Travel around the world with a mifold car seat

Travel around the world with a mifold car seat

Travelling with children can seem daunting. It can take days rather than hours to pack all of the suitcases, and not to mention trekking through security with screaming toddlers or bored tweenagers – we have all been there! To top it off, having to carry heavy, bulky car seats for all of the kids and check them in is just the icing on the cake. If only you could make your child's car seat smaller, portable, and yet just as safe?

We are here to tell you that you CAN! Introducing mifold car seats – the perfect companions for keen travellers and on-the-go families. There are three innovative folding seats available. 

    • hifold, the fit-and-fold booster – a highly adjustable and portable high back booster seat that grows with your child, suitable for ages 4-12, weighing between 15kg – 45kg and up to 150cm tall.
    • mifold Comfort – a hand-held backless booster seat with a thick, comfortable padded seat cushion that is 3x thicker than mifold Original, perfect for those journeys where a child’s regular car seat is not available. Suitable for ages 4-12, weighing between 15kg – 36kg and up to 150cm tall.
    • mifold Original, the grab-and-go booster – a backless booster seat and the most budget-friendly of the bunch, ideal for short, last minute or unexpected journeys in the car, such as taxi rides, weekends with grandparents, on holiday etc. Suitable for ages 4-12, weighing between 15kg – 36kg and up to 150cm tall. 
Each car seat has its own unique design and features to help busy families to travel safely – no matter how long or short the journey.  

     

    Jetting off abroad starts at home – it’s time to get packing! 

    You may not think that it is possible to pack a whole car seat in your suitcase, but with the compact and portable mifold booster, your child will never be without a car seat again.

    10x smaller than a traditional booster seat and lighter than a small bottle of water, you can carry two or more mifold’s in your suitcase, or even in your hand luggage if your children need to use them on the way to the airport, without being weighed down or taking up too much space. mifold car seats are universal which means you can install them into almost any car – which is especially handy if you don’t know what type of rental car you will end up with or what vehicle you are being picked up in! 

     

    Arriving at the airport

    So, you’ve made it out of the house without too many arguments and last-minute toilet breaks - it’s time to check in at the airport.

    You may wish to travel with a high back booster, especially if you have younger children who tend to fall asleep in the car and require that extra bit of support that a high-back booster provides. hifold, the fit-and-fold booster is the worlds most adjustable booster seat that will grow with your child, no matter their shape and size. hifold is the perfect travel companion as it folds down into a compact parcel and is designed with a carry strap and supplied with a backpack for a hands-free solution. If you thought it couldn’t get any better, you can also carry more than one at a time which is super handy for large families.

     

    Touching down on the other side

    You have landed! The excitement has kicked in and it’s time to grab the keys to the hire car.

    It is common for families to hire car seats rather than going through the hassle of bringing their own from home. This is understandable as it is possible that the car seats could get damaged in transit and are also incredibly inconvenient to carry around. However, nearly nine in ten parents have experienced problems when hiring a car seat for their rental car – shocking right!?

    Here are some of the common issues we have come across when hiring a car seat for holidays:

      • You cannot guarantee that the car seat will fit the child properly – even if you asked for a specific size prior to travel
      • It is likely that you won’t be able to find out the history / age of the car seat prior to your visit
      • You run the risk of the car seat turning up dirty, damaged, or with missing parts.
      • Rental car seats are often supplied without instructions, making it difficult for parents to install properly.
      • Costly – it can often cost more to rent a car seat than a travel booster would cost to buy! Usually between £7 and £12 a day, and if you travel frequently, this cost will begin to add up over time.
      • And finally, the risk of temper tantrums! By taking a travel friendly car seat like mifold or hifold, you are providing your child with a car seat that they are comfortable in, feel safe in and are familiar with.


    Convenience is mifold’s middle name! You can easily install your mifold or hifold car seat into your rental car or into the taxi as long as the vehicle features a lap and shoulder belt seat belt system. Big kids can even do it themselves and it will take no longer than a couple of minutes!

    If you have a large family, you will find it much easier to travel with a narrow car seat like mifold or hifold. Allowing you to finally utilise the middle seat and fit 3 mifold or hifold car seats along the back, even in the smallest of cars.

    Not only are the mifold and hifold car seats convenient for travel, they’re also safe and globally certified to use in almost any country you wish to travel to! To prove this, you will be able to find various different safety labels on the back of the products that local authorities will be able to recognise if you get stopped and provide parents with peace of mind when travelling. To read more about our safety labels, head over to our 'car seat labels explained’ blog post.

    Both car seats comply or exceed the following safety standards: ECE R44.04 in the UK and Europe, NHTSA FMVSS 213 in the US, the CCC in China and the RSSR in Canada and mifold Original complies with ECE R44.04 safety standards which means you can legally use the UK version of mifold Original anywhere in the UK and in every country in Europe!

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    Returning home 

    When the dreaded time comes to head back home, returning with a mifold car seat is just as easy as it was heading out! No more checking in car seats or risking journeys without one. mifold is filling a gap in the car seat industry where children are still travelling unrestrained or using the adult seat belt. It is important to remember that using an adult seat belt on a child under the age of 12 can actually do more harm than good, which is why the mifold car seats will become a staple in your family, especially for travel! 

    We would love to hear your tips and tricks for travelling with children – let us know in the comments! Here’s to smooth, safe travels with a happy family!

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