Mifold Ultra-Portable Booster Seat Review

Mifold Ultra-Portable Booster Seat Review

We have been taking car rides frequently these days, especially private-hire cars for the ease of traveling. To make the journey safer, we decided to get the mifold Ultra-Portable Booster Seat for my elder daughter so she could be properly and safely secured for the rides without us lugging a bulky booster seat along. We managed to get it from Amazon at US$39.99 (~S$57). It qualifies for free shipping to Singapore (FSSG).

MIFOLD GRAB AND GO BOOSTER SEAT REVIEW + GIVEAWAY

MIFOLD GRAB AND GO BOOSTER SEAT REVIEW + GIVEAWAY

MIFOLD GRAB AND GO BOOSTER SEAT REVIEW + GIVEAWAY

November 15, 2017 45 Comments

This mifold Grab and Go Booster Seat Review + Giveaway is for those of us in the booster seat years. I want to share with you the mifold Grab and Go Booster Seat because it’s safe (Canada Transport approved) and portable (fits in your bag!). This is seriously a game changer for travel near and far…and you have the opportunity to enter for a chance to win one yourself!…

Meals for Me and My Minis… and More!

Meals for Me and My Minis… and More!

This past summer my husband and I were chatting about how hard it is to travel with large car seats and how expensive rental cars are. We wished there was a way to take an uber or a taxi when we arrive on holidays but it seemed unrealistic to take car seats in and out all the time. We wondered if there was a more portable booster seat for our twins to at least to cut down on all we need to carry. We started researching and came across the mifold. This genius invention would meet our desires perfectly. The only issue that we could see was that it was certified for the USA and we live in Canada. With a few more minutes of research, we found that the mifold had recently been approved for use in Canada too. This meant that it would work for travel as well as everyday life at home. So now that I have explained how we became interested in the mifold, let me explain what exactly it is.

Portable Fun for Little Ones with Mifold Booster Seat & Kanoodle Jr. #MegaChristmas17

Portable Fun for Little Ones with Mifold Booster Seat & Kanoodle Jr. #MegaChristmas17

This booster seat is a must-have for every family traveling this year. It’s a super-compact and SAFE car booster seat that folds up and fits into your kids’ backpacks or even in a glove compartment of your car. How is works differently? Let me explain – instead of boosting the child up to meet the belt, it pulls the belt down into perfect position for your child.

mifold the Grab-and-Go Booster is Small & Lightweight PERFECT for Travel

mifold the Grab-and-Go Booster is Small & Lightweight PERFECT for Travel

My family is constantly on the go whether that is with day trips, vacations or after school activities. Of my 3 girls two of them are in booster seats. For all those trips and for the many times grandparents help taking my kids everywhere they must still ride safely. mifold Grab-and-Go booster seat is the most advanced, compact and portable child car safety seat around. It’s more than 10x smaller than a regular booster and it’s just as safe. mifold works in the exact opposite way to a traditional booster seat. Instead of lifting the child up, mifold brings the seatbelt down. With mifold you never have to be in a situation where a booster seat is not available because this one is so small and lightweight you can bring it with you everywhere

mifold Grab-and-Go Booster Seat

mifold Grab-and-Go Booster Seat

Any parent with kids close in age can tell you that one of the biggest headaches is dealing with bulky car and booster seats. On a day to day basis we’ve got the boys all situated in the family van just fine, but we’ve definitely struggled over the years when the boys visit their grandparents, have their friends and cousins over, or we travel which we love to do. Regular booster seats are big and heavy and just don’t fit three in a row in the back of a car. We’ve had to split the family up to get around when friends or family travel with us, leave the grandparents stuck at home when babysitting, and had that uneasy feeling in airport shuttles as the boys rode car seat free to our hotel destinations in foreign countries.

mifold Grab and Go Booster Seat! Perfect For Holiday Travel

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Don’t you just love when young family members visit?  I love traveling with them and exposing them to so many great places and activities.  But young travelers often require alot of stuff!  Among them are items to keep them occupied, items to keep them safe, snacks (always hungry) etc… They also require car seats.  Laws differ from state to state but no matter what booster seats are required through certain weights and ages.  Let’s face it, even if it isn’t required, it is just common sense to make sure children have seats that are safe with seat belts landing properly on them etc… Even as a grown woman I struggle with some seat belts cutting right across my neck rather than where it should be.  That just won’t do for a young child!

The holiday travel season is almost upon us and for many that means traveling with kids. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, over 99% of the long-distance trips for Thanksgiving are to destinations within the United States and during the lengthy Christmas/New Year’s period, 3% of long-distance travel is international. This means LOTS of time in cars and some in planes. These products will help your holiday travel go smoothly!

The holiday travel season is almost upon us and for many that means traveling with kids. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, over 99% of the long-distance trips for Thanksgiving are to destinations within the United States and during the lengthy Christmas/New Year’s period, 3% of long-distance travel is international. This means LOTS of time in cars and some in planes. These products will help your holiday travel go smoothly!

