10 Back-to-School Carpool Hacks All Parents Need to Save Their Sanity

For parents, back to school means spending way too much time shuttling kids all over creation. These hacks will help you do the kiddie carpool with ease!

Keep an extra booster seat on hand

MIA STUDIO/SHUTTERSTOCKThere's always an extra kid who needs a ride. Some parents are tempted to put the child into the car with just a seat belt—but that isn't safe. Most kids will need carseats up until middle school, depending on their height and weight. For more information, check out the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines. A great option is the mifold® the Grab-and-Go Booster: Instead of boosting the child up to meet the seat belt, it pulls the belt down into the perfect position for the child. Amazingly, the device folds to fit in your glove box when you don't need it, and you know it must be safe because at least one police department uses it to transport kids in cruisers in emergencies. Retailing for $45, the device is intended for children between four and 12 years old who weigh between 40 and 100 pounds. For more car seat safety information, check out the number-one mistake parents make with car seats in winter.