REVIEW OF MIFOLD BOOSTER SEAT

REVIEW OF MIFOLD BOOSTER SEAT

Guest Blog Post from Influential Mama. She was given a Mifold Grab-and-Go Car Booster Seat from Canadian Tire to review.  All opinions are Influential Mama’s.

Our Four Year Old!

Our little boy is now 4 years old and 40 pounds. He has graduated from a car seat to a booster seat. He was very excited to move up to a booster seat of course! We were sent the Mifold Grab-and-Go Car Booster Seat from Canadian Tire to review. We were really surprised when we saw just how small the booster seat was! It really does live up to its name. It is so compact! My husband was a bit skeptical at first. He went online to review the product, watched videos and read other reviews. Once he was satisfied, we went on to test it for himself!

Product Review – mifold Car Booster Seat

Product Review – mifold Car Booster Seat

Here we review the mifold Grab-and-Go car booster seat, a revolutionary new car booster seat.

When we travel with the kids, we always take portable booster seats with us – we do a lot of travelling to and from airports in taxis or hotel cars and if we are on a city break, we usually take a taxi across town at some point. So having a portable booster seat with us is essential for the safety of the kids.

Car Rides Just Got Safer with the New GrabFamily x mifold Partnership

Car Rides Just Got Safer with the New GrabFamily x mifold Partnership

In a taxi-heavy country like Singapore where it’s also prohibitively expensive to own a car, many a mama has struggled with the challenge of schlepping a car seat – particularly when kiddos enter toddlerhood and small, portable infant seats are no longer an option.

We all know it’s infinitely safer to put a child in a car restraint – and ride share companies have started turning away customers who don’t adhere to the law about children under 1.35m needing appropriate restraints (taxis are exempt from this requirement). And yet how often do you see kids roaming freely in cars? Or simply clip your toddler into a taxi seatbelt and hope for the best? Because honestly, it can be really hard dragging a giant car seat around to school, or the airport, or running errands at the grocery store.

Grab launches vehicles with child car seats

Grab launches vehicles with child car seats

Ride-hailing app Grab has launched a fleet of vehicles equipped with child car seats.

More than 1,000 Grab cars have started serving GrabFamily bookings, where each vehicle is equipped with one booster seat for children aged between four and seven, and weighing between 15 and 36 kg.

Speaking at a media briefing on Thursday (9 March), Head of GrabCar Singapore Andrew Chan said that the goal is to put one child seat in every GrabCar vehicle by mid-2017. It’s part of a partnership with mifold, which produces ultra-compact portable child car seats that can be folded up to fit in a back pocket. The mifold seats are authorised for use in Singapore.

Grabcar vehicles to feature child booster seats

Grabcar vehicles to feature child booster seats

SINGAPORE — All GrabCar vehicles will soon come with child booster seats, offering parents with young children more rides to choose from.

Announcing the move on Thursday (March 9), Grab said more than 1,000 GrabCar drivers have already received the seat, with the rest of its fleet to be outfitted in the next few months, enlarging its GrabFamily service which began with 150 vehicles.

Grab's aim: A booster seat in all its cars by mid-2017

Grab's aim: A booster seat in all its cars by mid-2017

Ride-hailing firm Grab will aim to have a child booster seat in all of its private-hire cars by the middle of this year.

The firm, in partnership with car seat manufacturer Carfoldio, is looking to equip its entire fleet with the compact mifold Grab-and-Go seats, which cost $99, but will be sold to its drivers at $30.

Grab, Uber to invest millions to help drivers meet S'pore regulations

Grab, Uber to invest millions to help drivers meet S'pore regulations

Singapore

GRAB and Uber will be pumping in millions of dollars to help their private hire car drivers apply for the Private Hire Car Driver Vocational Licence (PDVL) at zero cost - accelerating the already exorbitant ridesharing war for drivers and riders.

Grab Now Lets Your Kids (Legally) Get On Rides With You, Thanks To A Pint-Sized Booster Seat

Grab Now Lets Your Kids (Legally) Get On Rides With You, Thanks To A Pint-Sized Booster Seat

Back in January, an article in The New Paper caused a bit of stir when it was reported that Uber and Grab drivers were refusing pickups with children.

Rightfully, they were just obeying the law – albeit a little known one.

Grab was well aware of this, and have been testing a new initiative called GrabFamily since last year, where they have a selected number of cars which are designed to be family-friendly – these are essentially cars with a booster seat installed for safety reasons, to cater to children four to seven years old.

Finally – a solution to the kids booster seat when travelling

Finally – a solution to the kids booster seat when travelling

The prerennial issue of the car seat – it’s a pain just on a day out if you want to grab a taxi, or take a lift in a friend’s car.  But when you’re travelling, it’s a nightmare – no one takes their car seat on holiday, which means paying the fees for a seat that coms with your hire car; a seat you’re not absolutely sure you can trust, and which will cost you on average £6 a day.
And of course, there’s always the nightmare of turning up to collect your rental car only to be told there’s no car seats available.