Very young children absolutely belong in a car seat and some need to be rear facing depending upon the age.  But once they are old enough and weigh enough to go into a booster seat there are so many great options. One of the best options (especially for our family) is the amazing mifold® the Grab-and-Go Booster !

Very young children absolutely belong in a car seat and some need to be rear facing depending upon the age.  But once they are old enough and weigh enough to go into a booster seat there are so many great options. One of the best options (especially for our family) is the amazing mifold® the Grab-and-Go Booster !

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This booster seat is amazing!  You cannot even imagine that it is a booster seat in this tiny fold up package!  Yes, it is totally SAFE and is small enough to fit into my purse, backpack, glove compartment and more.

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The design is completely different – instead of boosting a child up to meet the seat belt properly, it pulls the belt down into the perfect position for your child (adjustable).  This is particularly helpful when traveling in taxis, rental cars etc… It only takes seconds to set up and get going.  This mifold Grab-and-Go Booster is for ages 4 and up and retails for $44.99.  This is even available in different colors – pink, red, green, yellow, gray or blue!

I received payment, product(s) or services in exchange for an honest opinion.  I only recommend products or services I use personally and/or I believe would be helpful for my readers.  The opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own.  Your experience with the product(s) or service(s) may differ from mine.

SOMETHING TO MAKE TRAVELING WITH KIDS EASIER

SOMETHING TO MAKE TRAVELING WITH KIDS EASIER

SOMETHING TO MAKE TRAVELING WITH KIDS EASIER

This post was made possible by my brand partner mifold.  All opinions about the product are 100% my own.

There are times when you come across a product and you think, that could make my life easier!  It’s kind of like an ah-ha moment.  I had one of those when I recently saw a video in my Facebook feed for the mifold Grab-and-Go Booster seat.  I was in utter amazement at the size and how portable the booster seat was.

 

Must Have Baby Items and Toddlers Too!

Must Have Baby Items and Toddlers Too!

I have experimented with a lot of baby products and toys over the years, always looking for the Must Have Baby Items. Today I am compiling some of my favorite pregnancy and baby products all in one place so you don’t have to spend so much time trying to find just the right product! You can find my first list of Must Have Baby Items here. 

Booster Seats Go Bum-to-Bum!

Booster Seats Go Bum-to-Bum!

Many things come with parenthood and one of them is a lot of time in the car. Whether it’s driving the kids to and from school, carpooling to dance, transporting your Scout Troop or the sports team. The driving is endless and there always seems to be an extra kid to drive! But don’t just throw the child into a regular car seat with a seatbelt because you could be putting them at risk.

Summer Travel Essentials: mifold Grab & Go Booster

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t’s summer! Woohoo! The kids have been out of school for a little over a week and we have been on the go the whole time! We took 2 longer trips–one to Hershey Park for an overnight and one (very long) day trip to the beach. I packed these days before camp starts with plenty of adventures and the mifold Grab & Go Booster has been such a lifesaver more times than I can count!

What is mifold? It’s a Grab & Go Booster Seat that is 10 times smaller than the average booster seat, but it doesn’t sacrifice any safety** due to it’s small size!     The mifold, just like its name suggests, is a booster seat that folds up to be about the size of a magazine folded in half and it weighs LESS than 2 pounds! It’s made of durable plastic polymer and aluminum and it is the perfect size for kids aged 4 -12 years old (the child must be at least 4 years old AND 40 lbs to safely use the mifold and it works with kids up to 12 years old and 120 lbs). Its small size makes it perfect for travel AND day to day use. I always have an extra kid in my car and I love that the mifold is easily stored right in the side of the door of my car or even in my purse. It’s always there when I need it, without taking up much space. And, because it’s so small, I can send it with Gia if she’s going to a friend’s house and I think they may go somewhere and don’t have an extra booster seat. This past weekend Gia had an impromptu sleep over at my mom’s house and I sent the booster home with my mom. I also can’t wait to put this to good use when we travel by air. I’m always worried about the kids when we arrive at our destination because, often, there are no booster seats for big kids. Now I won’t have to worry about that either! I can easily fit the mifold in my suitcase or carryon. How does it work? Well, you unfold the mifold and put it on the seat in the car. The child sits on the black part (see below). There are red “arms” on each side of the mifold–these are adjustable according to the width of the child when he/she is sitting in the seat. There are three settings and you choose that one that fits the child the most snugly. These red arms also act as the seat belt guide so the seat belt stays in place across the child’s lap when he/she is sitting. Lastly, there is a strap with a red clip that goes behind the child’s back and clips on to the should strap part of the seat belt. The shoulder strap easily tightens and allows you to adjust the chest strap of the seatbelt so that it is in the correct place across the child’s chest and shoulder. I was worried that the shoulder strap would be difficult to adjust, but it took me less than a minute to tighten it and get it properly situated on Gia. The best part about this seat is that it’s easy to use! It’s easy to adjust to any child’s size and it’s very sturdy. I feel very comfortable with Gia using it rather than a traditional sized booster seat because its well made. And of course, I love its size. I love that I can keep it in my car, or stick it in my beach bag just in case Gia wants to ride home with someone else. I can quickly pass it to a friend or family member so that Gia is always safe in the car. Read more about the mifold Grab & Go Booster Seat BUY mifold HERE

What is mifold? It’s a Grab & Go Booster Seat that is 10 times smaller than the average booster seat, but it doesn’t sacrifice any safety** due to it’s small size!

