If you are a family that travels a lot, you know that having a convertible car seat or a high-back booster seat can be a huge pain. The stress of having the luggage and kids’ seats is just beyond words. You don’t know if the seat is going to be damaged or dirty.
When you rent a car, you don’t know the risk of the seats. Will it be filthy, damaged, or the wrong kind of seat?
If you have rented a convertible car seat before, you might have run into problems before. This is why you need to start looking for an option when this doesn’t work.
Most backless booster seats are still bulky to fly with or too big to stash in a backpack. The majority of them are not approved to be used on an airplane.
People end up checking or shoving them into the overhead bin which tends to be left behind. People do forget.
Through all the problems of searching and finding what is suitable for this situation, Bubble Bum came to the rescue. This is a backless travel booster seat that is inflatable. It has little clip thingies on both sides to secure the seat belt in the correct position.
It’s pretty compact since it can be rolled up. When you roll it up it’s about half of its fully-inflated size and fits inside a fabric cinch bag that is included.
Even though it takes up a chunk in your backpack, it is easy to fly with since it’s not heavy. If you are short on space, you can attach it to a backpack strap with a carabiner.
Thanks to Bubble Bum, it made air travel and rental car trips easier.
However, there were some problems that can arise. For example, our boy struggles to stay physically in the booster seat. When the car turns at a corner, he tends to slide off as if he was riding a balloon. It does it’s job for the most part, but how safe is it for the kid?
Without the armrest, a kid will continue to slide off. Time to look at another option!
This is when we came across the mifold Grab-and-Go Booster Seat. This booster seat was featured on Kickstarter, even before they had been fully safety tested and able to ship product to anyone.
The concept is amazing, and you’ll be amazed too. Instead of boosting the child up to where the seat belt rests, the mifold pulls the seat belt down to the correct position.
They were intriguing so we kept an eye on them to see when they’d be ready to ship. They are safe since they have been tested and meet NHSTA standards for a backless booster seat in the U.S.
If you are curious and want to buy one, you can get one almost anywhere: Amazon, Buy Buy Baby, Babies R Us, and Target.
Similar to the Bubble Bum, it’s smaller when you fold it up and it fits in a backpack way easier too.
It’s great for kids when they go on field trips or when they ride home in a friend’s vehicle. It’s fantastic for air travel too when you need to take a taxi, Uber, Lyft, or rent a car.
It might take time for your kid to learn how to buckle themselves up, but it’s a learning experience. The seatbelt has to be threaded through hooks on either side after the width of those hooks has been adjusted. It feels quite secure though and keeps its width when being used.
The mifold is not nearly as quick to put on but your kid will eventually figure out what works for them. Not everything works out on the first go. The same happens to my son. it took awhile, but he has a system.
The most important part of this product is safety and comfort. You can rest assured that your kid is not going to slide off like the Bubble Bum. After using it and experimenting with it, it is a winner for us! If you are a mom that is struggling to find the perfect travel booster, you need to check this product out!
It will clearly change your life!
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