How can you make sure that your child is safe in taxis in Singapore? Here is why the mifold Grab-and-Go booster seat is SO convenient!
Did you ever imagine that one day you would be able to fold up your booster seat and tuck it into your hand bag? Well, with the mifold Grab-and-Go booster seat, you can do exactly that!
Here are some features of the mifold Grab-and-Go booster seat that make it a cut above the rest:
- It is only a tenth of the size of a regular child booster seat, and can easily fit in a parent’s handbag or pocket.
- It adheres to strict European crash test regulations, and its small size ensures that children can be properly restrained in taxis, ride-share vehicles, private cars and even school buses.
- The mifold is suitable for children aged 4 and above and retails at only SGD $99.
- While a regular booster seat lifts the child up to fit an adult seatbelt, the mifold’s unique technology brings the seatbelt down to the child’s height and fits the lap belt snugly against the upper thigh bones and away from the stomach, making it more comfortable and safer in case of an accident.
Car safety in Singapore
Meanwhile, here are some facts about car safety in Singapore that emphasises the need for child appropriate restraints in cars:
- 3 times as many babies die in car accidents in Singapore as compared to the US.
- A car seat use reduces the risk of infant death by 71%, while booster seats such as the mifold, reduces the risk of serious injury for children aged 4-8 by 45%.
- In fact, in Singapore, only 6.1% of children (aged 12 and below) are placed in proper child restraints. A recent report by KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital also found that more than 50% of children in motor vehicle accidents who presented to the Emergency Department between 2012 and 2015 were not restrained at all.
- Singapore’s Road Traffic Act1 states that children under 1.35 metres in height are legally required to be in an appropriate child restraint when travelling in a vehicle. However, this law does not currently extend to taxis.
“But while taxis might be exempt from these laws, they are not exempt from the laws of physics,” says Ellise Mawson, Singapore’s only Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician, and founder of Taxi Baby, an online marketplace providing travel safety solutions to parents and families.
“In Singapore, we unfortunately still see far too many parents assuming their child is safe being held on their laps or strapped to them using the adult seatbelt. Many parents see bringing a car seat with them in and out of taxis as an inconvenience – but the argument that a car seat is inconvenient only works until something bad happens. And no parent wants to be in a situation where they have made the wrong decision. Safety should be the top concern for every modern parent in Singapore.”
- Also, Mawson says that over 95% of car seats are installed incorrectly – mainly due to a lack of understanding of how different car models and car seats work together to fully protect the child.
“The mifold is a revolutionary invention in helping to eliminate accidents for children ages 4 and above, meaning children can stay safe no matter whose car they are in – mum’s, dad’s, or their grandparent’s,” she adds.
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