mifold Portable Travel Car Seat Review

mifold compact travel car seat

mifold Review

The latest travel accessory to arrive in our house is the mifold grab and go child restraint from mifold UK.  We regularly travel with a 4 year old and a 6 year old and I’ve been interested in the mifold travel car seat for a while now.  When we received an email asking us to review the mifold car seat for the blog we were very keen to say yes.  Here is what we discovered about this innovative portable car seat:

What is the mifold Grab and Go Travel Car Seat?

Put very simply mifold grab and go is a compact travel car seat for children aged between 4 and 12 years old.  It’s not a travel booster seat as such, but instead it makes the seat belt fit the child more securely while they are in the car.

mifold grab and go travel car seat review

It’s a universal travel child car seat so it fits in the majority of vehicles including cars and minibuses.  The mifold travel child seat is small and compact which means it will fit into most travel bags or carry on luggage.  It only weighs 1.6lb (750g) and when not in use the dimensions are 10in x 5in x 2in
(25cm x 12cm x 4cm) which makes it a perfect lightweight car seat for air travel.

How Does The mifold Travel Child Seat Work?

With the help of my 6 year old traveller, Indie, we set about finding out how the compact travel car seat worked.  I found the mifold seat really easy to fit in the car and to secure my 6 year old daughter.  She was sat comfortably and securely in the car in less than a minute.

The mifold travel child seat is simply unfolded and the sides are released and adjusted to fit the size of your child.  There are three settings which makes the seat suitable for a 4 year old through to a 12 year old. We used the second setting for Indie.

mifold compact travel car seat

The adjustable strap is then fitted to the seat belt and the fixing is placed in a suitable position to fit the seat belt across the child’s body.  The seat belt lap is secured in the sides of the extendable arms of mifold seat so the entire seat belt fits snuggly to the child across the legs, stomach and chest.  I was really confident that once fitted correctly the ‘mifold grab and go’ would keep the car seat belt in place while travelling and Indie seemed happy in the seat also.

mifold Safety Ratings

A big questions parents will be asking is, is mifold safe?  The mifold grab and go child restraint has met the requirements for the EU Regulation ECE R44 04 which means it is suitable for general use.  What testing did it receive though?  The mifold car seat has been through car accident simulation testing including a frontal car collision at 50 km/h and a rear car collision at 30 km/h.

The ECE R44 04 regulation also requires the mifold car seat to undertake a roll over test.  All the tests required by EU Regulation ECE R44 04 are carried out with test dummies that represent the weight category the car seat is suitable for.

travel car seat

From a parenting perspective, I would be happy to use the mifold grab and go child restraint for when we are travelling abroad.  It would be a perfect travel accessory to take on holiday if we were going to be using taxis or airport transfers.  It will also be helpful for those unexpected car trips a child takes with friends and family who wouldn’t usually have a car seat fitted to their car.

Where to Buy mifold Travel Car Seats

If you are keen to get your hands on a foldable car seat for travel you can purchase mifold grab and go car seats from Whitestep or from the mifold shop on Amazon.  Other mifold stockists in the UK include John Lewis and Dunelm.

How much is the mifold grab and go award winning car seat?   This compact travel car seat costs around £39.95 to buy online.

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We were provided with the mifold grab and go child restraint travel car seat for the purposes of this review, but all thoughts and opinions are our own. 

Zena Goldman

Zena Goldman is a UK based travel, family & lifestyle blogger who left her 9-5 job behind in the not-for-profit sector to follow her creative dreams and enjoy a more flexible family life. She began writing Zena’s Suitcase in 2011 and shares the holidays and adventures she goes on with (and without) her 2 young daughters. She wishes her son would join them more often but he’s carving out his own dreams now and enjoying university life. Since beginning Zena’s Suitcase she has worked with a number of brands and also has a regular monthly feature in the ASDA Good Living Magazine feature, ‘Ask The Expert’ where she shares helpful parenting tips. In 2018 she was also a finalist in the prestigious BIBs Awards for Social Media.