Road test : mifold – A brand new approach to booster seats

Road test : mifold – A brand new approach to booster seats

I love how the world of travel is changing for families. I’m constantly amazed at the latest ideas to help make getting around the globe a bit easier for people on holiday or on their travels with their little ones. I’ve been in situations in the past when I have felt like I almost needed to bring everything from home to ensure we travel safely and easily, and I’ve also resented paying high prices for booster seats when renting a car overseas.

With the launch of a tiny new booster seat for children it’s time to make a little bit of space for the mifold, and I think it has the chance to change how we travel.

Mifold booster seat review – small but safe?

Mifold booster seat review – small but safe?

I’m really excited to be able to review this booster seat. I actually heard all about it in November 2015 after listening to John, the founder of Mifold, at a blogging conference. I was quite impressed after listening to him and I really wanted to get one for us to review. I got to have a quick chat with him that day and mentioned my interest. The booster was only a prototype at that time but just over a year later, they finally launched the product! So it was great to now be asked to review it! Yay!

Three Great Home Gadgets | Mifold, Mandoline Slicer & Penclic

Three Great Home Gadgets | Mifold, Mandoline Slicer & Penclic

Gadgets tend to remind me of handy little homemade creations my gran would come up with to make her indoor life easier. Her house was full of little DIY amends here and there to help with things like lighting the fires, using the toaster grill in the kitchen and gardening. Let’s face it, a good gadget can be worth it’s weight in gold…!

Staying safe without your car seat

We all spend hours researching the safest, most comfortable infant car seats for our babies to leave the hospital in. The festive season can often see us whizzing here, there and everywhere, but it's not always possible to take your car seat with you wherever you go, especially when laden with pushchairs, changing bags and travel cots!

Grabbing a taxi can be a quick and simple way of nipping around on short journeys, especially whilst Christmas shopping - but what about our children?

Well… it's plain and simple. Whenever travelling by car, little ones should always be kept safe in the appropriate safety seat for their age all the way up until they are 12 years old or 135cm tall - with the exception of the odd taxi ride here and there!

The safety powers that be are keen to stress that children should not travel in a car without the appropriate car seat unless absolutely necessary - it's only in the case of unplanned and occasional journeys in a taxi that these rules apply.

Now, here at PX HQ we are all in favour of keeping our little people as safe as possible and totally agree with recent campaigns encouraging parents to travel with their children in high back booster seats. However, there are some nifty little products on the market that could be just the ticket if you're planning taxi rides for your over 3's and want them to be that touch safer.

The Mi-Fold portable booster seat is a foldable and grab-and-go booster seat. It might be tiny but according to the latest safety tests, it's just as safe as a full sized booster seat. The seat works in a simple but genius manner by clamping the seat belt so that the belt restrains the child in the safest possible places on their body. Instead of raising the child to the position of an adult (as a normal booster seat does) the Mi-Fold lowers the seat belt position so it is off the child's pelvis and on their upper thigh and off their neck and onto their shoulder. This tiny parcel is a great solution for parents travelling with the over 3's in taxi rides, especially if you were planning a city break or going on a holiday where you expected to make quite a few taxi journeys.

The best Group 3 car seats and staying safe on the go

The best Group 3 car seats and staying safe on the go

Choosing a car seat can been a hellish process. Not all car seats fit all cars well, they aren’t all as good as each other and sometimes you can spend a fortune and then realise your children just aren’t comfy in them.

Isofix for me is what I prefer from a safety point of view but this isn’t always practical or possible for some people.

THE BOOSTER SEAT THAT’S SMALLER THAN AN IPAD

THE BOOSTER SEAT THAT’S SMALLER THAN AN IPAD

This is the ‘famous’ booster seat that we’ve been banging on about for quite a while now. Nicky first discovered it way back when, and has been using it the whole time, and loves it. So perfect for holidays. I actually tried to buy two for my trip to New York at Christmas, but couldn’t get them delivered in time. So I ended up buying two regular boosters (I don’t trust the ones you get with hire cars – they’ve generally seen better days and/or are filthy…) which took up half of one of our suitcases. Anyway, the exciting news is that this genius portable car seat (yes, it really is true, when folded it really is smaller than an iPad!!) is now available at John Lewis! Mine (in grey of course) are on their way, and yours can be too!

Win a mifold Grab-and-Go booster seat - Proposed changes to the European regulations for child car safety seats,

Win a mifold Grab-and-Go booster seat - Proposed changes to the European regulations for child car safety seats,

verytime I look on social media, there is a parent talking about the new car seat rules that are coming into effect in December but WAIT, are they really coming into effect in December or is this an assumption or more media speculation? The proposals are to restrict the development of new backless booster seats and limit their use to taller children, above the height of 125cm.  

WE PUT THE MIFOLD GRAB-AND-GO CAR BOOSTER SEAT TO THE TEST…

WE PUT THE MIFOLD GRAB-AND-GO CAR BOOSTER SEAT TO THE TEST…

On holiday we take our own car seat, it is a full, high-back side-impact car seat designed for kids ages 4 to 11. The advantage is that it is with us wherever we go, with peace of mind as we know it is comfortable and safe. There are however times when this just isn’t practical (we are often negotiating our luggage with car seat stacked on top!) and so when I heard about the Mifold Grab-and-Go Car Seat I was intrigued to try it out. We were lucky enough to be sent one to review for use with Freddie who is 7…