Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Starting Your Spring Vacation Packing List? Don't Forget the Mifold!

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this product, free of charge,from Mifold, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it 



EASTER GIFT IDEAS


Did you realize that yesterday was the FIRST day of Spring?

Yup and you know what that means....

Spring vacation is coming!

The annual trek to Grandma's house, the beach, the mountains, is a mere THREE weeks away, people!

Feel free to SCREAM, we'll wait.....

Seriously, WHERE has the year gone? It's like we blinked and Winter had fled (oh wait, it did down here in the South, sorry my Yankees, forgot ya'll stayed under 5 feet of snow for months there...)!

So have you started your list?

checklist
Courtesy of Pixabay
Having JUST done a 4 day trek out of state, that list is still uber fresh in MY mind- the clothes, the toys, the boredom busters, the snacks, the juice/water, the wipes (do NOT forget them!!!), your stuff (and yes, it seems to just clump together, after the kid's list, doesn't it?), and of course with Easter, the candy, baskets and fill. And that didn't include the dog or their stuff, if you're bringing them too!

So seriously, if you're getting on the plane or train, WHY do you  also want to bring a 5 pound booster seat with you? Right, for safety! But it's not like it FITS in your travel bag, right? 

booster versus travel bag

Seriously, no matter how you try- that booster is NOT gonna fold up and fit into that bag!

But you KNOW you need to take one.

So why not take the most advanced, compact, and portable booster seat ever invented, 
for kids ages 4-12 instead? 

mifold collage

 In fact, not only is the mifold Grab-and-Go Booster Seat 10 times SMALLER than traditional booster seats, it exceeds NHTSA standard FMVSS 213, and conforms to EU regulations R44.4, which is in line with IIHS Booster Belt Fit Rating and the Safety Belt Safe booster use guidelines! 
What that means (in plain English) is that the mifold is crash tested and complies with car safety regulations in the US, Canada, and the European Union (which as you wise parents know, are MUCH more stringent than the US ones), just like your traditional booster! 

The mifold is SAFE despite it's small size, thanks to its strong metal chassis, which is made of 6061 aircraft grade aluminium, which is as strong as steel, and Dupont Delrin 100ST, a super tough plastic polymer, known for its superior impact resistance, in its extending arms and belt guides. The technology continues even into the foam padding! It is designed for extra comfort, and to stay cool, even on the hottest days.

But seriously- look at how small it seems with my hand on top of it!

mifold unfolded

It just blows your mind to realize the SIMPLICITY of the design!

Look at how it works:

mifold vs traditional

A regular booster lifts a child to be in the position of an adult, ie 'boosting them up'. But the mifold turns that on its head and does the opposite... instead of lifting the child up, it holds the seatbelt down to the child's level. Utter simplicity really! 

AND all it takes is 30 SECONDS to set it up!

Really!

You just place the mifold, with the range belt guides to the front, with the 'flap' portion of the back adjusted to your seat, per instructions. Then you simply pull out the belt guides to fit your child correctly, and then guide the seat belt through the belt guides. You then properly place the shoulder strap across your child, making sure it is snug, and not loose. 

mifold belt clip


The shoulder belt guide is easy to adjust, by flipping open the catch and adjusting the mifold belt height to behind your child's back, making sure the vehicle shoulder strap is one inch above your child's shoulder. Remember to always check again for seat belt tightness, including on the mifold strap. Slack can reduce the safety of the seat! And you're DONE! 

mifold car collage

Once you set it up one time, you'll realize you took twice as long as you needed, and the second time WILL be 30 seconds, OR your kid will do in 30 seconds for you! LOL Thanks to the 'easy to see' red guides, you KNOW where to put everything without really thinking about it! (Can you tell the kid was hamming it up while proving the seat worked on different cars? Yeah, 10, it's THAT age...SIGH)

And the absolutely best part?

It doesn't matter if you're on a train, a bus, an airplane, or Uncle John's fancy new car with the teeny tiny backseat- the mifold WILL fit, without disrupting the use of the car's seat belts, like some boosters can! Plus, it is SO small, you can fit THREE mifolds across most backseats with NO issues! When was the last time you could do that with 3 traditional boosters? Right, like never! Which also means it is a great seat for Grandma to keep in her car, for when she needs it, but not have to carry around heavy boosters in her trunk, or taking up her backseat!

AND because the mifold is made for kids 40 to 100 lbs, and 40 to 57 inches tall (EU: children from 15kg to the height of 135cm), Grandma can use it for ALL of the grandkids, not just yours, whenever she has them! And the older kids won't MIND using the mifold, as it makes them look like teens, sitting in the backseat!

And let's NOT forget JUST how small the mifold is when it IS folded up:

mifold in tote

Yup- that is the same travel bag from the top of the post, that not only has my purse and my DSLR camera, but also the mifold in it!

Honestly!  

The mifold weighs an amazing 1.6 lbs (the same as a small bottle of water!) and is less than 2 inches thick, so it slides easily into your carry on, your child's backpack, or your briefcase with ease! In fact, I STILL had room in my tote, for a bottle of water!

Isn't that just AMAZING????

Also amazing, is HOW easy it is to clean the mifold! You just wash the surfaces with a mild solution of soap and water, rinsing, and then air dry. NO struggling to get the clips undone and remove a fabric liner that NEVER seems to come clean! The mifold cleans up like a breeze and keeps looking good! 
mifold colors
When mifold first started out, it was only available in one color, then more came, and now, look what is available: PEARL GREY - SLATE GREY -  DENIM BLUE - PERFECT PINK - LIME GREEN - and TAXI YELLOW

Yup, NOW there are 6 color choices! 
You can get your favorite color, or match your luggage or car! Woo hoo!

and


mifold carry bag

A Designer Carry bag! The stylish custom-fit, padded Slate Grey case comes with a red easy-clip strap. So you can protect your mifold, while keeping it clean, and carry it around wherever you go with ease! The bag is not required, but it does make it easier to tote!

So be sure to add the mifold to the top of your packing list for Spring Vacation.

I know once you use it, you will be buying one for traveling at home and on vacation, for carpool, for Grandma;s car, and for your Mother-in-Law's car! Not to mention as gifts! 

It's the Spring accessory you GOTTA have, before that list is complete!

Mifold knows this, so they have not 1, but 2 great offers right NOW:

mifold save 5 banner

Yup- you can save $5 off your mifold in the next THREE days ONLY!

OR

mifold 15% banenr

Yup, you can STILL use the $5 off code, from the first banner, and get FREE shipping too!

OR

You can use the second code and save the 15% on 2 or more mifolds!
So you get one for traveling, and Grandma gets one for Easter!

Either way- YOU win!

Just click on over to mifold, select your color and then enter one of the codes above during check out! It's easy peasy to save on the mifold this week, and have the mifold ready for YOUR Spring vacation trip!


caution banner

Please note BEFORE ordering:
 The mfold can NOT be used if any of the following exist on a vehicle:  
a motorized shoulder belt, a side or rear facing seat, an inflatable belt system, 
lap belt only or where there s only a lower latch anchorage system instead of a shoulder belt. 

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