It’s hard to travel light when you’re traveling with young kids. My family’s typical baggage includes a double stroller, two suitcases, my purse, a diaper bag, the kids’ carry-on bags and two car seats.
Sure, the car seats are free to check, but they’re clunky and make maneuvering around an airport post baggage claim pretty tough.
But things may be changing. Today’s hint is a new portable booster seat I recently learned about and just bought: the mifold Grab-and-Go Car Booster Seat. This option, appropriate for booster seat-ready kids, folds up small enough to fit into a backpack when not in use.
It’s affordable at $39.99, crash tested and is designed to be used during “occasions when a traditional booster is not available or practical.” Think carpool rides, “with grandparents or other relatives, in taxis, on vacations, in rental cars, with three-in-a-row and so on,” according to the manufacturer.
I learned about the seat from my sister, who also bought it after researching portable booster seat options, and we’ll report back after our next trips on how the seat fared. In the meantime, check out reviews of the mifold on Amazon.com, CarseatBog, Cars.com and Car Seats for the Littles before deciding if it’s the right option for your family.
What are your tips for traveling with car seats and booster seats? Share them, as well as any experiences with the mifold or other portable booster options, below.