A Compact Travel Booster Seat: Our Review of the mifold grab-and-go booster

A Compact Travel Booster Seat: Our Review of the mifold grab-and-go booster

If you travel with children, then you have probably heard of travel booster seats. Although there are a few on the market, we were very impressed by the size, ease of use, and safety of the mifold Grab-and-Go Booster. We partnered with mifold to share about the travel booster seat on our Instagram account. After using it, we were blown away by not only how compact the seat is, but also how it works to keep the seat belt positioned correctly without having to boost the child up. If you often travel with your child, the mifold is an investment worth making. 

THE SAFEST PORTABLE CAR SEAT YOU WILL EVER USE

THE SAFEST PORTABLE CAR SEAT YOU WILL EVER USE

mifold grab-and-go Booster Seat is an incredibly convenient solution to ensure maximum safety and comfort of your children in a car.

Nothing is more important than your children’s safety, especially when you are on the go. If you are traveling by car, mifold grab-and-go booster Seat is perfect for you.

WHEN SAFETY MEETS CONVENIENCE – A MUST-HAVE IN FAMILY TRAVEL

WHEN SAFETY MEETS CONVENIENCE – A MUST-HAVE IN FAMILY TRAVEL

 I have this one on my short list of MUST-HAVES when traveling with children – the MiFold booster seat!

MiFold Booster Seat

Whether you travel short or long distances with kids, your hands are full. If you are lucky enough to not be carrying a child (or two), you will be dealing with everyone’s sweaters, backpacks (because let’s be real – they won’t want to carry those either…), pulling a luggage, and trying to keep an eye on all those walking feet.

Add to that a car seat or booster seat per child, and if you’re like my husband, you will be sweating and silently hating the whole wide world for a minute. YES, it is still worth it! You should be traveling with your children. But no, the whole flying, airport, taxi, shuttle part, is rarely fun.

Getting Around In NYC With Your Kids Just Got Easier & Safer

Getting Around In NYC With Your Kids Just Got Easier & Safer

Well, gone are the days of families worrying! For the first time ever, we have come across the mifold grab and go booster seat (www.mifold.com) that can literally fit into a child’s backpack or mom’s purse, and can easily be placed in any taxicab or ride sharing service vehicle within seconds.

Back To School With mifold

Back To School With mifold

We are edging ever closer to Back To School and we were asked our thoughts on the mifold Grab-and-Go Child Restraint. mifold is the most advanced and compact, portable car seat ever invented. If you ever help out friends or family with the school run regularly or occasionally but don’t have enough car seats or don’t want to shell out a fortune on a big one only to use it now and again then this is the product for you!

Moms or grandmas of 4 to 8 year olds – I have a fun giveaway for you today!!!!! It’s called mifold – the world’s smallest booster seat!!

Moms or grandmas of 4 to 8 year olds – I have a fun giveaway for you today!!!!!  It’s called mifold – the world’s smallest booster seat!!

Moms or grandmas of 4 to 8 year olds – I have a fun giveaway for you today!!!!!  It’s called mifold – the world’s smallest booster seat!!

mifold® Grab-and-Go booster seat® is the most advanced, compact and portable child car safety seat in the world. 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. After decades of improvements in the rate of adoption of child restraints, there are still many journeys where children do not have an appropriate restraint (estimated at 20% of all journeys).  There are times when a booster seat is simply not available. With mifold, we eliminate these real-life limitations.  For the first time ever, mifold is solving the problem when a bulky restraint is not available.

Booster Seat Confessions- Keeping Kids Safe 100% of the Time

Booster Seat Confessions- Keeping Kids Safe 100% of the Time

We’ve all done it, although some of us more than others.

Whether it’s a trip to and from the airport, in a taxi or vacation rental car, a rideshare like Uber or Lyft, carpooling, or riding with Grandma…we’ve all cut corners with our booster seats. I thought that my wife and I have been pretty diligent. That we always made an effort to ensure sure our boys safety. Then she reminded me our last vacation. The shuttle rides between the San Diego Airport and the rental car center. Such a short little ride, but unprotected.

mifold car booster seat giveaway + hifold announcement!

mifold car booster seat giveaway + hifold announcement!

Car seats.

It’s a struggle. While we have full size boosters in our cars for everyday use, it’s not practical to uninstall them every time for a field trip or visit to grandmas. And even then I have to worry about the seat being installed correct.

