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.

mifold The Grab-and-Go Booster Review

mifold The Grab-and-Go Booster Review

Our Thoughts

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. 

MIFOLD- THE ONLY BOOSTER YOU NEED- FULL REVIEW

MIFOLD- THE ONLY BOOSTER YOU NEED- FULL REVIEW

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!

5 handy products you need for your next trip

5 handy products you need for your next trip

When parents travel – especially if the trip involves multiple hours in some sort of vehicle – they’re always looking for ways to make it easier, for them, for their kiddos and for fellow passengers. Here are five items to have on hand the next time you make a cross-country or cross-ocean trip.

8 Products to Solve Your Parenting Dilemmas!

8 Products to Solve Your Parenting Dilemmas!

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.

REVIEW – MIFOLD GRAB-AND-GO BOOSTER SEAT

REVIEW – MIFOLD GRAB-AND-GO BOOSTER SEAT

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!

TIME TO SOLVE YOUR PARENTING DILEMMAS IN NO TIME

TIME TO SOLVE YOUR PARENTING DILEMMAS IN NO TIME

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.

HOW TO SURVIVE A TWO-WEEK ROAD TRIP WITHOUT LOSING YOUR MIND (WELL WE CAME CLOSE)

HOW TO SURVIVE A TWO-WEEK ROAD TRIP WITHOUT LOSING YOUR MIND (WELL WE CAME CLOSE)

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?