12.
The mifold booster is super innovative and the first of its kind, yet it passes all the same security and safety regulations as a traditional booster seat, which is the best combo if you ask us. It takes the inconvenience out of boosters without compromising safety, which is the biggest mom win in life.