Luckily, the mifold is a solution!

It's Never Too Late to Start

It's Never Too Late to Start

“I became an entrepreneur and CEO of my own company relatively late, at the age of 46. The classic myth, is of young 20-somethings, straight from college have all the advantages for being an entrepreneur: time, energy, least demands, lowest cost of failure, etc. They are more able to commit and focus 110%. This myth states that, on becoming a parent your responsibilities make it impossible to succeed. I wish I had known earlier that this is not true. Older entrepreneurs actually have the advantage: experience (to make fewer mistakes), connections (to know who, what, how and where to get help) and support (from partners and older children). All of this more than compensates.”

Gear Review: mifold portable booster seat

Gear Review: mifold portable booster seat

Traveling with young children can present a unique set of challenges that other travelers may not face. One of the top concerns of parents traveling with young children is understanding car seat laws. Along with this comes the challenge of lugging a travel booster seat around from destination to destination. Until recently, this was a struggle that had no viable solutions. However, with the introduction of the smallest, safety-certified portable travel booster car seat on the market the MiFold Portable Car Seat has completely changed that family travel scene

Navigating the Maze of Family Travel

Have you ever been on vacation and found yourself in a position where you needed to transport your child in a taxi, but you didn’t have a booster seat? Although these situations in the United States are often legally exempt I always worried about my daughter’s safety. Lugging a booster seat around town wasn’t a realistic option, but I kept having taxi rides that made me sick with worry. I also dreamed of a less cumbersome booster seat to pack when I knew we were renting a car.

Imagine my excitement when I first heard about the MiFold Booster seat! This seat promises a safe booster option that folds up and can be easily brought along when traveling with your child age 4 years and older weighing 40 pounds or more.

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How it works

A regular booster seat raises a child up so that the seat belt is positioned safely across the hips and clavicle. The MiFold instead sits flat against the seat of the car and uses 3 belt holders to make sure the seat belt is properly aligned to the child. 

Always make sure to read the instructions fully before using to ensure the seat is set up properly for your child.

The first belt guide is an adjustable strap that goes behind the child (much like a backless booster shoulder strap adjuster). The shoulder harness of the seat belt is inserted into a clip at the end of the MiFold strap to ensure it goes across the clavicle properly.

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The other two belt guides are on either side of the unfolded seat. These hip belt guides are adjustable to the size of the child and help position the lap portion of the belt across the hip bones.

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We took our MiFold on a driving trip around Southern California for several days. This is what we learned from our experience.

Pros

  • It is easy to pack in your carry on, backpack or even a large purse.
  • miFold is much smaller than a traditional booster seat.
  • You have a safer (portable) option for taxis and car services instead of going without a booster seat.
  • MiFold is an inexpensive booster seat option (affiliate link: buy on Amazon).

Cons

  • Elizabeth complained it was uncomfortable every time we drove more than a few minutes.
  • It did not fold as compactly as the pictures indicated.  The shoulder strap holder did not have a way to be secured in between use.
  • Unlike a regular booster where a child can buckle themselves in, this seat design requires a parent to assist getting a younger child safely into the seat each time.

How I plan to use MiFold

Although it wasn’t exactly what I had hoped for I am still very glad that we purchased the MiFold. The MiFold has been my go-to booster seat for when we take a cab or car service to and from airports over the last few months. It is also useful if you will be taking longer cab rides around a metropolitan area.

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mifold Grab-and-Go Booster Seat Makes Travel Easy! #Giveaway

mifold Grab-and-Go Booster Seat Makes Travel Easy! #Giveaway

Our recent family vacation included an airplane ride, car rental with interstate road trip and some vehicle changes.  We have three children and traveling is getting a lot easier as they get older.  Our youngest still uses a booster seat which is the only additional item left for us on our travels — no convertible car seats, pack n’ plays etc.!  mifold makes this one extra item even less of a burden and it’s now sold at Target stores nationwide!

