mifold Grab-and-Go Car Booster Seat

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We like

Compact size

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

We don’t like

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!

Age Range

Age Range

The mifold booster seat is intended for children from the age of 4 and up. Every child varies in weight and height so knowing this information is extremely important when deciding if you child is ready for a booster seat. Children using the mifold booster should weight between 40 to 100 pounds. Their height should be between 40 to 57 inches tall.
Comfort

Comfort

The mifold Grab-and-Go booster seat takes a child’s comfort in mind while keeping them safe on the road. The seat is made with Dense Foam and Friction Fabric in order for the seat to provide support and keep the child from slipping in the seat. The fabric is made to remain a cool temperature when it is hot outside.

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.
Design

Design

The unique design of the mifold Grab-and-Go Car Booster Seat sets it apart from the typical booster seats in the market. The typical booster seat will raise the child to a higher position in the vehicle’s seat. The basic goal is to have the child fit the vehicle’s seatbelt as an adult would be positioning them higher in the seat. The mifold design is different in that it has the child sitting lower, and adjusting the vehicle’s seat belt to come to a lower position and holding it in place. The mifold is made to keep the seatbelt off the child’s neck, and keeping the lap belt across the top of the child’s thighs versus across their stomach.

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.
Durability

Durability

The mifold seat has a firm padding which is easy to wipe clean. The back of the seat has a designed to prevent the children from sliding around in the seat. The seat can fold up leaving a hard case on the outside. It had clips to ensure it stays folded while it is stored. Unlike other booster seats, the mifold does not have as much crease or area which can get cluttered with dirt. Just wipe clean and you are all set!
Ease of Use

Ease of Use

As with most things, it is important for you to read the instructions in order to ensure the proper use of the mifold Grab-and-Go Car Booster Seat. The convenience of the booster seat is great, but the main function is to keep your child safe. The mifold booster seat is different from the traditional booster seats in how it looks and how the child is secured in the seat. Making sure you know the proper use will make this booster seat will help you make this not only convenient, but providing safety while traveling.

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.
Portability

Portability

What sets this booster seat out from the rest is the convenient, compact size. The mifold Grab-and-Go Booster Seat folds up to the size of a book! It can be folded and stored in a child’s backpack so when carpooling with other families, your child will already have his or her booster seat. When it is your turn to drive your child and other teammates, how convenient would it be to have a spare booster seat stored in the glove compartment of your vehicle? This seat saves space, creates convenience, but does not skimp on safety.
Safety

Safety

While we all want convenience in today’s busy world, we cannot ignore safety. The mifold Grab-and-Go Booster Seat has been safety tested. The mifold has met or exceeded the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213 (FMVSS 213). This seat has also met international standards as well. This booster seat has been given a date of expiration of seven years from the day it was manufactured. Keep in mind if an accident would happen while a child is in the mifold booster seat it will need to be replaced to ensure continued safety.

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.
Sizing

Sizing

The mifold Grab-and-Go Car Booster Seat is an appropriate name because of the compact size it is so easy to grab and go! This booster is the size of a paperback book. It measures to be 10 inches x 4 ½ inches x 2 inches, and it weighs approximately 1.8 pounds. It may be small in size, but big in convenience and safety. It is designed to grow with your child. The width of the seat has three settings in which to expand, and the shoulder belt guide can be lengthened as the child grows taller.
Versatility

Versatility

The mifold Grab-and-Go can make life easier. It not only helps during the everyday travel, and carpooling, but it makes vacation a bit easier as well. Whether it is a road trip or flying to another destination, this booster seat can relieve added stress. If you have to grab a taxi or uber, no more carrying around a bulky traditional booster seat.

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.

Conclusion

As our children grow life seems to get busier. They are encouraged to get involved in sports, activities, and socializing with their friends. This means making sure they get to where they need to go, and doing it safely. At the age of 4, depending on their size, kids can be in a booster seat. They are easier to move about compared to the toddler car seats, but still can be bulky. If you are a family with more three or more children this can become even more difficult. At times we need help from grandparents, aunts and uncles, or other parents to get our kids here or there. Parents are forced to face the dilemma of the kids going without the proper booster seat or having to have the child lug around their booster seat with them.

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.
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