True luxury travel fans like myself will know that just because life changes when you have little ones, children needn’t stop you in your tracks. Simply add a few useful accessories to your travels and taking your little people with you becomes a breeze! This is exactly the case with the incredible mifold; accurately billed as the most advanced, compact and portable car seat ever invented!
About the mifold
Lugging car seats on plane is a horror many parents will be familiar with! Almost worse is the dread of what sub-standard, barely safe care seat your foreign hire car might or might not be equipped with. Save yourself these nightmares and simply take your mifold with you. It’s super portable and ready to just grab and go! You can use it anytime your child’s regular simply not available, making it an obvious choice for international travel. It’s a group 2/3 car seat which means it can be used by 4 to 12 year olds weighing between 15-36kg and up to 150cm in height (whichever comes first) and as it’s a universal car seat, it is approved for installation in all cars.
The Technie Bit
Top designers, engineers and industry experts have created the mifold, so as well as being mighty strong, it’s also comfortable for your child. mifold boasts advanced engineering; it’s built using tough plastic polymers like Delrin 100 ST from Dupont, aircraft grade 6061-T6 aluminum and supportive DenseFoam with non-slip FrictionFabric. The lap belt guides have 3 positions and the Quick Clip allows fast, easy and accurate adjustment for children of all heights. It works as a safety harness, adjusting the adult seat belt to fit the height and width of the child by pulling the lap belt and chest strap down to accurately sit on the hip bones and the collar bone, vitally taking them away from the face, neck and abdomen and offering the correct amount of restraint in case of impact.
The Safety Bit
The mifold car seat is designed to conform to the most universally accepted global booster car seat regulations worldwide. In the UK, mifold is a regulated and certified Group 2/3 ‘Universal’ ECE R44.04 Child Restraint and has been regularly and rigorously crash tested in facilities around the world, complying successfully with the performance requirements of all the regulations. Orange label definitions made simple: The orange ECE R44.04 approval label guarantees that the car seat complies with the basic safety requirements as set out in the European safety standard ECE R44.04.
The names of the colours are about as beautiful as the shades themselves; choose from Pearl Grey, Slate Grey, Taxi Yellow, Lime Green, and Perfect Pink. Best of all from a style perspective, it’s tiny! It measures just 23 x 12 x 2cm (LxWxH) when folded and weighing less than a small bottle of water (0.70kg). This means it can fit in a child’s backpack (which they will love as it’s very funky when folded!) or carried in mum’s handbag, in your hand luggage or even kept in vehicle’s glove compartment!
The mifold was created by the geniuses at Whitestep who specialise in innovative baby and children’s products. Thing that are already on the market but in serious need of a reboot! As well as the mifold it’s well worth checking out their award-winning BABYZEN range of pushchairs and accessories.
mifold can be purchased from John Lewis, Boots, Amazon, and other selected retailers at £39.95.
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