We recently took a family vacation to Chicago (from the LA area) and I was so happy to have Munchkin’s Travel Booster Seat on our trip. Those of you who have traveled with kids know how much stuff you need to pack for these trips - even on the short ones you seem to pack everything but the kitchen sink! We've been there, bringing way too much stuff on many trips, only to have to carry it with us. Well, this time we wanted to keep our kid gear to a minimum, so I really thought about what we were going to take on our trip. With 4 young kids ages 1.5, 4, 6 and 8 years old, the gear adds up fast! After reading some great online reviews of the Munchkin Travel Booster Seat I knew that this was a must-have item for our family. I should note that this travel booster seat is designed for mealtime, not for safely transporting your child in a vehicle.
First, the booster seat instructions are simple and in just a few minutes, you can securely attach the booster seat to a chair using the seat's built in straps. Honestly, I was wondering how the booster seat would stand up to my youngest son, who can wiggle out of almost everything – high chairs, car seats, baby swings! Guess what, the booster seat is very sturdy! I didn’t have to worry about my little guy falling off the chair and hitting the travertine floor.
In addition to my 1.5 year-old son, my 4 year-old was also able to comfortably and safely use the booster seat. The internal frame is strong (it's weight max is 50 lb.) and the height and legs can both be easily adjusted. This means that it can grow with your and it's ideal not just for toddlers, but also small children.
We brought it with us to restaurants, relative's homes and even on our sightseeing excursions. Here's my younger son enjoying his breakfast from his booster seat. Doesn't he look happy? Alas, I wish I had better pictures to share, but I didn't have my nice camera on our trip - the lens broke before we left and I had to rely on my phone.
See how it secures to a chair?
One of the best features of the booster seat is that while it's very sturdy it’s also very lightweight. In fact, it was usually the job of my 4 year-old-son to carry it for our family - a job he really loved! That's me in the other picture with my two boys, and the travel booster seat! The booster seats looks like a stylish bag, doesn't it? One of the best features is that that it has a compartment that is perfect for storing your child's feeding items or extra travel accessories. We kept a set of child's cutlery, snacks and a small plate in the there - perfect!
There are two more features that I really liked about the travel booster seat. The seat is padded, which makes it’s comfortable for little bodies. It's also very easy to wipe clean. That's a huge bonus for me, my kids are messy!
If you are planning a trip, I would highly suggest that you bring one these along for your toddler. We were very happy that we did! The seat retails for about $29.99, so it's a good buy. In fact, I liked this travel booster seat so much that we now keep an extra one at my mother-in-law’s house. She lives nearby, and we tend to visit quite often, so I like knowing that it’s available to use when the kids visit her and she likes knowing that she can easily put it away when we leave. It's also great for daily use in your home, especially if you are low in kitchen space.
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Disclaimer: In the spirit of transparency, I received a Munchkin Travel Booster Seat to help facilitate this review; however all opinions expressed are my own (and they are honest!). I appreciate when bloggers give honest opinions on products they review and I do my best to do the same.