Simplifying Carpooling with the mifold Booster Seat
I do not know about you, but my life is hectic. I have four kids and do school carpool and extracurricular activities with my kids and their friends. Kids are in and out of my car on a daily basis. Lugging around booster seats is not very convenient, so I first purchased a blow-up booster seat. It worked well, but I had to be the one to buckle the kids in and unbuckle them because none of them could ever get the seatbelt out of the belt path. It was frustrating to the kids and to me.
I was recently given the mifold Grab-and-Go Booster Seat to try out that are available in different colors. We got a very nice blue one. It has also been regularly crash tested and meets or exceeds the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard: FMVSS 213 as defined by NHTSA (the National Highway Traffic Safety)
I first tested it out on my 4-year-old, he barely made the height/weight limit, it is 40 inches to 57 inches and 40 pounds to 100 pounds. I unboxed the package and read the manual. I had him sit on the mifold booster seat, and I adjusted the strap that attaches to the seatbelt to his correct size and then put the seatbelt through the belt paths, there are three sizes to open the seatbelt paths to, so it will grow with your child.
Once you find your child’s correct size, you can buckle your child in, or they can buckle themselves. After the initial setup, we went out for a trial drive around the block. My 4-year-old son loved it, he felt comfortable and loved sitting up like a big boy, but I noticed he was trying to pull his arm out of the seatbelt. By no means is this a problem with the booster seat. My son is most likely not mature enough to be in a booster seat yet, so he will remain in his 5 point harness for now and use the mifold when he can remain seated properly.
I figured I would also give this a try with my 10-year-old. He just recently got out of his high back booster, and something like this is nice to keep him sitting in a good position with the seatbelt snug on his shoulder. Sure enough, it worked well with him. He could easily buckle himself in and out of the mifold and when not in use he could store it in his backpack or the pocket in the door of my SUV.
That right there is something to rave about. A compact booster seat (10 times smaller than a traditional booster) is what most parents and caregivers would like and pair that with one that actually works well and is mostly comfortable then you have something special. I really think this product is a winner. The mifold will definitely be part of our carpooling. One last thing to note, if you have a child who is on the bigger side in weight and width it may not be as comfortable for long periods of time. My son said after a while the edge of the seat was a little uncomfortable. He is around 70lbs. I questioned him on this further to be sure he would use the mifold more, and he said, “yes, that he just needs to get used to it.”
Overall I would say this is a good buy and for the price, it is worth a try. Learn more about mifold online at mifold.com.
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