 

 

The mifold, just like its name suggests, is a booster seat that folds up to be about the size of a magazine folded in half and it weighs LESS than 2 pounds! It’s made of durable plastic polymer and aluminum and it is the perfect size for kids aged 4 -12 years old (the child must be at least 4 years old AND 40 lbs to safely use the mifold and it works with kids up to 12 years old and 120 lbs). Its small size makes it perfect for travel AND day to day use.

I always have an extra kid in my car and I love that the mifold is easily stored right in the side of the door of my car or even in my purse. It’s always there when I need it, without taking up much space. And, because it’s so small, I can send it with Gia if she’s going to a friend’s house and I think they may go somewhere and don’t have an extra booster seat. This past weekend Gia had an impromptu sleep over at my mom’s house and I sent the booster home with my mom. I also can’t wait to put this to good use when we travel by air. I’m always worried about the kids when we arrive at our destination because, often, there are no booster seats for big kids. Now I won’t have to worry about that either! I can easily fit the mifold in my suitcase or carryon.

How does it work? Well, you unfold the mifold and put it on the seat in the car. The child sits on the black part (see below). There are red “arms” on each side of the mifold–these are adjustable according to the width of the child when he/she is sitting in the seat. There are three settings and you choose that one that fits the child the most snugly. These red arms also act as the seat belt guide so the seat belt stays in place across the child’s lap when he/she is sitting.

Lastly, there is a strap with a red clip that goes behind the child’s back and clips on to the should strap part of the seat belt. The shoulder strap easily tightens and allows you to adjust the chest strap of the seatbelt so that it is in the correct place across the child’s chest and shoulder. I was worried that the shoulder strap would be difficult to adjust, but it took me less than a minute to tighten it and get it properly situated on Gia.

The best part about this seat is that it’s easy to use! It’s easy to adjust to any child’s size and it’s very sturdy. I feel very comfortable with Gia using it rather than a traditional sized booster seat because its well made. And of course, I love its size. I love that I can keep it in my car, or stick it in my beach bag just in case Gia wants to ride home with someone else. I can quickly pass it to a friend or family member so that Gia is always safe in the car.

Read more about the mifold Grab & Go Booster Seat

BUY mifold HERE

MIFOLD GRAB-AND-GO BOOSTER SEAT – THE TRAVELLING KID’S PERSPECTIVE

MIFOLD GRAB-AND-GO BOOSTER SEAT – THE TRAVELLING KID’S PERSPECTIVE

I’m not the first to say this nor will I be the last, but travelling with kids isn’t easy. But thankfully my children are past the baby stages that include bottles, diapers, carriers, and portable playpens. My husband and I have two boys, a 4-year-old and a 7-year-old. While travelling with them has gotten easier and lighter, we still have some challenges. Their safety is always a top priority when we travel but when you’re in the middle of the Caribbean or on the West Coast of Canada without your familiar car and car seats/boosters, what do you do? Often the answer is you improvise – borrowing a friend’s old booster, or using the regular seatbelt in a local taxi is usually the only option.

Family Vacation in Oregon

Family Vacation in Oregon


The entire time we were in Oregon we drove around in a rental car. So this is my PSA-- make sure your kids are in carseats or boosters if they need them. Even when you travel! My youngest is 'needs to be in a booster' age. But to be honest, I didn't always bring a booster due to size etc.

Freedom to Travel

Freedom to Travel

Travel isn’t always comfortable. It isn’t always easy. Imagine pulling up to the airport curb unloading carseats and bags, then proceeding through the crowd with all of that and two kids in tow. Or think about walking through New York City trying to figure out how to hold your children’s hands and a couple large booster seats as you wait for a taxi.

Incredible Shrinking Baby Gear for Small Spaces

Incredible Shrinking Baby Gear for Small Spaces

Baby gear is great...except that it takes up space. Lots of space. Parents inevitably get tired of their car's backseat being nothing but car seat, their foyer being a stroller parking garage, and their living room looking like a daycare center.

The mifold Grab-and-Go Booster Seat is a Game Changer and Must Have for Anyone Who Transports Young Children

The mifold Grab-and-Go Booster Seat is a Game Changer and Must Have for Anyone Who Transports Young Children

"The mifold booster seat provides the freedom of travel with kids. Whether it’s taking a summer road trip with the family, carpooling to baseball or soccer practice, or many other situations you may have, a compact, quick and convenient booster seat is a game changer. It is all you need to transport your kids safely."

MIFOLD GRAB-AND-GO BOOSTER SEAT REVIEW

MIFOLD GRAB-AND-GO BOOSTER SEAT REVIEW

MIFOLD GRAB-AND-GO BOOSTER SEAT REVIEW

“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.