Gimme a spring break: Younger siblings tag along and make a splash

Gimme a spring break: Younger siblings tag along and make a splash

Smart, compact, clean and safe, the mifold® the Grab-and-Go Booster is a super-compact car booster seat perfect for traveling because it folds up and fits into a purse, glove box or luggage, which is why its safety and effectiveness is so amazing. The Grab and Go Booster works differently than regular booster seats — instead of boosting the child up to meet the belt, it pulls the belt down into perfect position for your child which makes it safer than traditional boosters. Plus, you have the peace of mind of having a booster with you always that you know is safe, portable, installed in seconds and 10 times smaller than a traditional booster. Perfect for traveling by car. ($44.99)

mifold Grab-n-Go Booster: Convenient AND Safe

mifold Grab-n-Go Booster: Convenient AND Safe

Having young children, means equipment, and lots of it! Some of the things, like a car seat or a booster, is a must have. With my van being the primary car to drive around the kiddos in, I have the bulkier, more installation intense, high back, 5 point harness booster for my 4 year old.  While I love the booster seat that I have for my Nolie Bear, its a pain to move (especially since he insist on sitting in the 3rd row). Because of this, there is no way that I am going to move it for every whim that he has, like wanting to ride in daddy’s or his grandparents car for a 5 minute drive. So, for the times that he wants to go on an adventure with someone else, there is the mifold Grab-n-Go Booster!

MIFOLD – THE GRAB-AND-GO BOOSTER SEAT

MIFOLD – THE GRAB-AND-GO BOOSTER SEAT

Choosing the right booster seat for your child can be difficult because there are so many options that are available. We look to see if the booster seat meets safety requirements, are they comfortable for our children, how they fit in our vehicles, ease of use, durability, and costs. mifold has a great booster seat option that is not only affordable and safe to use, but is also the right size to take with you anywhere you go.

mifold Grab-and-Go Booster

mifold Grab-and-Go Booster

This compact booster is perfect for kids ages 4-12 and makes traveling with car seats so much easier. I love that this safe booster fits in my carry-on luggage and I don't have to check a bulky car seat at the airport. This car seat is ready to use and is great to use when renting a car or traveling by taxi. The 10X smaller booster seat protects the child by positioning the seatbelt instead of just lifting the childlike regular booster seats. My big boys love sitting in this booster. This booster comes in many colors also.

CES 2018: Crowdfunding Creator Showcase

CES 2018: Crowdfunding Creator Showcase

The BackerKit crew has been at CES 2018 for a few days now meeting dozens of crowdfunding creators. We’ve been getting priceless hands-on time with projects and impressed with the overall crowdfunding presence here. We’ve spent most of our time in the Eureka Park Marketplace located on the lower level of the Sands where the most promising tech pioneers are showcasing and demoing their tech. There’s an overwhelming amount of things to see, and we wanted to share a handful of cool projects that were brought to life through the power of crowdfunding!

The World’s Most Compact Car Booster Seat for Children Now in the Country

The World’s Most Compact Car Booster Seat for Children Now in the Country

The statistics are downright scary.

Road traffic crashes are the second leading cause of injury death among Filipinos, including children. These incidents are so common that about 100 children, ages five to 12, become victims of road traffic injuries every single day.

Unfortunately, these numbers are only bound to rise in the years to come. As more vehicles hit the road, more car crashes are likely to occur.

In 2010, there were 6,634,800 vehicles registered with the Land Transportation Office. In 2015, the number climbed up to 8,703,236. Consequently, the Metro Manila Traffic Accident Recording and Analysis System (MMARAS) reported that there were 90,258 road crashes in Metro Manila in 2014. Only two years later, in 2016, the number had risen up to 109,322.

3 in a row? A booster seat that puts the others to shame.

3 in a row? A booster seat that puts the others to shame.

Car seats. Booster seats. Car manufacture rules, state and federal laws. Laws for Taxi's, school buses, airplanes. It's exhausting as a parent to keep up. They say that 95 percent of new parents install car seats incorrectly. 95%!  I mean, these are new parents people! The most diligent, careful, paranoid people out there, and even THEY can't get it right? Well, as a parent, let me tell you why.  Because each car has different guidelines, each car seat has different guidelines based on your car, the age, height, weight of your child at each and every stage of their life. It's impossible to keep up. The shoulder straps, the latch system, using the seatbelt when they get to heavy for Latch, rear facing, forward facing, infant car seats, convertible car seats, booster seats. It's INSANE. Now wonder we as parents can't get it right, not to mention that they expire.  So then every 5-7 years you have to learn a whole entirely new system. this is what I call CRAZY.