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103 Discussion to this post

  1. MARIA ROGERS says:

    what a fantastic idea, ideal for holidays, and airport transfers!

  2. paula cheadle says:

    an awesome idea, would use for the unexpected niece that visits sometimes

  3. Tracy Nixon says:

    It is light weight so can be taken on holiday or even when travelling by taxi!

  4. Margaret Gallagher says:

    Lightweight compact and versatile – perfect for all our adventures

  5. Angela Boucher says:

    This would be so helpful for us on holidays where we hire a car. It would mean we could easily pack our own car seat as this is so compact.

  6. Gina M says:

    This is great for holidays especially city breaks you can pack light but still be able to travel safely when necessary.

  7. Susan B says:

    For grab and go trips in other people’s cars such as gran and gramps.

  8. Rebecca Sutton says:

    I like how it folds away, so you can take it out with you if needed. Also with the seat belt still remaining secure is a big reassurance.

  9. iain maciver says:

    perfect for all our trips out and about

  10. Carol Thomas says:

    This is really useful as it takes up less space and great for us grandparents too who have to have the same equip as our adult youngsters for our Grandchildren

  11. Solange says:

    It would be a perfect travel accessory to take on holiday.

  12. Pauline HILL says:

    fits any car easy to install folds away nicely

  13. Yvonne says:

    Fits in any car safe compact and lightweight

  14. Abby P says:

    Fitting in hand luggage is such a bonus. Plus it’s small enough to keep in car for situations when you have an extra child who wants to rage along.

  15. bex allum says:

    Its fab for when you quickly change plans and need to rush out! It is compact and safe.

  16. Catherine Deacon says:

    it saves me so much time for the school run

  17. Ren Taylor says:

    This would be so helpful to me for when I look after my nephew and niece for my sister…..takes up much less room and easy to use?

  18. Kathleen Marsden says:

    As we have so many relatives who need to have a car seat to ferry grandchildren around, this is the ideal seat to pass between people. It’s light weight but sturdy and does away with lugging huge bits of plastic and rubber around. Far better for the planet too.

  19. Kate Knight says:

    lightweight and easy to grad on the go

  20. Chloe Davies says:

    Perfect for holidays where car safety for children is perhaps not always adhered to as strictly as in the UK – lightweight and fold-up makes it the perfect travel accessory.

  21. Katie says:

    It’s easy to fit and adjust and can be easily moved around. However, as an auntie with a four year old niece, a little nephew and another on the way, this would be perfect. We always want to take them out (especially my niece as she’s got older) but can’t because we have no car seat. We could just keep this in the boot. It would be ideal.

  22. Sammie Hodges says:

    This would be especially helpful if someone else was picking my child up from school. It could be popped in the school bag easily

  23. simon tutthill says:

    its so versatile and easy to use and light as well,always a big plus especially on long car journeys

  24. Nathan says:

    The ease of use and installation makes it perfect for busy parents!

  25. Rena Plumridge says:

    It’s quick and easy and portable ideal for holidays

  26. Lydia Joy says:

    This would be ideal for grandparents but also with my car I have to have people in my car as part of my work, so having a booster that was easily removable would be a lifesaver for me.


    Nice and portable for parents on the move so ideal. Easy to store too.

  28. Susie Wilkinson says:

    Because the mifold travel child seat is small and compact it would be ideal for me to store in my car for when my step-grandchildren have a friend with them!

  29. Lorraine Tinsley says:

    I think it would be great for parents who need other peole to help with childcare especially grandparents and childminders.

  30. john prendergast says:

    This is really useful as it is lightweight and small

  31. Sadiyya Maryam says:

    We don’t have a car here in London and this would be perfect for when we go on holidays or take our daughter to visit family.

