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When Safety Meets Convenience – A Must-Have In Family Travel

Disclaimer: I was provided a free booster seat from MiFold but all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own. Please read our disclosure policy for more information.

If you guys need to know 3 things about me –

1- I love to travel!! …can’t ever get that wanderlust satisfied…
2- Hubby and I won’t leave without our 3 crazy kiddos
3- I’m too cheap to pay for luggage…. I’d rather pack just one suitcase for the 5 of us (yep – did that on a week-long ski trip and on a 9-day expedition to Costa Rica!) than pay for a second checked luggage!

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Now that we can put this behind us, let’s talk about one of my favorite family travel accessory. I have this one on my short list of MUST-HAVES when traveling with children – the MiFold booster seat!

MiFold Booster Seat

Whether you travel short or long distances with kids, your hands are full. If you are lucky enough to not be carrying a child (or two), you will be dealing with everyone’s sweaters, backpacks (because let’s be real – they won’t want to carry those either…), pulling a luggage, and trying to keep an eye on all those walking feet.

Add to that a car seat or booster seat per child, and if you’re like my husband, you will be sweating and silently hating the whole wide world for a minute. YES, it is still worth it! You should be traveling with your children. But no, the whole flying, airport, taxi, shuttle part, is rarely fun.

If I told you that MiFold makes a Grab-and-Go Booster, 10 times smaller than a regular one but just as safe… would I get a happy dance?

How Does MiFold Work?

Let me start with the safety piece. The first thing you’ll notice in the MiFold booster, is its thickness – or lack thereof.

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What a regular booster seat does, is raise the child’s height to an adult size. What MiFold does, is the exact opposite. It holds the seat belt down to where it is safe for the child’s size. In other words, it is able to offer a thin seat with the same safety benefits!

The actual mechanism is super simple. The MiFold booster comes folded for space efficiency. The outer shell becomes its protecting case, keeping the actual seat clean!

1- As necessary, extends the red lap belt guides to one of three width to fit your child

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2- Unfold the seat to place it plat on the car’s seat and against the seat back

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3- Sit the child on the booster with her back against the seat back, and slide the lap belt into the guides to fasten, pulling the shoulder belt to snuggly adjust the lap belt

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4- Attached the MiFold shoulder clip to the vehicle’s shoulder belt

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5- Enjoy the ride!

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Who Is The MiFold For?

MiFold Booster is a booster seat, with no back. It is ideal for children:

  • 4 years or older
  • between 40 and 100 pounds
  • 40 to 47 inches tall

If your child prefers a high back with head rest, MiFold created the HiFold!!

It is 3x smaller than a regular full-back car seat and you can carry it like a backpack! It has 4 adjustable zones to fit children 40 to 100 pounds and 40 to 57 inches tall. It fits in the overhead compartment and you can fit 3 in a row!

When To Use MiFold

MiFold Boosters are a game changer when traveling with children. We have taken ours around the world and used it in:

  • rental cars
  • airport shuttles
  • city buses
  • Uber

But you can also use it in taxis, Lyft, car sharing, or even better – in every day life!

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I keep ours in the glove department. That way, I can carpool kids without wondering how to keep everyone safe. When I know that another mom will be taking my daughter to gymnastics, I put the MiFold in her school bag and she has it with her when the mom picks her up!

We’ve also used it in grand-parents’ cars many times. Let me tell you… Christian’s most hated chore is removing car seats from our car… He loves just handing out the MiFold without having to re-arrange our car every time our kids are picked up by someone else!

Why We Won’t Travel Without MiFold

There are very few products that truly make family travel better. I can probably count them on one hand – the kind that make transfers easier, travels safer, and give you internal fist pumps for rocking it!

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We love being able to carry MiFold in our back pocket, especially when time comes to get all luggages out of the rental car and collecting seats. It is one less thing in our hands.

The MiFold is super portable and adapts to the sizes of all of our children. We’re able to fit all 3 kids in a row – another big win when renting a car outside of the U.S.!

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The kids think it’s comfortable, which is a big win for us! We typically drive quite a bit during our travel, and we love knowing that the kids are comfy!

And very transparently, who makes such a cool booster for just $35?! CLICK HERE to grab one! They also have a luxury version called MiFoldSPORT, made with leather-style high-end materials.


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38 Comments

  1. Having fun, but always paying attention to safety. Great advice!

  2. This is such a perfect and easy seat to use for kids! Mine were in booster seats until they were 10 because yes, safety is SO important.

    • Oh my goodness, mine will be in booster seats as long as they fit in them! They’re safer and so much more comfortable for them, especially during long trips, to fall asleep in!

  3. Wow that is really neat! I bet my brother would have a lot of use for this… will forward your post to him!

  4. Looks a neat and compact safety accessory. Certainly beats the bigger booster seats. Good review.

  5. I’ve never heard of mifold before, this is awesome especially that we travel a lot. I will check it out for sure, thanks a lot.

  6. Wow! This is such a convenient way to travel. I think it is a great idea to have when you have kids, especially for those long summer road trips. You never know what may come up!

  7. Wow, this article is so useful! I will try it in my next family trip!

  8. I am so glad that my days of children needing booster seats is over. However, that gadget would have saved me many years of heartache and worry. I love the way you pack one suitcase for everyone.

    • Aw… I do love how every year sees new products come out, that truly make a difference in family travel! Sorry you had to deal with the bulky seats though!

  9. Dalene Ekirapa

    Absolutely amazing! Screams comfort and safety! I think it is also such a win especially for the kids since the normal car seat belt always seems too big for them. Cheers to the MiFold!

  10. This is a must have. I would check it out. Generally my little cousin travel in car. It would make us less worried.

  11. I was a booster seat/car seat fanatic when I had little kids. I always made sure my kids were well protected, but traveling did get tough with giant boosters. I love that this one folds up! What a great idea for travel.

  12. Alexandra Cook

    Being prepared is such a great idea. It is always to better to have it and not need it!

  13. This is actually very awesome! It seems that cars are made so much smaller than they used to be. I’ve hated having to pinch my fingers and smash my hands just to buckle my kids in. Now we have a van, so it isn’t much of an issue, but it would have been nice to have all three of our kids easily fit in the back seat of our car.

  14. Alexandra Cook

    This is such a great option. Keeping my kids safe in the car is so important to us.

    • I feel the same way! They actually have a video of a family who had a car crash… their kids were in the MiFold booster seats and came out unharmed! Very touching!

  15. Sounds like a great solution to keep the kids safe when travelling by car. I have never heard of this brand before!

  16. Booster times are gone for me but as usual you provide good pieces of advice for parents! That mini boost is simply cool!

  17. I hate paying for luggage too. So I hubby and I pack a hand luggage and carry a backpack each. But how in the would do you pack for 5. Wow thats awesome.

    • For longer trips, I have some air-tight bags that are rolled by hand to get rid of the air. That really helps with volume and packing more in less space! 🙂

  18. That’s quite a booster and so nice it’s so portable. I can only imagine having to drag one with me on vacation when my daughter was younger. Would have been difficult. Probably why we mostly did road trips when she was younger. This would be so helpful.

  19. This looks like such a convenient thing to travel with! My daughter and her family just went to Seattle with 3 kids all still needing some kind of car seat/booster seat and this would have been perfect for them! I’ll have to check it out!

    • We’ll be in Seattle with our 3 kids in a month from now, and definitely packing those with us!!! Those could be a wonderful christmas gift for your daughter 🙂

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