Finally – a solution to the kids booster seat when travelling
Introducing mifold – the revolutionary portable booster seat!
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A child’s booster seat when travelling – it’s a perennial issue, isn’t it?
It’s a pain just on a day out if you want to grab a taxi, or take a lift in a friend’s car. But when you’re travelling, it’s a nightmare – no one takes their car seat on holiday. But that means paying the fees for a seat that comes with your hire car; a seat you’re not absolutely sure you can trust, and which will cost you on average £6 a day (quick maths – that’s almost £85 extra on each two-week trip).
And of course, there’s always the nightmare of turning up to collect your rental car only to be told there’s no car seats available…
So I admit my ears pricked up when I heard about the mifold – the Grab-and-Go Booster® seat. mifold is the most advanced, compact and portable child restraint in the world and has just launched here in the UK. And the more I looked, the more I can see that it’s a totally fab solution for those journeys where a car seat is not available; it’s just a brilliant resource to have in your bag.
mifold is more than 10x smaller than a regular booster seat so you can easily pop 2 or even 3 of them in your suitcase or backpack. It is super lightweight, no heavier than a bottle of water, so can be carried with you at all times and despite its compact appearance mifold is mighty strong and sturdy so will not get damaged even if it ends up at the bottom of your suitcase.
How does mifold work?
mifold’s team of top designers, engineers and industry experts have together revolutionised the way that a traditional child restraint works. Regular child restraints lift a child up to be in the position of an adult, whereas mifold does the exact opposite by holding the seatbelt down in a suitable position for a child. It’s that simple! 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. Taking less than 30 seconds to fit per child, mifold is safe, foldable and portable enabling parents and caregivers to use it in situations that current car seats on the market today are unable to accommodate.
Smaller than an iPad, mifold is so compact you can store it almost anywhere. This means that each of your children can have one with them at all times, ensuring that they always have a safe way to travel, at home or abroad.
You can even fit 3-in-a-row across the back seats of the smallest of cars.
And for those 8-12 year olds who refuse to sit on a booster seat, mifold’s understated, slick and streamline design will be a huge hit. It is so discreet it will save the big kids from feeling ‘babyish’.
mifold is suitable for children from the age of 4 all the way up to 12 years (UK law requires that all children must use the correct child seat until they are 12 years old or 135 cm in height (which ever comes first). mifold is a Group 2/3 seat and can be used by children from the weight of 15kg which is approximately the age of 4 years old.)
A little dubious about whether it can really be safe?
mifold have approval according to the European regulation R44.4, and meet the highest legal standards for child restraint systems.
mifold is now available in the UK from John Lewis and other selected retailers for £39.95 (yes, that’s less than the cost of hiring a seat for just one week’s holiday)