Car seat safety with the mifold ‘Grab & Go’

We are non-drivers, so whenever we take taxi rides it always makes me a little nervous – mainly because having to lug around a car seat while doing my shopping with the children isn’t exactly ideal! However, being driven in any family members cars, Annabelle always has a car seat of her own which is incredibly helpful. However, sometimes, like when we take taxi rides, having them available just isn’t possible.  So, when Mifold got in touch, asking us to review their Grab & Go car restraint, it was an easy yes from me. 

The first thing that impressed me about the mifold Grab & Go car restraint was how compact it was. I did have a moment of wonder at how this could be safe for my child to use. But stay with me, as you’ll be as impressed as I was & am. Firstly, the mifold grab & go is the most advanced, compact & portable child restraint in the world. Which is quite the statement! They are now available right here in the UK and they really are an excellent solution when travelling in a car when a car seat just isn’t available i.e. like us with our taxi journeys! 

Mifold

Mifold

A standard car or booster seat aims to raise the child up but the mifold does the exact opposite. It lowers the seat beat down to suit the height of your child. It doesn’t get any simpler than that and it’s quite genius if you think about it.

There are 3 belt guides on the mifold that adjusts both the lap belt & shoulder strap to fit your child. It also places the seat belt correctly over the hip bones and shoulder to provide the correct amount of restraint in case of impact. The back strap is placed behind your child & clips onto the seat belt & you can adjust to suit the height of your child. 

Mifold

Mifold

At first, I thought it looked a little complicated, but after watching the mifold video of how to fit the booster seat – it really is incredibly simple. It takes less than a minute to get your child all buckled in and your child, when old enough can even do it themselves – it’s that easy! 

Mifold

Mifold

For us, as non-drivers, this is the perfect travelling companion. It will definitely give me a real sense of comfort knowing that my daughter is safe while driving in any car. My eldest daughter no longer needs a booster seat of any kind, but my son actually does – so I will be investing in a second mifold for him. You can also fit three of these comfortably and effectively in the back of your car. 

Mifold

Mifold

Annabelle absolutely loves using her mifold and it’s so compact, that if she’s popping out with her Grandparents, can pop it into her backpack. Which makes her feel ‘very’ grown up. 

Mifold

We used this on a few trips over the summer holidays and I honestly could not have been happier with it. It took moments to set up and have Annabelle all buckled in. She loved feeling like a ‘super big girl’ too because she didn’t feel restricted in any way and best of all, she was comfortable & felt safe. 

The mifold Grab & Go is, in my opinion, fantastic. I wouldn’t say it would be an everyday car seat solution, but it is great for travelling those short distances or when car seats just aren’t available. Just the idea of being able to have this in my bag – due to being 10x smaller than a regular booster seat whenever we may need it gives me so much comfort & reassurance. 

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18 Comments

  1. 14/08/2018 / 8:44 AM

    great idea if you don’t drive or have a regular car seat and l would think a good idea if you were travelling abroad too

    • 14/08/2018 / 9:15 AM

      If you don’t drive every day, or a nondriver, like me – these are perfect.

  2. 14/08/2018 / 9:01 AM

    This is such a great idea. We drive, but it’s always been tricky when we’ve hired cars abroad. They often charge a fortune for booster seats – and you never quite know what quality they’ll be.

    • 14/08/2018 / 9:14 AM

      I had no idea that it was so expensive to hire booster seats abroad – isn’t that crazy! The Mifold would be perfect for travels abroad! It’s just the idea of bringing the seat belt down to the height of your child, rather than raising them up. It’s so simple.

  3. 14/08/2018 / 10:31 AM

    We have a mifold and it’s great for travelling as it sits the seatbelt in the correct position

  4. 14/08/2018 / 8:50 PM

    That is so nifty, I love all the guides to ensure the belt is in the right place and your little girl looks so happy. Mich x

  5. 14/08/2018 / 10:49 PM

    That is a really useful car seat, it is so compact compared to the usual kind that are so difficult to lug about. Ideal for holiday trips.

  6. 15/08/2018 / 2:23 AM

    Oh wow what a great idea! I love how small and compact it is. xxx

  7. 15/08/2018 / 7:01 AM

    My nephew will soon be transitioning from car seat to booster seat, i will be recommeding this to my family.

    • 17/08/2018 / 9:38 AM

      The mifold car restraint is a great product. So quick & easy to use.

  8. 15/08/2018 / 1:59 PM

    How brilliant is this! Safetly on the go and such a fab product x

  9. 15/08/2018 / 5:24 PM

    What a great idea! I don’t drive but if I was babysitting and wanted to take the kids out I would have picked somewhere within walking distance so as not to worry about the car seat issue but this would solve that

    • 17/08/2018 / 9:36 AM

      That is a great idea for these! They are so quick & easy to install, too.

  10. Jen
    20/09/2018 / 9:07 AM

    How did you decide on the right car seat for Annabelle when she was a baby? I am struggling to find the right car seat for my 2 year old…

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