In the UK it’s a legal requirement to have a child car seat or booster seat for any child travelling in a car under the age of 12. Have you read the new laws regarding booster seats from March 1st 2017 yet?
Did you know that 30% of journeys children take are not in their main car, for example cab rides, transport on holidays, outings with grandparents or school friends and the odd unexpected trip where a car seat may not be available. I’ve seen children carrying big booster seats into school for play dates or not being able to do an activity spontaneously because of a lack of a suitable car seat, which can obviously be very frustrating for all involved.
What is a mifold?
mifold provides a solution to the problem. The mifold booster seat is the most advanced, compact and portable booster seat in the world! mifold is more than 10x smaller than a regular booster seat and is just as safe.
How does it work?
Normal booster seats lift a child to be in the position of an adult, whereas mifold does the exact opposite by holding the seatbelt down.
With 3 belt guides, mifold adjusts the lap belt and shoulder strap to fit the child and accurately holds the seat belt on the hip bones and shoulder, offering the correct amount of restraint in case of impact. It takes less than 30 seconds to fit per child, is safe, foldable and portable! It’s basically everything you need from a booster seat and smaller than an iPad so easy for children to take school, parties or anywhere where they might need a lift home. A mifold would even fit easily in the glove compartment of your car, meaning you’re always ready to give another child a ride home if needed.
With three children we have in the past struggled for space in our car, but once mine are all tall enough we could easily fit three in the back seat of our smaller car using 3 mifolds. I also seem to have to remove car seats quite freqently to give adult friends a lift home, which isn’t easy as they are bulky, heavy and then fill up my boot. The mifold is so small I could fit three in the door pockets or chair pockets of the car and you would hardly know they were there.
My 9 year old doesn’t really like using his bigger booster seat, but mifold’s almost invisible design makes him feel much more grown up, although he hasn’t quite got the hang of getting in and out of it himself yet, but I’m sure he will soon.
mifold is available in the UK from John Lewis for £49.95 which when you think how much it would cost you to even hire a booster seat on holiday is a great price and will pay for itself over and over again.
I can 100% see the benefit of a mifold booster seat and I know we will use ours a lot, but I still have all three of my children in high back boosters to give them side impact protection, so wouldn’t switch to a mifold as an alternative to those, but in our smaller car we used a backless booster just for Zak, which I would consider swapping for a mifold and will definitely use the mifold for when the kids travel in a friend’s car or for coach trips etc.
See the mifold website for further details.
We were sent a mifold seat for the purpose of this review.