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- Not Worth It
- Highly Recommended
- Life Changing
Be prepared to find out who your real friends are – when you have your kid buckled into this tiny seat, plan on getting plenty of judgmental stares from busybodies who think your kid isn’t in a car seat at all! This game-changing car seat folds up to the size of small laptop. It’s super-portable, super-easy to install and can fit in a purse. It’s super-fast installation makes it perfect for taxis.
As a non-car-owning New Yorker, taxis are sometimes a necessity. And to take a taxi, I have to bring my own car seat. That’s why I really needed a car seat that I can fold up and carry in my purse. And when you are carrying a diaper bag, a purse, groceries and who knows what else, that car seat better be light!
I found the MiFold car seat, which came to market only a few years ago, and I don’t know what I would do without it. It takes about ten seconds to install in a car once you get the hang of it. I can now easily get to areas with my son that don’t have convenient public transportation. I just put this 3 lb car seat in a handbag and call an Uber. It has saved me so much hassle, I don’t even know how parents in the city get by without it.
Speaking of Uber, don’t even start with me on the $10/ride car seat fee in an Uber. If one is even available (good luck), the affordable Mifold has already paid for itself within 3 rides. Given that carseats can cost hundreds of dollars, I’m more than happy to shell out $30 for this. I even spent an extra $15 for a (washable!) carrying case.
A cute feature is that the Mifold has a little pocket to store the instructions directly inside of the carseat. Since this seems to be designed for carpools and generally moving from one car to the next it’s nice to know that directions are easily on hand for babysitters/grandparents/etc.
Another nice touch is that you can purchase the Mifold in an array of colors. It’s always nice to have something that doesn’t scream “my decor is determined by my children”.
After a few tries, you should be able to install it in about 10 seconds.
|13″ l x 13″ x 1″ h||7″ l x 13″ w x 1″ h|
|-Folds extremely small|
-Lightweight (3 lbs)
|-Requires some practice|
-Doesn’t feel as protective as a regular car seat
-Only for older kids
-Not easy to clean
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