mifold Grab-and-Go Car Booster Seat
Folds to the size of a paperback book
Safety tested and meets or exceeds federal standards
Adjusts to the size of the child
Easy to store or transport
Gives the older children a sense of not having to be in a child seat
May take practice for the child to be able to secure the seat belt properly
Children may not be able to see out the windows as easily
How it works
As kids get older it seems parents do more traveling with them to get them to sporting events, friends homes, or other activities. At times, grandparents, aunts or uncles, or their friend’s parents may have to help with carpooling the kids around. Making sure the kids are safe during all these trips means making sure they have a booster seat. What a pain it can be lugging the booster seat along to go from car to car, not to mention it can get expensive buying a separate booster seat for grandma and others!
The inventor of the mifold Grab-and-Go Booster Seat, Jon Sumroy, knew this struggle all to well while raising four children of his own. Imagine trying to fit four kids in a car along with all their booster seats! Having kids all crammed together in a vehicle during a road trip can be a stressful situation. Not to mention can be dangerous if the driver becomes too distracted. If you are experiencing some of these some issues, the mifold Grab-and-Go Booster Seat may be the answer you have been looking for!
Too often seatbelts are not placed correctly on the child. The design of the mifold is constructed to keep the seat belt from irritating the child’s stomach and neck while ensuring the child is safe and secure in the vehicle.
The special, patented design of the mifold Grab-and-Go makes the booster seat up to 10 times smaller than the typical booster seat in the market! Since the mifold is not raising the child to an adult level, it remains flat on the vehicle’s seat. This patented design gives the mifold the ability to be folded to the size of a book!
Some kids may not like sitting lower in the seat because they may not be able to see out the windows as easily as if they were in a traditional style booster seat. As the child gets older he or she may like the fact that the mifold does not look like a booster seat. The flat design does not appear as childish to them, especially if they have to take a booster seat with them to travel with others.
Ease of Use
The seat’s shoulder strap and width of the seat will need to be adjusted to fit your child. The side arms on the base of the seat have three different positions to fit children of different sizes or as your child grows. You will need to adjust it to the position closest to your child’s thighs without touching them. The seat has a shoulder belt guide for the car’s shoulder strap. The belt guide is required to ensure your child is properly secured in the vehicle. Some have noted adjusting the shoulder belt guide to be confusing, and it is important to read the directions. The belt guide will adjust to your child’s height by moving up and down. After the desired length is reached the lock will need to be closed to keep the guide in place with the seat belt.
Once the seat is fitted to fit your child, fasten the car’s seat belt across the child’s upper thighs. When the seat belt is fastened, the lap belt will need to be slid into the lap belt guides on the base of the mifold on both sides. The upper part of the car’s seat belt will need to be secured into the shoulder belt guide to be sure it remains in the best position for your child.
Some have pointed out the kids may need to practice getting in the seat without it moving positions and practice securing the belt. As with anything a little practice goes a long way. During this practice, it will be a good time to ensure the contour of your vehicle seats and seat belts will be compatible with the mifold booster seat. This is a consideration that should always be taken into account no matter what type of infant or child car seat or booster seat.
One of the best ways to ensure safety is to be sure the proper installation and use of the booster seat. Since this is a backless booster seat, the child’s head will need to have head support. The head support should come to the top of the child’s ears to ensure proper protection.
The shoulder sash of the car’s seat belt should come across the child’s shoulder, and not on their neck or face. The upper part of the belt lies across their shoulder, off of the neck and face. The lap belt should not come across the stomach. It should come across their hip bones, touching the top of their thighs.
The mifold is not approved for use in airplanes, but with the compact size it can be packed for use in the taxi from the airport to the hotel. If the next vacation is a road trip with three children in back, the mifold’s compact size will provide extra room for the kids in the back. mifold must be replaced after any crash if it was occupied at the time of the collision, and it has a 7-year lifespan from the date of manufacture.
A father who had experienced some of these same issues came up with a solution. He developed the mifold Grab-and-Go Car Booster Seat. This booster is different from the more traditional booster seats in that it can fold up to the size of a paperback book! Kids can have it in their backpack so they have it when they are transported by other family members or friends. No more making the decision of making them lug around the traditional seat or going without the proper restraints! Safety should never be compromised, and with the mifold there is no need to.
The mifold Grab-and-Go booster seat is safety tested, and easy to use. Kids may need some time to practice securing themselves in the seat properly, but they will be able to take care of it. It can serve as a spare booster seat as well for those times when you are asked to help another parent out unexpectedly.