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.