  32. Jamie Edwards says:

    I think it’s great for parents to give to Grandparents for days out etc! Car seats are bulky and annoying to keep moving from car to car! This would be great for Nanny & Grandads 🙂

  33. Clare Hubbard says:

    It is lightweight and perfect to take along on holidays

  34. Iveta Camilleri says:

    We have alao tried it and it is great!

  35. Iveta Camilleri says:

    We have alao tried it and it is great! Great for travels

  36. Rich Tyler says:

    This would be perfect for my little family on our trips

  37. Laura Pritchard says:

    It’s so handy for holidays abroad when you don’t want to lug the full car seat with you on a plane!

  38. E Ostler says:

    this is perfect to fit in a smaller car inbetween two other car seats. Solves a lot of problems easily!

  39. Angela Treadway says:

    they dont have to carry a big bulky seat around in thier car x

  40. Sally Collingwood says:

    So compact, easy for storage, will fit in anywhere. Brilliant!

  41. Amanda Baggott says:

    It is Lightweight compact and versatile which means it is great for all of our little adventures!

  42. Chris Andrews says:

    and not just to parents, as a grandma it is invaluable for when my grandsons visit on sleepovers

  43. Jodii Newton says:

    It is light weight and can be taken easily everywhere

  44. Victoria J Thomas says:

    It’s perfect for traveling long journeys

  45. Gary Topley says:

    Lightweight, compact and versatile for parents travelling long distances x

  46. Rachael Sexey says:

    I love how it folds away, so you can take it out with you when needed. Also with the seat belt still remaining secure is a big reassurance ?

  47. Christina Palmer says:

    This would be ideal for me as a Nan of 7. Grandchildren. Ideal to keep un the boot for when I unexpectedly get a call to collect them from school when they are taken ill and the parents cannot be reached.

  48. Angie McDonald says:

    It takes up less space which is always a bonus and is perfect for long journeys!

  49. maria says:

    As it’s compactible it would help me so much it’s less hassle and easy to take out if we need to get other people in the car

  50. Jo m welsh says:

    It doesn’t look heavy or bulky so perfect for keeping some where handy for unexpected trips with the kids

  51. Lorna Ledger says:

    Portable, compact, easy to use, great for non parents if that makes sense!

  52. Ema J Lowe says:

    it is so useful because of the small compact size. so ideal for taking away on holiday for when you need a taxi to your hotel.

  53. Rebecca Barnes says:

    It’s a super useful car seat because it’s so small which means you can throw it in a bag with no worries!

  54. Pam Francis Gregory says:

    It looks so quick and easy to use whilst also being safe

  55. richard hill says:

    Fits any car light and simply fitted great for busy mums and dads a great idea

  56. Hanna Rose says:

    The mifold car seat is so helpful to parents as it’s quick and reliable. Being fully compliant with ECE R44 04 regulations means that it’s safety credentials are fully validated providing further price of mind for parents and carers.

  57. Samantha O'D says:

    Looks great really useful for travelling, would be great for taxi journeys

  58. Nancy Bradford says:

    Because you can bring it with you wherever you go x

  59. Rachel Butterworth says:

    It doesn’t take up a lot of room and can easily be lent to someone.

  60. Laura Turner says:

    It offers peace of mind and a little more freedom for other people to give your children a lift who might not otherwise have anything suitable in their car.

  61. It’s lightweight so easy to carry and be on hand for travelling in other cars – great for time with grandparents, etc!
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  62. Louise says:

    What a great idea! Very handy!

  63. JULIE WARD says:

    That it folds up small, this is useful for when we pick grandson up from school (only once a week)

  64. Abigail says:

    It’s small enough to haul about if you need to put it in a different car or keep it in the house.

  65. Julia Kerr says:

    This is just so convenient and useful for parents

  66. Kim Neville says:

    Come in very handy when travelling abroad and when sharing car lifts with friends and family as light to carry

  67. Maureen M says:

    It’s light & compact – great for foreign holidays & when giving unexpected lifts to other children.

  68. Cat Sims says:

    Quick, easy, portable, safe:what’s not to like?

  69. Amy Denney says:

    Ideal for going in taxi and going on holidays

  70. claire woods says:

    Would be great for the unexpected trip out with my son’s school friends.

  71. Sarah Austin says:

    What a fantastic idea. I like that it is light weight and compact.

  72. sara owen says:

    Its light and compast and also easy to store

  73. Michelle Ferguson says:

    Its brilliant because it is so compact and perfect for when my nephew comes to stay

  74. vicki hennie says:

    i love the way it holds the belt off the childs neck as my son always puts his arm under belt

  75. Lynn Neal says:

    Easy to carry and take with you on the go!

  76. Susan Willshee says:

    it’s not too heavy or bulky to take away on holiday

  77. janine atkin says:

    this would be great for me. i often look after my nephew so to have a seat that is easy to move and carry is ideal

  78. Tony D says:

    This is really useful as it takes up less space and it would be a perfect travel accessory to take on holiday

  79. Jules page says:

    It’s so handy and portable and very easy to use.

  80. Caroline Shepherd says:

    It’s great because it’s always on hand for unexpected trips and lifts, and can be stuck in a handbag or rucksack.

  81. Paula Phillips says:

    This would be very helpful for me as I often take my nieces and nephews for days out with me and they don’t all have car seats, I also give lifts to my friends and their children, so this would be great to keep in my car for these occasions.

  82. Ash R x says:

    This would be fab for us who have zero storage space 😀 and great for trips and holidays x

  83. MANDY DOHERTY says:

    Great to keep in the car for those unexpected pick ups of the grandchildren

  84. hannah igoe says:

    It folds up really small so it fits in a school bag so your child can take it with them!

  85. Adrian Bold says:

    It is lightweight and portable, so it’s ideal for families that need to swap the seat between cars.

  86. Denise Wilden says:

    This is such a handy item its light and portable it could be put in a handbag with no trouble reasonably priced very handy for grandparents too for those emergency school runs.

  87. Rachel Craig says:

    Great as so portable, can be taken with child and be made use of in various cars, taxi, bus :- As and when required. Keeping child safe and comfortable for each journey.

  88. Jamie Millard says:

    it’s time saving, easy convenient and safe, great product.

  89. I love the idea of being able to pop it in my son’s backpack to use if he has a play date after school.

  90. Jeanette Leighton says:

    Would be great for my daughter Sheriah 6 when she goes to grandads

  91. Sarah Roberts says:

    Perfect for grand parents like us who dont have all the necessary equipment, saves having to haul it all from our sons, its like going away for the week having to bring everything for our grand daughters this is great and is easily moved around from them to us. Great idea!.

  92. Emma Davison says:

    It is cheap, compact and useful for unexpected car journeys or travel

  93. Ashley Phillips says:

    I don’t drive so my carseats get moved around a lot depending on who is taking us out. This makes things a little easier especially for taxi journeys

  94. Rebecca Whatmore says:

    Easy to set up, can be used for 8 years. It’s foldable and compact – great for holidays and taxis etc.

  95. Marion Payne says:

    These look absolutely great for holidays and general use love to win
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  96. Justine Meyer says:

    This would be great for my grandaughter and would take up so much less room than the traditional car seats x

  97. Natalie Crossan says:

    It’s so useful if we need to take journeys unexpectedly, it’s time saving and convenient!

  98. Dean T says:

    Anything that saves space is a bonus, some car seats are so huge and bulky they just get in the way

  99. Tammy Neal says:

    Perfect for my niece x

  100. Diana says:

    It’s great to take on holidays. Hire car seats can be expensive. This one would easily fit in a luggage 🙂

  101. Claire Little says:

    I would use it for when one of my kids friends come with us from school.

  102. Rachel B says:

    Great to carry around to the grandparents.

  103. Francesca Jones says:

    This would be a good solution for my 11 year old who isn’t that tall but insists he’s a big boy and doesn’t need a baby seat!

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